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How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

$350 - $1,200

    How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

    The average wedding DJ cost is $400 to $1,200 for a professional. The price varies depending on the DJ’s experience and the type of equipment they bring. For this price, most DJs will agree to work three to five hours.

    City Average Wedding DJ Cost
    Sydney $300 – $900
    Melbourne $350 – $1,200
    Brisbane $300 – $800
    Canberra $500 – $1,000
    Perth $450 – $800
    Hobart $550 – $1,000
    Adelaide $350 – $1,200

    Factors Impacting the Cost of a Wedding DJ

    Equipment – It will end up costing the customer more money to hire a DJ who has the most advanced technology and equipment. This factor also influences the cost because it determines the quality of sound of the music at the event.

    Consultations – The number of meetings that must be planned also contributes to the overall cost. It means spending extra time with the DJ and communicating what songs you want to be played or information about the venue. Some DJs include a specific number of consultations in each package that they offer.

    Set up & pack up – If the DJ is required to bring their equipment and set it up or pack it up, this also affects the cost. Some venues provide everything that is needed for the DJ, which could lower what you pay the professional if they’re expected to do less for the event.

    Season – The time of the year that the DJ is hired is one of the main factors of the DJ cost. If it’s the summer season, DJs are more in demand, which means they can increase the DJ wedding cost.

    Duration – The amount of time that you need the DJ for is going to be one of the factors that determines what you can expect to pay with the DJ price. The longer they spend at your event, the higher the wedding DJ prices will be.

    Travel – The location of the wedding and how far the DJ needs to travel is an additional contributing factor to the wedding DJ rates. The price can increase if they are expected to spend several days travelling and have to go with some of their equipment.

    Price Estimates for Different Types of DJ Packages

    DJ only – Only hiring a DJ for your wedding will allow you to get the best wedding DJ price. This way if you desire to have certain songs played without any live music provided, you can. 

    DJ + Solo singer – With a DJ and solo singer, you’ll be hiring service from two different people, which means you can expect to pay more. The cost will be higher because you’ll get the variety of having songs played at your wedding, as well as getting the chance to dance to live music as the singer performs.

    DJ + Solo singer + Photobooth – Many people opt to have a DJ, solo singer, and a photobooth for plenty of entertainment. The average cost is $3,000.

    Price Estimates for DJ Times

    Hours Average Cost
    3 $250 – $400
    4 $500 – $750
    5+ $1,000 – $2,500

    Cost of Wedding Band vs DJ

    The difference in pricing – The cost of a wedding band is typically higher and is around $1,500 to $10,000. The average cost of a DJ is $400 to $1,200.

    The difference in the atmosphere – Hiring a wedding band can make the event more classy and intimate, making the guests more engaged. With a DJ, there can be more variety with the type of music played, whether you want it to be romantic or fun.

    Reasons why you shouldn’t DJ your own Wedding:

    No stress – You don’t have to worry about learning how to use specific equipment, renting equipment, or technical difficulties that can occur.

    Too lengthy a process – Learning how to DJ is an extensive process that requires several months to years of training, which can be difficult to schedule while planning a wedding.

    No time to enjoy the wedding – DJing your own wedding can help you to avoid the cost of a DJ but can take a significant amount of time. You won’t be able to enjoy your wedding and have the time to interact with your guests.

    How to Hire a Wedding DJ

    How to Create an Accurate Estimate

    • Determine the number of hours you need the services.
    • Select a venue.
    • Consider if you also want live music.

    Licencing and Qualifications

    Request to see the DJ’s license before signing a contract.

    • Read reviews online from former customers.
    • Contact the state to confirm the professional is licensed.

    How to Save Money Hiring a Wedding DJ

    • Hire newer DJs with less experience.
    • Choose a venue that provides the equipment.
    • Get married during the off-season.
    • Ask for a discount if you write an online review of their services.


    How early do I need to book a wedding DJ?

    It’s important to begin searching for a DJ several months before the big day. Depending on the season you plan to get married, you may need to book the professional up to six months in advance. Their popularity and experience in the industry also determine when you should reserve them for the upcoming date.

    Do Wedding DJs Require a Deposit?

    Most wedding DJs require a deposit to reserve their services for a specific date. The deposit is non-refundable if you back out of the deal. The DJ hire prices can also be lower if the entire cost is paid in full rather than in instalments.



    * The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources

    Real Oneflare Customer Quotes

    Emma's Wedding DJ Job

    Location PinMelbourne, VIC


    Type of music played

    Soft background music


    5 hours

    $1030inc. gst

    Quoted by Griffin Alliance

    Cecci's Wedding DJ Job

    Location PinWheatbelt, WA


    Type of music

    Variety of music to suit all ages


    5 hours

    $690inc. gst

    Quoted by Elite DJs Perth

    Emma's Wedding DJ Cost

    Location PinShoalhaven, NSW

    Wedding ceremony


    4-5 hours

    Other notes

    Playlists created, require necessary equipment

    $410inc. gst

    Quoted by Mobydisc

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