Adelaide DJ Services

something for every mood


Enquiries / Bookings: 0412 864 455

Adelaide DJ Services hold a current Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) Licence which permits the public performance of a sound recording under the Copyright Act. PPCA Licence No: 526506.

APRA|AMCOS - Provides licences covering the copyright in the song (lyrics, composition etc) and represents the interests of composers and publishers. Musicians, songwriters and artists who perform live are required to have an APRA/AMCOS licence.

PPCA - Provides licences covering the recording and/or music video of the song (a particular recorded performance), and represents the interests of recording artists and record labels. Recording artists, venues playing recorded music and mobile DJs are required to have a PPCA licence.

When a business wants to broadcast, communicate or publicly perform your recording, they usually require two licences – one from APRA|AMCOS and one from PPCA or each copyright owner (usually the record company). Adelaide DJ Services APRA/AMCOS Licence No:1881 522 55.

We are the only South Australian member of the DJ Alliance of Australasia.

The DJAA is an association, which sets strict industry standards for DJs and MCs across Australia and New Zealand. All members adhere to a code of ethics and go through a number of reference checks before being approved as a member.

We are very proud to be accepted as an Accredited Member into the DJ Alliance Australasia. Its core mission is a very important one: "To raise the standard for professional DJs and MCs, giving clients and venues an informed choice of quality entertainment."

We are also a member of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, otherwise known as ABIA. Established in 1996, ABIA's mission has always been to promote the Trustworthy Wedding Vendor whilst protecting the Wedding Customer. We have been a finalist in the ABIA awards, every year, since 2012.

All Adelaide DJ Services DJs have full Public Liability insurance policies. We have certificates for each and every DJ and can provide these on request to the client or venue.

If your DJ Company is professional they will have Public Liability insurance for each of their DJs. In fact many venues require you to show proof of insurance.

Many unprofessional DJs will tell you that it is the venues responsibility to have Public Liabilities insurance. The venue does have their own policy, this I can guarantee, however the venue wants to ensure that those performing at their venue have the ability to cover any bodily injury or property damage that can occur from their performance or from the equipment they use. Ensure the DJ you use is insured.

The DJ can either play a pre-determined set list suited to the type of event you are hosting, or you can provide a specific list of songs that you would like the DJ to play. Throughout the event the DJ will also be reading the crowd response to find what works best.

Can I bring some of my own music for the DJ to play at the event?

Yes. If you have any music from your own collection that you’d like to hear you are welcome to give them to us before the event or bring them along on the night. If we know before the event we can put them into the format the DJ requires in advance. Keep in mind we have an extensive list and may already have what you want.

Your DJ will aim to make everyone happy and in doing so he or she will try to play all requests so long as they are consistent with the current style of music being played. If a bizarre request is made (for example, a request for Heavy Metal while the DJ is playing Top 40), the DJ will usually politely decline or consult with the client before playing the song.

If there are particular songs that you don’t want your DJ to play please let us know. There are some songs such as ‘Grease Megamix’ or ‘The Nutbush’ that people either love or hate. Or perhaps it is a song that reminds you of something or someone. Until you let us know, we are in the dark, so keep us informed.

The DJ will arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to the start time (noted on the event itinerary) and then play music for your event.

All of our equipment is state-of-the-art, high quality, compact & lightweight equipment. Once all the gear is unloaded (which usually takes 15 minutes), it is positioned and then takes 30-45 minutes to get sound activated. The DJ should take no longer than one hour to setup all of the equipment.

Yes, each of our DJs bring backup equipment in case the primary system should fail. You can rest assured that all your favourites will be played. In the unlikely event of equipment failure chances are you will not even know.

Yes. A floor space of approximately 3 X 2 metres, two or more power outlets & a small table is required.

If you would like the DJ to play more than four hours at the event, please indicate the exact start and end times on the event itinerary, emailed to you upon booking.

If you would like extra hours on the night simply email to let us know extra hours may be required and then let the DJ know at the end of the event. If you do not notify us prior to the event that extra hours may be required then additional time may be provided at the DJ’s discretion.

Yes. All our DJs carry a high quality cordless microphone for speeches and announcements.

The DJ is able to make brief announcements but if you would like a professional MC you will have to speak to us before the event so that we can arrange one of our DJs who is also an experienced MC.

No. The smoke machine is not actually smoke at all, it is a specially designed, odourless liquid vapour, designed to add effect to the lighting. This vapour is totally harmless to people who may suffer from asthma.

No problem. You may require more speakers around the room or dance floor so that everyone in the room can hear the sound evenly, or perhaps you would like to add a nightclub boost to your sound system with a sub-woofer. Either way, we can make sure your next event is fully equipped with a professional sound system.

Sure. We have extra lighting and effects that you can hire including smoke and haze machines,strobe, mirror ball, water wave, bubble machine, laser lights and more. Just have a word with us about what type of effect you would like to achieve.

Go to the contact section of our website and send us an email with the details of your event. We will email you a confirmation and itinerary to be filled in. A deposit is required, which you can pay by direct deposit internet transfer or cheque by post.

After making a booking you will be emailed the Adelaide DJ Services Wedding Itinerary and comprehensive music lists. You can then start planning your music. 4-6 weeks before the wedding you will need to email your completed wedding itinerary and music requests to Adelaide DJ Services. We can then chat on the phone or meet again in person to go over the finer details of the reception.

To secure your event a deposit is usually paid within 7 days of confirming your booking. The balance is paid to Adelaide DJ Services before the event. Arrangements may be made to pay the balance to the DJ on the night.  Just let us know what you prefer.

You can pay before the event by direct deposit, internet transfer, telephone banking, cash, cheque or money order addressed to Adelaide DJ Services. Payment on the night should be made in cash.

To get an obligation FREE quote for your event or special occasion simply give us a call or text on 0412 864 455 or email:  

DJ rates vary based on experience, MC ability, insurance, service, coordination, equipment, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $400.00 to $2,500.00 with an average of $1200.00 for a 5-hour wedding booking. The best price is not always the best deal, best value or the best decision, especially if you are planning a wedding. Shop for value and find out what is included in the quote. An unprofessional service may save you money but cost you far more than you realise. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 98% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

A full-service professional DJ business will normally invest 8-30 hours for your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "4 hours". Consultations, music purchasing & editing, preparation, play lists, set-up and tear-down, travel, education, and other business related endeavours such as training, PPCA DJ Licensing,  professional equipement and Public Liability insurance all add up to the overall success of your special occasion. Please hire a professional insured DJ.

We cater to every venue type imaginable - wineries, clubs, pubs, even on the street or in your backyard. If you don't have a venue in mind, we are happy to make a few suggestions!

Our state-of-the-art equipment can be set up anywhere, to suit any space. Large or small, we can create the right mix of speakers, sub-woofers and lighting effects to make a great ambience.

Yes. We have an extensive music list. Our collection includes over 500,000 tracks from:

• Current top 40 hits

• New Releases

Classics from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s

• 30's & 40's

• Classical

• Jazz

• Crooners

• Rock & Pop

• House & Techno

• Hip Hop / R & B / Urban

• Electronic / Dance / Club

• Dance Remixes

• Alternative & Rock

• Hard Rock & Metal

• Laid back Dinner Music

• Chillout and World Music

• Specific Styles such as Latin, Surf, Australiana or christmas

• Greek, Italian, Indian and more

• Party Favourites

• Childrens Favourites

Wedding & Love Songs  

Simple or elaborate, casual or lavish - we can make your dream event happen. Adelaide DJ Services will work with your ideas and vision to ensure your event unfolds exactly as you want it.

Please see Adelaide DJ Services Tips On Hiring A DJ in Adelaide on our DJ Blog pages for what you should look for in a professional DJ service.

Contact us now.

PHONE OR TEXT:            0412 864 455


We look forward to hearing from you!

If you wish to carry on a business under a business name In Australia, you must register your business name with ASIC (Australian Security and Investments securities), unless your business name is exactly the same as your own name, E.G. John Smith. Ensure any DJ service you contract is a legally registered business.

Business name searches can be conducted using the Business Names Index on the ASIC website.

This page contains a list of questions that we are frequently asked. If you do not find the answer to your question on this page feel free to call us on 0412 864 455 or email:

Are you a registered Australian business?

Adelaide DJ Services are a registered Australian business. Business Number: BN05395409

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose my music?

Will the DJ take requests on the night?

What about the songs I don't want played?

Does the four hours in the general package include set-up or is that four hours of music?

How long will the DJ need to set up?

Do you bring backup equipment?

Can the DJ act as MC for the event as well?

How do I get a quote from Adelaide DJ Services?

Do we need to provide anything for the DJ?

Can I get extra hours of playing time at the event?

If I don't know in advance, can I still get extra hours on the night?

Are your DJs insured?

Are you licensed?

Does the DJ have a microphone?

Does the smoke machine affect people with asthma?

What if we have a major event and would like a larger sound system?

Can we hire extra lighting to create an even better atmosphere?

How do I book a DJ for my event?

What happens after I make a DJ booking for a wedding reception?

When should I pay the DJ?

What methods of payment can I use?

Why do DJ rates vary so much between companies?

How much time do you spend preparing for each event?

What sort of venues do you cater for?

Is your equipment suitable for anywhere?

Do you carry an extensive music list?

What if I want something a little different at my event?

What is the difference between PPCA and APRA/AMCOS licencing?

Are you a member of an industry association?