Indent Program

Indent is a program of MusicNSW set up to help young people (13 – 25) in NSW access all-ages entertainment.

About Indent

Indent works directly with young people to empower them and help raise awareness of their needs, connecting them with support organisations in their community, providing opportunities, training and valuable experience and involving them in a range of tasks such as booking venues, liaising with police, managing security, organising public liability insurance, advertising and promotion.

The name Indent comes from the words INDependent ENTertainment.


Indent dates back to the 1996 Drug Summit where one of the many outcomes was the development of a Youth Entertainment Pilot (YEP) project to promote developments in government policy relating to the staging of under 18’s and all ages events and drug and alcohol free entertainment.

MusicNSW held a forum at the Powerhouse Museum on November 27, 1999 which brought together 120 young people from around NSW who were actively involved in youth events. The discussion at the forum led ultimately to the formations of the first Indent Strategy. The strategy was well received and Indent was officially engaged with an initial financial commitment of $750,000 over three years ($250,000 a year).

What does Indent do?

Indent has been set up to help young people (13 – 25) in NSW access all-ages entertainment. We provide:
Funding for all ages events
Workshops and training
Advice, support, and resources

Feedback 2018 Alex The Astronaut


MusicNSW and Vivid Sydney present FEEDBACK: A music conference for young people – a jam-packed day of music industry networking, talks and panels for 12-25 year olds.

Indent Event Development Grants - Bondi Blitz

Indent Event Development Grants

With two levels of funding, the Indent Event Development Grant supports teams of young people who are interested in staging their own all-ages, drug, and alcohol-free music events.

Indent Tour


The annual Indent Tour is a skills development opportunity for young people in regional communities.

Youth Rock

Youth Rock

YouthRock is an official event for NSW Youth Week 2018 for teenage contemporary bands and songwriters.