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Green Music Australia is excited to announce that our flagship music industry training initiative, the Green Action Program (GAP), is now open for expressions of interest from NSW-based music businesses. The program is scheduled to commence in May 2024.

Launched in 2022, GAP is helping businesses across Australia to better understand, monitor and improve their environmental impact. GAP alumni include ABC Music, Unified Music Group, The Corner Hotel, arn (Australian Radio Network), Brunswick Ballroom, MusicNSW and more. 

The 2024 New South Wales program has been made possible with the support of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Green Action Program (GAP) supports music businesses to undertake a range of hands-on, in-person and online facilitated learning modules including:

  • First Nations First - why platforming First Nations voices matters to sustainability 
  • Policy and procedure development - how to embed climate action into organisational structures 
  • Regulatory Environment - review of recent legislative changes including plastic bans and emission reduction targets
  • Measuring impact - capturing and using data to set goals and identify and meet sustainability objectives
  • Energy 101 - A walk-through onsite energy audit at a live music venue
  • Creating tailored environmental and social impact reports 
  • National and international case studies of best practise
  • Climate leadership - gaining skills to lead operational change and achieve stakeholder approval

"GAP was so beneficial in bringing environmental issues to the forefront of our business discussions and planning, and bringing our team on that journey. I can't wait to continue learning and taking action for our planet and people."- Fiona McAuliffe, ABC Music Label Manager


Read our Frequently Asked Questions including information on GAP 2024 pricing and course outline.


Watch highlights from the 2023 NSW program:


Participant Outcomes:

  • A business Sustainability Action Plan created with input from your broader team
  • Data analysed and benchmarked in environmental reporting platform Amidesi for three years post program
  • Policies & procedures that feed into your Sustainability Action Plan
  • Annual reports highlighting organisational progress and improvement pathways
  • A network of industry peers committed to climate action
  • Inspiration towards the potential for positive transformation in your business, personal life, and our industry
  • Educated staff across your business


Watch ABC Music's GAP journey:


Watch Electronic Music Conference's GAP journey:


See highlights from the 2022 VIC program: