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Since 1958, the VABT has been providing emergency financial relief to those in our industry experiencing ill health or a medical emergency.

In response to the COVID crisis, the VABT established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to provide immediate assistance to performing arts workers struggling as a result of the impacts the pandemic had on our industry. The VABT provided over $70,000 worth of Food Vouchers to artists and crew.

Whether onstage or off, in front of the camera or behind, the VABT assists artists, creatives and crew from across theatre, film and television.

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

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Emergency Support

If you have suffered a health crisis or medical emergency, the VABT is here to help. Assistance may be available through our ongoing program of Emergency Support.

If you are in need of assistance, please reach out.

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Come and Dazzle with us!

Bucket rattles are one of our major fundraising opportunities for the VABT.  Our Dazzling Bucket Rattlers help us raise much needed funds, but they can’t do it alone.

So come and razzle dazzle with us!

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Additional Resources

Further to the support options provided by the VABT, a range of additional resources are available to those both within and outside of the the performing arts industry Australia-wide.

Click below to visit our list of Additional Resources.

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Latest News & Events


‘Number 96’ – 50th Anniversary Album – Launch

VABT Ambassador, John Wood, and members of the VABT volunteer Committee of Management recently joined the festivities at the ‘Number 96’ 50th Anniversary book launch. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this beloved series with this behind the scenes look, with proceeds assisting the Funds and Trusts of the AAPABF.

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The Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Trust acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners and custodians of all the lands on which we live, work and create. We pay our respects to all First Nations Peoples, their Elders, past, present and emerging.