Who we are

For 45 years, WAYO has inspired young people to achieve excellence through a love of music, while also helping them develop skills of self esteem, discipline, teamwork, leadership and performance. As one of Australia’s leading and most comprehensive youth orchestra programs, with over 400 members from around Perth, South West WA and beyond, WAYO is committed to the long-term investment of helping our young musicians realize their potential and their dreams.

Like many arts organisations, WAYO has keenly felt the impact of Covid-19. We ask you to consider supporting us through this difficult time so that we may continue to do our best for the WA community.


Credit Card Payment

Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible. Receipts will be emailed. 

Clicking the Donate Now button below will take you to Stripe where you can securely enter your credit card details to be processed.

EFT/Bank Transfer

Please make your donation using the following account details:

  • Account Name WA Youth Orchestras
  • BSB 306042
  • Account Number 5521336
  • Reference Your Name


Please make cheques payable to WA Youth Orchestras and include a return address or email address for your receipt.

Many thanks for your support!

For further information about ways in which you can support us, please contact WAYO’s Executive Director, Ben Burgess, at ben.burgess@wayo.net.au.

What your donation does

  • Goes 100% directly to our programs and not to fundraising expenses and does not disappear into capital or reserve building.

  • Supports the small to medium arts and youth arts sector that has been hardest hit both by the current crisis but also by complete cuts in Australia Council  funding.

  • Supports a highly efficient organisation with an administration of only 3.5 people. WAYO contributes both artistic and musical benefit to Western Australia but also delivers substantial economic impact.

  • Supports Western Australian jobs and cultural industries. Research has shown that in a typical year WAYO generates an economic impact 15 times our government funding. This amazing achievement guarantees your valuable and much needed support directly empowers WAYO, the Arts and the economy of Western Australia.

Want to get involved?

Music for Life

Music for Life is an initiative focussed on accessibility, diversity, and the importance of music in doing community good.

Read more about this iniative and how you can play a part in our community’s future.

Individual Support

If you love music and want Australia’s future musicians to have the best training available, become part of the WAYO family and make a tangible difference to our work.

Donate now or contact us to discuss how you can leave a lasting gift.

Corporate Parnership

Involvement with WAYO is the start of a sustainable business relationship tailored to the needs and marketing aims of your business.

Email Executive Director Ben Burgess or contact the WAYO office for a confidential and obligation free discussion on how your business can partner with us and join our valued sponsors.