Vale Bert Newton, AM, MBE

The Victorian Actors' Benevolent Trust pays tribute to an Australian legend of stage and screen, with the sad passing of Bert Newton. As a founding member of the VABT, Bert’s…
October 31, 2021

5th Victorian Lockdown

5th Victorian Lockdown On the 16th July 2021, the Victorian State Government introduced new restrictions, aimed at preventing a growing outbreak of COVID-19. This 5th lockdown came into effect mere…
July 16, 2021

Victorian Lockdown 4.0

Victorian Lockdown 4.0 On the 27th May 2021, the Victorian State Government announced the introduction of new restrictions, aimed at preventing a growing outbreak of COVID-19. For many Victorians, the…
May 28, 2021

Our new look VABT website

We’ve had a facelift! While things may look a little different, the VABT remains here to help as always. With our fresh new look, we hope that the information you…
February 24, 2021

VABT 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Trust 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held online Saturday 28th November 11am-12noon. Please register your interest to attend by Monday 23rd November and an invitation…
November 6, 2020

Keeping The Curtain Up

Keeping The Curtain Up A musical theatre treat supporting the Australian performing arts community. Hosted by Shane Jacobson, Keeping The Curtain Up is an evening dedicated to musical theatre, taking a look at…
July 10, 2020

Play It On

Play It On A Music Collaboration Series in Support of the Arts With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Australia’s live entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors as producers…
July 2, 2020

VABT Virtual Big Bucket Rattle

Thank you for making the VABT Virtual Big Bucket Rattle a BIG success! Thank you to all who donated as part of our first ever virtual bucket rattle on Tuesday 12 May 2020. Your support is…
May 13, 2020

Virtual Bucket Rattle To Dig Deep For Artists

Virtual Bucket Rattle To Dig Deep For Artists May 11th, 2020 By David Knox  The Victorian Actors’ Benevolent Trust will tomorrow conduct a virtual bucket rattle to assist performers who have lost…
May 11, 2020

The #Arts Needs Your Support

The #Arts Needs Your Support As President of the VABT, I am seeking your assistance in our plight to keep our entertainment industry from falling through the gaps of this…
April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update The VABT extends heartfelt good wishes to our community of actors, dancers, circus performers, stagehands, costume designers, directors, comedians, playwrights, crew, musical theatre performers, set designers, hair and…
April 10, 2020

Libby Tanner Birthday Fundraising

Libby Tanner Birthday Fundraising To celebrate her birthday in February, actor Libby Tanner and her fans want to encourage viewers to donate to the charity, the Victorian Actors' Benevolent Trust…
December 4, 2019

Anne Phelan Funeral Notice

Anne Phelan Funeral Notice To join us as we farewell our beloved colleague and friend, click on the notice below. If you would like to make a donation on Anne's…
November 4, 2019

VABT Christmas Appeal

VABT CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2018 Press PLAY to hear our Ambassador, Julia Zemiro, seeking your support for this year's Christmas Appeal. To donate click on the DONATE button above.  
March 2, 2019