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Music in Australia

This guide will point you to resources in Australian music at the University of Melbourne Library and beyond.

Key Websites

Music Australia is an online service developed by the National Library of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive and other cultural institutions across the nation. You can discover, access and navigate a rich store of information on Australian music, musicians, organisations and services, all from a single access point.

The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of both the artform of music and the creators and performers of contemporary classical, improvised jazz, experimental music and sound art in Australia.


Music resources in the Australian National Bibliographic Database (Trove), including books, scores, newspapers, images and recordings.

Australian Folk Songs

  • A collection of Australian traditional and bush songs with words, music and information about each song.
  • A comprehensive bibliography and discography, plus many articles about Australian folk songs and the Folk Revival.