Welcome to the Gig Buddies Sydney Website

About us

Going out to see bands, clubbing, or seeing friends is part of everyday life for many people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this. 

​Gig Buddies pairs volunteers and people with learning disability to go to events together.

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The 5 steps of being paired with a buddy.

How it works

Gig Buddies matches and pairs buddies based on mutual interests - such as music tastes, sport and hobbies - and other factors such as location and age.
 

Once paired, gig buddies go to events together once or twice a month for a year. 

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Click here for FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.

Get involved...

Participants

If you have a learning disability and want to have a buddy to go to events and hang out with, click the link below.

Volunteers

If you want to go to events with an adult with a learning disability click the link below.

 
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The Soul Fly Band

(Gig Buddies' user-led advisory team)

We are an advisory group of participants set up to oversee and advise the Gig Buddies project. We catch up monthly and help shape the Gig Buddies project going forward.

Click here to visit our page.

Gig Buddies and the NDIS

The standard NDIS charge is 3 hours per month to support the programme.
The charge covers; recruiting, vetting, matching & training volunteers to partner with buddies (a person with a disability) build friendships & attend live music, sport and other events.
The NDIS charge also includes access* to the many Gig Buddies hosted online and live activities and events.
(*some events have additional charges)

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CONTACT US

ACL Disability Services

125 Blues Point Road

McMahons Point, NSW, 2060

 

02 9419 6951

info@gigbuddiessydney.org

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Gig Buddies Sydney is a registered NDIS service provider and charity

ABN 60114099928  -  NDIS Reg No 4050003928

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Gig Buddies and ACL Disability Services acknowledge the Cammeraygal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land, and pay respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging.

Gig Buddies and ACL Disability Services facilitates a community and social culture that is built on mutual respect and understanding.
Gig Buddies and ACL Disability Services thoroughly condemn and will not tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on a physical or learning disability, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender, age, religion or any other defining characteristics.