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The FReeZA program is an innovative youth development program that provides opportunities for young Victorians aged 12-25 across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria to enjoy live band gigs, dance parties and other cultural, recreational and artistic events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.

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For upcoming FReeZA events, check out the Whats On! section or the EG FReeZA Facebook page.


FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events. FReeZA attracts over 140,000 young people each year to events that take place in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues across the Victoria.


Through funding provided by the Office for Youth, FReeZA presents you with the opportunity to become a part of a local FReeZA committee to plan and deliver these events. FReeZA offers you the chance to develop a broad range of skills and the opportunity to stage events for other young people in your local community.


By participating in a local FReeZA committee you will be given the chance to make decisions and lead in the staging of events, whilst also broadening networks within the community by connecting with local businesses, schools and other organisations. Being a part of a FReeZA committee will also build your self confidence, create and develop professional relationships, and provide opportunities to explore various education and employment pathways in the music industry.


As well as developing new skills, you will also provide important performance opportunities for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their talents through state-wide competitions such as the annual FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands.


The other types of events that you can also get involved with through your local FReeZA committee include staging of live band gigs, BMX/Skate comps, Hip Hop showcases, art and short film competitions, DJ dance events, theatre productions and local community, music and youth festivals.


Like the East Gippsland Freeza Facebook page to find out about upcoming events.


If you are interested in joining the EG FReeZA committee and get involved in the next event near you, please contact council's Youth Engagement Officer on 5153 9500 or feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au


FReeZA Push Start Competition

A State-Wide Competition for Young Musicians

The FReeZA Push Start Comp showcases young musicians from around Victoria, giving them the opportunity to perform, gain local exposure, and win their way to a spot on the Grand Final line up.

Local heats are hosted by FReeZA Committees each year from March to August, with the winners going on to compete in Regional Finals from September to December. Winners from the eight regional finals then go onto compete in the grand final held as part of the annual St Kilda Festival in February each year. Each FReeZA Committee that hosts a heat is supported to ensure that FReeZA Push Start is not only a platform for young performers, but a platform for young event organisers and promoters alike.

The FReeZA Push Start competition is open to any style of music, including bands, soloists, duos, hip hop artists, electronic acts, acoustic acts, etc. It is of most benefit to artists performing original material. If you’re a young musician and are interested in entering, check out the information below on how to get involved.

If you want to find out more about playing in the FReeZA Push Start Comp, call The Push on 03 9380 1277 or email Vito at vito@thepush.com.au.

The FReeZA Push Start Competition is open to any style of music, including bands, soloists, duos, hip hop artists, electronic acts, acoustic acts, etc. It is of most benefit to artists performing original material.


Please visit the FReeZA Push Start Competition page for further information.




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