Support South West Music

Your support enables us to provide the highest standard of musical education and experiences to our communities.


South West Music has several philanthropic funds that contribute towards specific areas of the Conservatorium’s work. 

South West Music is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission and has Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

If you are interested in supporting our philanthropic programs, please contact our team

Philanthropic Programs

Bursary Program

Support of our Bursary Program provides access to musical education for students who are experiencing hardship. 

Each bursary covers the cost of music tuition for a student in a regional and remote area for an entire year.

We want to ensure all young people who want to can receive the immense benefits to their health, wellbeing and academic performance offered by a musical education. This direct financial support seeks to overcome the disadvantages our young people can experience, especially in smaller communities that are challenged by the impacts of isolation and drought. 

Scholarship Program 

The Scholarship Program is designed to reward excellence and commitment in musical endeavour. Scholarships are applied for and awarded on merit across 10 instrument categories for both junior and senior students.

Scholarships are named after the patron and patrons are invited to attend the annual Student Award Night. 

Young Musician Program

The Young Musician Program expands our students’ existing musical education through workshop opportunities delivered by highly specialised guest teachers. Skills such as song writing and stagecraft expand a young musician’s musical education, increasing their opportunities for employment in the music industry.

The program enables the Conservatorium to bring suitably qualified musical educators into our region, where access to these specialised skills is not readily available.

Early Childhood Program 

The Early Childhood Program provides a weekly musical education program for groups of children under school age, delivered by qualified early childhood educators.

This program is proposed to be delivered in partnership with local Early Childhood Education organisations.

Instrument Fund 

The Instrument Fund enables the Conservatorium to adequately maintain its existing instrument base and purchase new and specialised instruments. 

Live Music Program 

Our Live Music Program brings professional performers to the region each year for live music events across a range of genres. The program has loyal community and volunteer support, united behind the vision of providing our students with access to world-class musical performances. 

Support of the Live Music Program allows us to increase the range of music performed to regional audiences, ensure live music pricing remains accessible and expand our concerts into smaller communities around Deniliquin. 

Student spotlight

Music is an important part of every culture and provides valuable community and artistic connection throughout our rural communities. Your support helps us to teach and inspire local musical students like those featured here.