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Light The Way Home

Getting home safely can be challenging for many performers who work late at night and often don’t earn enough money to cover the cost of transport. To encourage a diverse population of performers to follow their creative passions, members of the Melbourne comedy community have collaborated with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to launch a program whereby performers in need can receive access to Uber journeys home at night – at no cost.

Light The Way Home is designed to provide female identifying, non-binary and other vulnerable performers with a safe way home from comedy venues in or around the Melbourne CBD. At-risk performers can register to join a Melbourne International Comedy Festival administered Uber account and access a free ride home when they need it.

Light The Way Home was piloted during the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and now continues to support Melbourne’s comedy community throughout the year on a permanent basis.

The Light The Way Home Initiative is paid for by donations, collected through the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Public Fund. In 2019 the Festival matched the first $10,000 raised.

All donations will support delivery of the program in 2020 and beyond. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

To make a tax deductible donation click here

Performers can email LTWHregister@comedyfestival.com.au for more information on how to register.