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Help us celebrate 40 years of community musicWelcome to the DRMC

Celebrating 40 Years of Community Music 1979-2019

The Dandenong Ranges Music Council Incorporated is an arts organisation serving the Shire of Yarra Ranges and beyond. The office is located in Upwey in the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne. The DRMC has been funding, facilitating and teaching community music for over thirty years. The Dandenong Ranges Music Council Inc. is assisted by Yarra Ranges Council.

We believe community music is for everyone, beginner to professional. It enriches our lives and gives us opportunities locally to sing, play, perform, jam, create and listen.


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A Family Violence Prevention Project

Monbulk Respect leadersDate: July – December 2014

Venue: Monbulk 3793

Description: The development and creation of a DVD and composition of a new song to create awareness of family violence.

Film: Here is the video produced as part of the project with community members reinforcing the message:


Artist: Carolyn Oates - singer/songwriter

Composition: 'This Town'

Listen to the song 'This Town (Monbulk Respect)' from 'This Town' by Carolyn Oates and featuring Stewart Kohinga:


You can find more information on the song here.

Project Team:

  • Dr Sue Rosenhain – research advisor
  • Sue Clisby – project manager
  • Joshua Collings – filmmaker


  • Monbulk CWA
  • Monbulk RSL
  • Monbulk Business Network
  • Monbulk and Community Opportunities Working Group (MADCOW)
  • Monbulk College
  • Monbulk CFA
  • Victoria Police
  • Monbulk Soccer Club
  • Monbulk Football and Netball Club
  • Jason Callanan – Yarra Ranges Councillor
  • Amanda May – Community Development Officer

See the full size Monbulk Respect Launch Flyer...

You can also view more posts regarding Monbulk Respect by visiting

Funding: Victorian Department of Justice Community Crime Prevention Program

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