Here at the Australian Youth Orchestra we believe in helping young people shine. We believe that we are a catalyst for awakening talent, nurturing confidence and laying the foundation for a lifetime of endeavour and achievement.


  • discover Australia’s best young musicians;
  • train them to reach new heights; and
  • inspire them to pursue artistic excellence.

We achieve this by providing the best orchestral training programs in Australia. Our training pathway nurtures development at all stages - from emerging school-aged students to those on the verge of a professional career.

We believe that talent should be the key requirement for entry into an AYO program, offering scholarships and financial assistance to many students who may otherwise be unable to participate.

Participant fees and funding from the Australian Government provide just over half the support we need to sustain AYO’s annual program. We seek to raise the remaining balance through the generosity of individuals and organisations, to guarantee the continuity and quality of our unique training programs and performances.

To learn more about the many ways you can actively support the AYO, click on a supporter category below or contact the Development team on (03) 8420 5710.

Click here to find our current supporters.

The AYO is a not for profit organisation. All donations over $2 to the Australian Youth Orchestra are tax deductible. ABN number: 42 004 355 739

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Support

Partnership with the AYO celebrates youth, excellence and talent while delivering tailored opportunities that meet the business and marketing needs of your company.



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Leaving a gift in your Will helps to ensure many more generations of young musicians will continue to be inspired by the life changing opportunities provided by AYO. 



Philanthropic Support

Join the AYO community and help us build the foundations for a young person’s lifetime of endeavour and achievement, while cultivating a love of music amongst future generations. 



Trusts & Foundations

Going to the heart of what we do, support from Trusts and Foundations sustains AYO’s core activities while ensuring access for young musicians regardless of their circumstances.