Defrosted Events – FReeZA Committee

Members of Defrosted events group

Recruiting for 2024 Now!

Defrosted Events are a group of young people aged 14–25 who organise music, art and cultural events across the Yarra Ranges.

We’re a FReeZA committee - a Victorian Government initiative that gives young Victorians the opportunity to lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events. The events are accessible for people of all ages and abilities, and drug, smoke and alcohol free. 

Join Defrosted events and fill out your application:

Become part of the Defrosted Events crew!

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Learn how to arrange and stage festivals and events
  • Gain valuable hands-on music industry experience
  • Get to know more about the music and arts scenes
  • Network and meet people in the arts and events industries
  • Connect and have fun with like-minded people

You can learn new skills in: 

  • event management
  • technical (audio and lighting) equipment operations
  • risk assessment and management
  • how to book artists and performances
  • stage management
  • budget management
  • marketing and promoting events
  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • communication

The events you'll be supported to run might include: 

  • live music events
  • festivals
  • markets
  • theatre
  • comedy
  • art or photography exhibitions
  • film screenings
  • dance showcases and workshops
  • skate and BMX comps

Our committee members: 

  • are aged 14-25 years old
  • live, work, study or spend time in the Yarra Ranges
  • don’t need to have had any previous work or volunteer experience  
  • are enthusiastic and willing to share their ideas and get involved
  • are from a range of diverse backgrounds including race, gender, ability, LGBTIQA+ and more
  • can attend meetings regularly 

We have flexible committee member options: 

  • Join our core crew for 2024
  • Join in person or online!

Defrosted Events Meetings




(Day to be confirmed) 


In person at the Civic Centre
15 Anderson Street, Lilydale
After Hours 
(Time to be confirmed)


Previous events:

Youth Celebration - December 2022

An awards night to celebrate the achievements of young people in the Yarra Ranges.

Location: Mooroolbark Community Centre

Date: 7th December, 2022

Time: 7:00-8:30pm


Pride Formal - October 2022

A formal for young people (Yrs 7-12) of the LGBTQIA+ community and all their allies! In partnership with Lilydale Youth Hub.

Location: Mooroolbark Community Centre

Date: 15th October, 2022

Time: 6pm-9pm

More info: Coming soon!

Baker Boy - September 2022

Baker Boy is touring regional Victoria and coming to the Memo in Healesville for two shows only! Co-presented with Oonah Belonging Place.

Location: The Memo, Healesville

Date: September 2nd – 3rd , 2022

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm

More info here


Belgrave Lantern Festival – July 2022

In partnership with Belgrave Traders Association and with over 10,000 attendees, we showcased a line-up of artists on the big stage and arranged a market of stallholders in the main carpark. 


Best Arts Festival (BAF) – March 2022

A full day of live music, creative workshops and interactive art spaces held at Burrinja Cultural Centre in Upwey. 


The Push All Ages Tour – February 2022

The Chats and Teenage Joans headlined this awesome live concert, and were supported by St.Emerald and Dewey. 

Summer Series – January 2022

A roving festival of live music performances and dance workshops across the Yarra Ranges. One week, 8 towns, 11 events! 

Queer Conversations Series – June 2021

Video recorded conversations between LGBTQIA+ young people in Yarra Ranges and LBTQIA+ staff at Yarra Ranges Council.

Watch the full series here.

Lil Pic - March 2023

 A picnic styled music festival held at Lillydale Lake 

Date: 19th March 2023

Time: 4:00-7:00pm 


Belgrave Lantern Festival - June 2023

In partnership with Belgrave Traders Association, we will be presenting a range of musicians to perform in the Hayes Street carpark in Belgrave. 

Date: 24th June 2023

Time: 5:00-8:00pm 




We can be flexible with the application process so if you would prefer to talk it through, just give us a call or email.

Got questions? Call 9294 6716 or email

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