This ACTober, help support local performers, creatives and crew by donating to the VABT.

ACTober is a month-long, Trans-Tasman campaign uniting the six Actors’ and Entertainers’ Benevolent Funds across the region.

Together, we’re shining a spotlight on the industry, and the people within it.

By donating to the VABT throughout the month of October, you’re helping to continue our work assisting and supporting local performing arts workers.

Your generosity will make a difference.

If you are in need of assistance, the VABT are here to help.

The VABT provides emergency financial relief to those in our industry experiencing ill health or a medical emergency. Whether onstage or off, in front of the camera or behind, the VABT is here to ensure nobody falls through the cracks.

For more information on the assistance available, or to apply, click the apply button at the top of this page.

In response to the current crisis,

the VABT has established the

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to

provide immediate assistance to individuals

who may be awaiting government payments

or seeking new employment.

For more information click the apply button at the top of this page.


The Curtain Will Rise Again

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Supporting Creatives From All Walks Of Life

“Our Community is the Strength of our Industry”

The VABT provides emergency financial assistance to all members of our creative industry; from the young right through to our magnificent elders. We support crew, cast and everyone in between. While all support is provided on a strictly confidential basis, these incredible creatives wanted to share their VABT story with you.

VICTORIAN ACTORS’ BENEVOLENT TRUST – Celebrating over 60 Years of Service to our Industry