Welcome to the Gig Buddies Sydney Website
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.
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).
Click here for FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
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)