Dominic Barbuto

Iconic visual designer.



Dominic Barbuto is an art director and designer who has run an award-winning, entertainment-based design studio in Melbourne for the past 36 years. His studio has designed extensively for musical theatre, stage productions, television, radio, concert tours and events.

Dominic was inducted as an Australia Day Ambassador because of his involvement with several charities over the past 30 years. In particular, Support Act, the Australian entertainment industry benevolent fund, is a registered charity raising funds to provide relief arising from hardship or illness amongst workers in the Australian entertainment industry.

As part of this fundraising, Dominic has convened an entertainers’ lunch group called “The Debonairs” in Melbourne for the past 18 years. It enables entertainers spanning three generations to come together once a month and share their stories, experiences and stay connected. There are now over 2000 members across five states in Australia and an outpost in Los Angeles. Together, they have helped raise millions of dollars for those in need.