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Your headline act…..

We’re excited to finally reveal more information about our festive party at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre.

Your headline act for the evening is gig buddy and musician, Hounddog Harry.

Accompanying him on stage will be the “Man Band”, co-writer LA Edwards from the Slack Punks plus “Mr Rock N Roll Royalty” himself, ex- AC/DC bassist Mr Mark Evans.

"Hounddog Harry is a Sydney based uplifting and inspiring young drummer/vocalist/songwriter who is about to release two debut singles: "My Life Is Delicious" and "I’m Going Out". In addition to dropping his new hits, he’ll be playing a bunch of classic covers for the good people at Gig Buddies."

Following his set, “H-Dog and LA will be staying on to provide some tasty tracks and beats in the H-DOG vs LA DJ extravaganza!"

In addition to our live entertainment, we can also reveal we’ll be giving away door prizes to three lucky attendees.


Ho, ho, ho

And on the subject of our festive gatherings, we’re down to the final few tickets for our Central Coast offering.

Taking place on Saturday 2 December at Umina Beach’s Margarita Daze, we invite you to join us for a night of good food, great company and the odd cocktail.

Whether you’re based in Sydney or on the Central Coast, we invite you to join us for our two festive gatherings. To sign up for both, load up the links below:


Are you looking to volunteer?

We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current Sydney roles and the graphic below for opportunities on the Central Coast.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email:


Calling all creatives

We’ve had a wonderful response to our slogan competition - thank you to those who have already submitted an entry.

As a reminder, last week we set our community the challenge of coming up with some words that sum up who we are and what we do. We’ve been operating for nearly nine years now and - based on received feedback - we feel we’re missing out.


Something to think about…..

For those not knowing where to start, slogans are usually placed under a brand name or logo. They’re typically short in length, with most slogans containing a maximum of 6 to 8 words.

We want our slogan to be short enough that it’s memorable and easy for people to repeat, but long enough that it’s unique and catchy as well.


Some tips for writing slogans

Some famous slogan examples include Nike’s "Just Do It", Subway’s "Eat Fresh" and Weetbix’s "Aussie kids are Weetbix kids”.

When coming up with a slogan, think about words that relate to Gig Buddies. These might describe what we do, who we support or why we operate.

Perhaps start by brainstorming a list of possible words and go from there…..

Once you have come up with your idea, share it via our website by clicking here.

We appreciate this is not an easy ask, so our slogan competition closes on Sunday 7 January 2024. We’ll then announce a winner in the new year.

And for the person who comes up with the winning idea, they will take home a $50 gift voucher.


The gigs of December

This December we have SIX additional outings taking place throughout Sydney and the Central Coast.

For the final month of 2023 we invite buddies to join us in Miranda, Gosford, Waverton, Macarthur, Petersham and Double Bay for bingo, dinner, breakfast and boardgames, live football, markets, an inclusion festival, and pub trivia.

Please note, the quizzame event originally scheduled to take place in Bradbury will now be held in Macarthur.

To find out more about our December socials (and to sign up), jump on the links below.


Then there was one…..

And we’re down to one final offering for November.

Taking place this forthcoming Friday, we invite you to join us in Miranda.

If you have any questions about our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.


Out west on a Wednesday

On the subject of November outings, we caught up with buddies in Milperra last Wednesday.

It was great to see so many of you at The Mill Hotel - thank you to everyone who joined us in the west.

To see more snaps from the social, click here.


1 up

It’s great to welcome our latest match to the fold.

We look forward to hearing more about Tony and Jude's (above, L - R) forthcoming adventures.


Four more

And last week we also prepped another batch of volunteers.

Thanks to Nick (top left), Nurfilzah (Fi) (top right), Diane (bottom left), and Josh (bottom right) for joining us online for volunteer training.


Lights, camera, action!

And lastly, in one week’s time we take to the stage at Tubular Festival!

Next Monday (20/11) myself and Bec, alongside buddies Stavros and Alex will be hosting a Gig Buddies information session at FunHaus Factory, Gosford.

Entitled: ‘Tubular Festival presents: Fight For Your Righty to Party’, we’ll be informing an audience all about who we are and what we do - and we’re calling on the Gig Buddies community to come and support the team.

Our hour long session starts at 6.30pm. It’s free to attend and light refreshments will also be provided.

To book your ticket click here, while this Facebook event link provides more details about our discussion.


Matthew: Central Coast coordinator (0402 708 814)

Carol: CEO (02 9419 6951)

Chelsea: NDIS coordinator (0412 145 819)

Tony: Funding and sponsorship coordinator (02 9419 6951)

Bec: Sydney coordinator (0411 252 228)

Aylin: Western Sydney coordinator (0466 389 961)

Lara: Greater Western Sydney coordinator (0478 045 121)

Sandon: Southern Sydney coordinator (0478 043 996)


Would you like more information about Gig BuddiesSydney? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.


Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

The Gig Buddies Sydney project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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