About Us

Singing Groups

We have singing groups in all states and territories of Australia. Click here to find your nearest group.

ABN: 35 008 617 070

Mission Statement

When you sing in Sing Australia you are made very welcome. You bring to Sing Australia the voice you have. No judgement is made about your voice.  You join with other members of Sing Australia to bring the joy of singing to the world around you and beyond. Together we promote singing as an important natural emotional expression for the benefit of our health and social well being. We make singing a widely acceptable activity in Australia for all people.

The Concept

Sing Australia accepts that everyone can sing and it makes no judgement on how well that happens. It is inclusive and welcoming of everyone. It is about making happy connections with people from all walks of life and demographics within groups and through performances –often impromptu.

The Organisation

Sing Australia is a private company governed by company laws and regulations. The sole owner is Colin Slater OAM, the National Director and CEO. The Sing Australia Head Office is located in Melbourne.

Management of Sing Australia

  • The Head Office manages the national network of singing groups that are on the whole non-profit community groups.
  • Leaders of groups are appointed by the National Director to manage the group in accordance with the concept of Sing Australia.
  • Conductors and accompanists are appointed to run singing practices and performances as directed by the Leaders and in accordance with the inclusive concept of Sing Australia.

Singing group practices

Sing Australia groups meet weekly, usually for 2 hours including tea break.

Activities

  • Performances/Gigs

Performances range from singing at community events, celebrations, commemorations, concerts to nursing homes and other community facilities.

  • Combined performances

Groups often combine for major performances or for special regional gatherings

  • National Gathering

These are annual events for the participation of all members. Commencing on Friday nights and concluding on Sunday Morning.

  • Tours

Members have the opportunity to participate in wonderful overseas singing tours. These happen annually. They are tailor made to our requirements.

Tours within Australia are also organised to involve singing with a great many Sing Australia groups as part of the tour

Our repertoire

We produce our own songbooks to ensure copyright. Click on the song list below to view a list of our repertoire.

Songbook song list PDF

Our Uniform

Sing Australia has its own uniform. It has a unique scarf and tie that has been designed for Sing Australia use only.

Our Patrons

  • Patron-in-Chief His Excellency Governor General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
  • Athol Guy AO
  • James Morrison AM

 

Annual membership

Members pay an annual membership fee to contribute to the running of Sing Australia

Costs

  • Weekly fees
  • Songbooks
  • Uniform - if participating in gigs

Members pay a fee to attend a singing practice to cover the cost of a conductor, accompanist, venue hire, supper and the Leader expenses.

How to Join

You can join online or complete a joining form from your nearest group at their practice.