The FReeZA program provides opportunities for young people aged 12-25 to enjoy live gigs and other cultural, recreational and artistic events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues. It also gives local performers development and regular performance opportunities.

Young people who join the FReeZA committee get to make decisions and lead the planning, organising and promoting and delivery of events. Being a part of a FReeZA committee develops skills, builds self-confidence and provides opportunities to explore various education and employment pathways into the music industry. Over the last 12 months FReeZA has organised live music at the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival and the Benalla Festival plus staged a series of Open Mic nights at the Drill Hall.

Contact us if you're interested in joining the committee or for more information.

Music Equipment

The Victoria Rocks Music Equipment Grants program has been set up to give local Councils money to spend on music equipment for local young people to use.

Benalla Rural City Council has sound equipment available for use by community groups and young people for community based, not for profit events. There are strict conditions associated with music equipment hire and a skilled technician is required for operation.A $100 fully refundable bond is required once the application is approved.

Contact us to apply to loan the music equipment.