For more information about the Gig Buddies project, please read:

FAQs  (frequently asked questions)

NDIS info (more information about Gig Buddies and the NDIS)

About Us (about ACL Disability Services and the Gig Buddies team)

The Gig Buddies Project is for

adults (18+years)

with mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism

in the greater Sydney area (Sydney and suburbs) and Central Coast

The standard charge for Gig Buddies participants is 3 hours per month (see categories on NDIS info webpage).

This administration charge supports the project with recruiting, vetting, matching & training volunteers to partner with a participant.

This admin charge also includes full access to monthly Gig Buddies group social events.

The Gig Buddies team provide ongoing support to all participants and volunteers; promoting and supporting social inclusion, enabling an experience beyond the limitations of a disability specific event.

Paired-up buddies catch up once a month to build a friendship and attend live music, sport as well as other recreational or social events. 

If you do not currently have NDIS funding available for Gig Buddies or you would like to find out more about the NDIS and Gig Buddies, please contact Gig Buddies Sydney on 02 9419 6951 or
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The Gig Buddies project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services, an organisation with 50 years' experience providing assistance to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism.

In line with ACL Disability Services' mission statement, the Gig Buddies project only provides assistance to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism.


Before proceeding with your application, please read the statements below and tick the boxes below to confirm that you have read and agree to this statement.

Photo and Video Privacy Agreement  (please scroll to read)

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The Gig Buddies team may like to use video and/or photos of you at our social events or with your gig buddy. Photos help promote the Gig buddies project to other people.

Videos and photos may be used to help people know about the work of the Gig Buddies project.

Digital photos or videos

The Gig Buddies team may put video or photos of you with your buddy or at a Gig Buddies event on the internet, which means anyone will be able to see it.

Printed photos or videos

They may also use it in leaflets and other publicity (we will ask permission before a photo is used on a brochure or in a news story in a magazine or newspaper).              

We never put your name or details with a photo or video of you (unless you agree to a specific request eg. We write a story about you and your gig buddy).

Privacy and Collection of Information Policy (please scroll to read)

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To give you support, ACL Disability Services and the Gig Buddies project needs to keep information about you.

For example, who you are, where you live and what type of support you need.

This is your personal information.

Your personal information provided to ACL Disability Services and Gig Buddies will be held in hard copy and managed in a secure recruitment file, in a cloud based network, or on a computer.

A law called the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act NSW 1998 says that the Gig Buddies project must keep this information private and secure.

Access to information is restricted to ACL Disability Services personnel and on a need-to-know basis.

Only people that need to know your information can see it. This is so they can give you the support you need (for example, your support worker).

 *This will only happen if you say this is ok or if we need to keep you safe.

There is another section in this application form where you can say who you do and don’t want information shared with.

ACL Disability Services is committed to taking all reasonable steps in order to protect your privacy and personal information from misuse, loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Your name will not be used in any data results that are collated by ACL Disability Services and will not be given to any third parties.

ACL Disability Services will retain your information on a secure database and your information will be kept for no longer than necessary.

If you request your personal information to be removed from ACL Disability Services records, we will ensure reasonable steps are taken to dispose of your information promptly and securely.

  • The Gig Buddies project will only use information about you to make sure you get the right support and to help find you a gig buddy.
  • You can decide not to let staff share certain information at any time.
  • You can stop your involvement with the Gig Buddies project and ask to have your personal information removed from the database at anytime. 

If you choose to join the Gig Buddies project, the cost will be 3 hours per month from your NDIS funding.

This can come from either your Core Support or Capacity Building funding.

You can find more information about Gig Buddies and the NDIS here:

Gig Buddies staff will contact you once you have completed this form.

You will not be charged anything until you have met with Gig Buddies staff and signed a service agreement.