Here to help.

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 current crisis, the VABT established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to provide immediate assistance to performing arts workers struggling as a result of the ongoing impacts the pandemic has had on our industry. To-date, the VABT is proud to have provided over $70,000 worth of Food Vouchers to artists and crew, through this dedicated COVID-19 Assistance Fund.

Whether they work 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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COVID-19 Assistance

In response to the current crisis, the VABT has established the COVID-19 Assistance Fund to provide immediate assistance to individuals who may be awaiting government payments or seeking new employment. Applications remain open and are being assessed on a regular basis.

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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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Bucket Rattles are back

Whilst COVID-safe procedures mean they might look a little different, as our primary form of fundraising, the return of our Bucket Rattles is an important step forward.  If you’re a passionate supporter of the performing arts and would like to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.

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Victorian Government Live Performance Support Program

The Victorian Government, through Business Victoria, has announced the opening of applications for Round Two of their Live Performance Support Program. Individuals may be eligible for either $200 or $500 per event, up to 20-events. Applications close 8-Sept-2021

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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.