In 2009-10, ABS figures show funding at the national and state level was over $160 million for music performance, music theatre and opera, and music composition and publishing. This represented 2.4 percent of total cultural funding at these levels, and was relative to:
- Heritage – 10.4 percent
- Radio and television services – 19.5 percent
- Environmental heritage – 20.2 percent
- Art museums, other museums and cultural heritage – 14.2 percent
- Libraries – 11.4 percent.
Further support for music is provided through other funding streams. For instance, State and Local Governments provide significant support to performing arts venues and facilities. In 2009-10, State and Local government expended $151.5 and $91.1 million on performing arts venues respectively.