Dear live music fan/attendee,

Music Victoria is excited to be commissioned by the Victorian Government and a number of Melbourne Local Government Areas to conduct two major research projects: The Regional Victoria Live Music Census & Audit 2021 and the Melbourne Live Music Census 2021.

This will be a very important and timely update of our major research and reporting undertaken in 2017 but, more importantly, will provide essential information to guide investment to restore our sector to health. 

The state and local government, through their various agencies and programs, are seeking data to develop strategic live music plans and better target support to restore the sector to its former health.

Your input is an essential part of that.

We’re asking you to report your activity in attending live music events [including concerts, festivals and small venues] in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne in 2019 – a year of full operation, AND your activity (or lack of) during the restrictions of 2020/21.
For this survey, please only consider live music events that you physically attended, we are not capturing information about streamed concerts or festivals.

It will take some time but will provide the most comprehensive picture of the challenges the live sector has faced during restrictions and identify the priorities for support.

Despite the sadness we all share in documenting the downturn, it’s essential to provide the most accurate data possible on which to base specific recommendations.

You will not be asked to identify yourself, so please answer as accurately as you can.

Thank you for your time and involvement. 

The Music Victoria Live Music Census team

If you have any additional comments and/or queries, please feel free to contact me -