The Apollo Bay Music Festival prides itself on being a true community event. Throughout the year the Festival works with a variety of groups from within the region.

The festival presents workshops in a variety of disciplines to nurture creative development. The festival is proud to have a long and productive association with the following community groups and initiatives:

The Apollo Bay Community Choir

Apollo Bay Community House

Colac Otway FReeZA Committee

Apollo Bay P-12 College

Birregurra Festival

The Colac Sudanese Community Choir

Otway Community College

Apollo Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Apollo Bay Youth Club

Apollo Bay Bowls Club

The broader Apollo Bay Community who volunteer throughout the year to ensure the successful presentation of the major event for their township.