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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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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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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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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It was raunchy, it was riotous and it was a revelation. It was called Number 96 and soon after making its spectacular debut on our TV screens in 1972, it became the hottest show around. 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.