Work with us

Run the Gig Buddies project in your city (Gig Buddies in a Box)

Get a licence to run the project in your city

Help the project

Offer your Services,

Become a Corporate Sponsor


Donate to Gig Buddies


Join the Gig Buddies team

Job Opportunities

Gig Buddies Western Sydney Hub Coordinator

Gig Buddies Sydney are looking for an energetic team player to work in Sydney’s Western suburbs to grow and develop the Gig Buddies project in the West.


Gig Buddies will be setting up a “hub” in the West - Gig Buddies Western Sydney - and would like to appoint a proactive Hub Coordinator, on a paid part-time basis, to work with the Sydney team to connect with existing and potential service users based in Western Sydney.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please read the full job description here or call 9419 6951 for more information. To apply for this role, please send your CV/Resumé to Carol Smail at


Gig Buddies is an initiative of ACL Disability Services, a registered not for profit organisation committed to promoting the rights of people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism to live the lifestyle of their choosing.

Click here to download more information (pdf) 


Help the Project

The Gig Buddies project is a not-for-profit (NFP) initiative that provides a service for adults with learning disability to access events, create community connections and develop friendships.

Your support can help the project to achieve these outcomes more effectively.

Examples of services that may help support the project:

- Venues - discounted/free tickets, food/drink discounts

- Bands/Musicians - discounted/free tickets, giveaways

- Video Production - pro bono promotional videos

- Sporting Associations/clubs - discounted/free tickets to matches

- Media - discounted/free advertising and/or promotion

Promote Gig Buddies in your area

If you or your organisation have community connections in areas where the Gig Buddies project is currently active, you may be able to help by promoting the project to new participants and/or volunteers.

Donate to Gig Buddies

The Gig Buddies project is a not-for-profit project and a registered charity in Australia. All donations go towards continuing the provision of the service and creating opportunities for adults with mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism to lead active and fulfilling lives.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Contact us to find out how your company can sponsor the project, and in return get fantastic publicity through our social networks. 





BECOME A GIG BUDDIES VOLUNTEER (accompany an adult with a learning disability to events)


CALL US (02) 9419 6951



Gig Buddies in a Box

(Licence to run the project in your city)
About Gig Buddies and Licensing

We’re keen to work with organisations who are going to be able to work with us to transform communities through their Gig Buddies project whilst upholding the core fundamentals of what makes Gig Buddies special to us.

We're looking to work with organisations who:
  • Work with people with learning disabilities in an inclusive way, enabling them to be fully involved in decisions about the project.

  • Will be able to create a dedicated role for a project coordinator to oversee the project locally.

  • Are open to taking an assets based approach to running the project/training, eg. utilising the particular skills of participants in training sessions.

  • Are realistically going to be able to get their version of Gig Buddies off the ground within 9 months of expressing an interest (including securing funding)

  • Are willing to support the wider work of the Gig Buddies project in its attempts to challenge and change institutionalised care systems, that don’t support people after 9pm at night. This may include committing to make changes within your own organisation if you are a support provider.

Self Eligibility Checklist

Are you passionate about inclusion and enabling people with learning disabilities to be full and active members of their community?


Are you committed to ensuring your Gig Buddies project is as user-led as possible?


Do you have the backing of your board/management, and experience of running a volunteer project?


Are you up for experimenting, trying things out and sharing your experiences?

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CALL US (02) 9419 6951