For over 40 years WAYO has inspired young people to achieve excellence through a love of music while also helping them develop skills of self-esteem, discipline, teamwork, leadership, and performance.  Like many arts organisations, WAYO has keenly felt the impact of Covid-19. We ask you to consider supporting us through this difficult time so that we may continue to do our best for the WA community. WAYO is committed to giving as many Western Australians as possible the lifelong benefit of music and we invite you to join us on this journey with a tax-deductible donation. As one of Australia’s leading and most comprehensive youth orchestra programs with over 400 members from around Perth, South West WA and beyond, WAYO is committed to the long-term investment of helping our young musicians realise their potential and their dreams.


How we are run

Western Australian Youth Orchestras is a not-for-profit incorporated association as well as a registered charity and is directed by a volunteer board who meet bi-monthly. WAYO’s daily business is operated by a small and dedicated management team.

How we are funded

With less than 17% of our funding derived from government sources (the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries), we rely on the generosity of our private and corporate supporters to help us continue providing excellent musical training and performance opportunities for young Western Australians.