Sydney Welcomes New Music Venue 'The Whalers'

30 May 2024 | 4:13 pm | Mary Varvaris

The Whalers can hold 500 punters for all-standing general admission gigs.

Get Rocked at The Whalers

Get Rocked at The Whalers (Credit: Tania Smith Photography)

The Sydney North Shore suburb of Mosman has introduced a brand-new music venue called The Whalers.

Situated within the trendy home for live sport, craft and local beers, burgers and ribs, the Mosman Club, The Whalers, can hold 500 18+ punters for standing gigs. Events that include a general admission standing area and seated spots can also be hosted.

Already ready to go with subwoofers, amplifiers, microphones, lighting riders and more, it’s set to be a pretty cool space to host live music. The Whalers allows DJ and band hire, offers background music, and contains a raised stage and dancefloor.

You can learn more about the services the Mosman Club offers here.

Earlier this year, The Music reported that New South Wales had welcomed 112 new music venues since March 2023, all contributing to the state’s live music revival.

As part of the state's new Vibrancy Reforms, the number of venues hosting live music in New South Wales has leapt up by 84% in just a year.

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With the state government’s Vibrancy Reforms in place, music venues have seen incentives “doubled” thanks to extended trading periods and stringent community-based updates to noise complaints submissions.

NSW state Premier Chris Minns said, “We made a promise to the people of NSW to double the number of live music venues across the state within four years, and that is what we are delivering.

“Our vibrancy reforms will give pubs, clubs and other live music venues the confidence they need to hire staff, trade later and host performances, providing an economic boost for hundreds of venues across regional and metro areas.”

NSW’s Head of Sound, Emily Collins, added that it’s been “great” to see regional venues “keen to reap the benefits of the Vibrancy Reforms.”

Collins added, “By creating an environment for venues to throw open their doors to live music, we’re also supporting the ongoing growth of our state’s night-time economy, and I look forward to working across the regions to bring more opportunities to life.” 

While The Whalers isn’t in a regional area, it’s not just in the Sydney CBD – offering a brand-new space in a somewhat different area.