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 adults with learning disability to go to events together.

find out more here.

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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 (or more). 

find out more here.

Click here for FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.

Get involved...

Participants

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

Events

As well as pairing up buddies, Gig Buddies Sydney host regular live (face to face) and online events for signed-up participants and volunteers.

Volunteers

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

 
Soul Fly Band Group Photo May 20 - Stavros, Lachlan, Joni, Nalyn, Jack and Audrey

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 monthly charge to support the project is 3 hours per month from Core Support or Capacity Building.
The charge covers; recruiting, vetting, matching & training volunteers to partner with participants to build friendships & attend live music, sport and other events.
The monthly charge also includes access* to the many Gig Buddies hosted online and live activities and events.
(*some events have additional charges)

find out more here.

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