Music and culture

Music and culture are an important part of any thriving community.

Currently the department funds the following programs:

Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge

The Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge is a statewide competition for secondary students to create a story through dance, creative movement and acting.

Be Heard! Community Radio Program

The Be Heard! Program and SYN Inc. youth-run media organisation provide opportunities for young people to develop skills and experience in radio broadcasting and media.


The FReeZA program provides opportunities for young Victorians to enjoy drug and alcohol-free music and cultural events in their local area. Each year, more than 165,000 young people attend FReeZA events throughout the state.

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