Join a FReeZA Committee
If you have enjoyed a FReeZA event and would like to be involved in the running of FReeZA events or if you thought the last FReeZA event was rubbish and you could have done it better: Join a FReeZA Committee!
FReeZA committees are groups of young people that organise events for other young people in their local communities across Victoria.
As a committee member you will gain valuable hands-on music industry experience and learn about planning, developing and managing events. You will also get know-how in areas like event management, artist liaison, stage management and technical production.
On a FReeZA Committee you are also supporting local musicians, artists and performers by providing performance opportunities at your events. Most importantly, your committee is putting on safe, drug, smoke and alcohol free events for other young people in your community to enjoy.
The types of music and cultural events you will help run may include: youth stages and performances at community cultural and music festivals; skating, BMX and hip-hop competitions; art, film and fashion exhibitions; a battle of the bands competition; music, song-writing and dance workshops; or live radio shows.
If this sounds like something you might like to do, join a FReeZA committee. Find out about your local FReeZA committee and let them know you are interested. You will never look back!
For Artists and Bands Wanting to Perform All Ages Gigs
Are you a young musician artist or band looking to perform at under 18 or all-ages events in Melbourne and around Victoria? FReeZA events are organized by committees of young people across the state for audiences aged 12 – 25. Whether you live in regional or metropolitan Victoria, there’s a FReeZA committee running FReeZA events near you.
The FReeZA program supports young musicians, bands and artists by providing performance opportunities in their local communities and in state-wide competitions such as FReeZA Push Start Competition.
FReeZA events vary from a small gig at the Nexus Youth Centre in Horsham in south western Victoria, to a youth stage with 1,000 people at a major festival like St Kilda Festival in central Melbourne.
The best approach to getting a gig is to contact your local FReeZA committee and let them know that you are looking for opportunities to perform. Tell or email them your website address, a bio and also a demo and suggest that their committee listens to your music. Give them a follow-up call a few weeks later to remind them about you or your act and to see what their committee thought.
Your Local FReeZA Committee
FReeZA funded music and cultural events are managed by FReeZA Committees of young people. There are 80 committees across Victoria, each with their own personality and strengths.
FReeZA Committees offer a range of opportunities for young people who are interested in planning and managing events that meet the needs of young people in their local area. Select your local region from the menu to find out about your local FReeZA Committee and how you can get involved.
» Barwon South West - Camperdown, Colac, Geelong, Hamilton, Port Fairy, Portland, Queenscliff, Torquay, Warrnambool
» Gippsland - Bairnsdale, Cowes, Leongatha, Morwell, Sale, Warragul
» Grampians - Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Bannockburn, Beaufort, Daylesford, Edenhope, Horsham, Nhill, Stawell
» Hume - Alexandra, Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Mitchell, Broadford, Cobram, Euroa, Mansfield, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Wodonga
» Loddon Mallee - Bendigo, Castlemaine, Echuca, Kyneton, Maryborough, Mildura, Wedderburn, Wycheproof
Metro Melbourne and surrounds
» Eastern Metro - Camberwell, Doncaster East, Glen Waverley, Lilydale, Ringwood
» Northern West Metro - Altona, Broadmeadows, Bundoora, Collingwood, Footscray, Greensborough, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Ponds, Moreland, North Melbourne, Preston, St Albans, Werribee
» Southern Metro - Dandenong, Frankston, Mentone, Mornington Peninsula, Narre Warren, Pakenham, Prahran, Rosebud, Sandringham, St Kilda