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 Please note, the Victorian Music Library is temporarily in storage.

The Victorian Music Library (VML) Committee and Volunteers would like to thank you for your continued support. 

The VML is urgently looking for a space to call home. Do you know of a disused church, or converted warehouse? We are seeking your creative help and imagination!

Our wish-list is:

  • Approximately 400 square metres of floor space for the total collection
  • A location close to a shopping precinct and public transport
  • Kitchenette and bathroom facilities
  • Administration area with temperature control and space for cataloguing and processing music
  • Adequate amount of car parking spaces for members and volunteers
  • A suitable entrance for disabled, pram and trolley access
  • Our target area is from the Melbourne CBD in an easterly direction towards Camberwell and then down in a southerly direction towards Sandringham
Background information:
  • The VML is a not-for-profit independent incorporated organisation
  • We offer a niche market service which is different from universities
  • We are open to the general public
  • Originally established in 1974 as a string music library
  • An ever-increasing collection, currently listing more than 20,000 items of catalogued sheet music 

The sheet music collection currently includes:

  • Chamber music
  • Orchestral music 
  • String Orchestra music
  • Choral and Vocal music - both secular and religious
  • Band music
  • Solo Instrumental music - including works for AMEB and VCE exams
  • Percussion music - a large collection rarely available elsewhere
  • Piano music

Remember!!! Finding a suitable place for the VML is only a few steps away. Please pass this information around to as many people as you can to help the entire music community.

Contact us via email: vicmusiclib @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

Sheet Music Donations

If you find that you are in possession or know of a collection of sheet music that you aren't quite sure what to do with, the Victorian Music Library is always most happy to receive any donations of this nature and will store such items carefully in our archives.

Please contact the Library if you would like to pursue this idea. We will ask you to fill out a donation form if you decide to donate any music.

Financial Donations

Victorian Music Library is a deductible gift recipient under Australian taxation law: all donations of AU$2.00 or more are tax-deductible.

Please download the donation form and send it with your donation to Victorian Music Library, P.O. Box 236, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185. 

The VML is extremely grateful for your support and we are happy to discuss ways of honouring your contribution through public acknowledgments or dedications. You may also be able to sponsor particular projects and events carried out by the library. 

Making a bequest to VML in your will is a generous way to leave a legacy to the Victorian Music community. We can provide advice and information to assist you in this, please get in touch to find out more.

Thank You to our Supporters

We are grateful for previous financial support from:

The Estate of Barbara Anne Livett

Vale: Patricia Vivian-Lall

Dear Members and Friends,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of a dedicated Volunteer, Patricia (Pat) Vivian-Lall
Patricia was always bright, bubbly and effervescent - a very-talented and popular Soprano and Actress, working beside June Bronhill in “Nunsense”; in “Neighbours” as “Beatrice Benedict”; in “Theatre Restaurants”; with “The Victorian State Opera”; in the “Free Entertainment In The Parks (FEIP) Concerts” held at The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne and amongst other things, Pat also wrote a Children’s Book: “Ozzie Pozzie’s Rhymes For Aussie Kids, for which she wrote original songs.
We extend our Deepest Sympathy to Patricia’s Family.