Youth News

New Hope. Volume Won

In the ever expanding Australian Hip Hop landscape, New Hope is a Jewell in the rough. A collective of emcee’s and producers from Melbourne’s north, New Hope sets a story of Melbourne untold by many of their contemporaries. Starting in late 2014 and based at Jets, New Hope gives a voice to the new generation of youth through the art of hip hop. Each from diverse and unique backgrounds, the New Hope collective are not afraid to speak their mind and put it to record. Be the first to hear their latest work, soon to be released on the much anticipated ‘Volume Won’


Circus Oz - Teen Holiday Classes

Teens Classes: Holiday Classes

Holiday classes are a great introduction for those looking to join the term, try something new or keep up their skills between terms.

Our professional trainers are all highly skilled and experienced, and many of them are also practising performers. You can check them out on our Trainers Page.

Every class participant needs to have a consent form signed either by a legal parent or guardian (under 18's) before commencing classes. A new consent form must be signed each year. The teens classes consent form can be downloaded from the right of this page.


Monday 21 & 28 September - 6.00pm-7.30pm - 2 Sessions for $60.00

A teens only session introducing the basics on aerial apparartuses such as rope, tissu, static trapeze and aerial ring. Kick off with climbing and wrapping and progress to spinning, holding poses and learning sequences.

Trainer/s: Merryn Chenoweth



Thursdays 24 September & 1 October - 6.00pm-7.30pm - 2 Sessions for $64.00

A teens only chance to fly through the air on our indoor 'Petit Volant', or Little Rig. From basic swings to impressive twists and safe dismounts, there’s emphasis on sustainable technique. No experience necessary. To fly on our Petit Volant you must be minimum 150cm tall.

Trainer/s: Bronwyn Stevens

Royal Melbourne Show

2015 Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, held from Saturday 19 to Tuesday 29 September 2015 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates and promotes excellence in Victorian agriculture, attracting around 500,000 people over 11 spectacular days.

Visitors can enjoy a huge variety of unique memorable agricultural and rural experiences that are entertaining, interactive, educational and fun.

From thousands of animals featured in prestigious competitions to award-winning food and drink and world-class live entertainment, there’s an amazing variety of things to do at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

Open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm, the Royal Melbourne Show is easily accessible by public transport and has a fantastic variety of great value ticket packages available.

For info on getting there visit

To stay up to date with all the Show news, like Royal Melbourne Show on Facebook and follow @royalmelbshow on Twitter and Instagram.

Push Songs - free songwriting

Free songwriting mentoring program, applications now open

Attention Victorian songwriters! Push Songs’ innovative and inspiring songwriting mentoring program continues throughout October and November and again it’s FREE! To develop your songwriting skills, successful applicants will take part in 3, one on one songwriting workshops alongside Charles Jenkins and mentors Jess Cornelius (Teeth and Tongue), Hayden Calnin, Phoebe Baker (Alpine) and Fraser A. Gorman.

Participants will also be invited to join the Tuesday Night Song Club and meet and share ideas and live performance opportunities with fellow songwriters. Push Songs is open to anyone from anywhere in Victoria of any age, and the program is based in Brunswick. Apply here by October 5


For more information visit The Push 


Push Songs is managed and proudly presented by The Push, APRA, Arts Victoria and the Australia Council.

Jets ArtLounge

Banyule City Council’s Jets Creative Arts Facility is introducing a new pilot program in Term 4, 2015 for young people between 16-28 years with a disability.

The program is for young people interested in hanging out with friends and at the same time learning about and creating some art in a casual and relaxed space.

The theArtLounge program will run on Thursday’s between 4:30-7:30pm. Young people must book in to be a part of the program however can attend anytime between these times.

The program is Free during the Pilot program for all young people and a light dinner will be provided.

Dates for the program are:

15 October,22 October, 29 October, 5 November, 12 November, 19 November, 26 November and 3 December.

There are limited places available so if you or your young person is interested in attending this program please fill in a Jets Creative Arts Program Expression of Interest form and return to Jets as soon as possible. The EOI form can be found on our website at

Please email the form to or drop it in or post it to Jets at 2/24 The Concord Bundoora 3083.

This new pilot program is being funded by Department of Heath & Human Services Respite Funding.

For more information about this pilot program please call the Jets Creative Arts Team on 9098 8000. 

Darebin Youth Services Teenage Holiday Program

Darebin Teenage School Holiday Program

The Darebin Youth Services Teenage Holiday Program is largely subsidised by the government and is aimed at young people 
who have few or no opportunities to fund their holiday activities. Therefore priority is given to: 
• School & agency referrals
• Young people & families with a health care card
• Young people that have not attended the program before

Am I eligible?
• Ages are between 12 – 21years (please refer to the activity for age details)
• You must live, work or play in the City of Darebin

How do I book?
For further information, or to make a booking, you can contact the worker specific to the activities. Places will fill fast, so get in quick! Places will fill fast, so get in quick!

Cost: Please see the next page for costs on activities. Prices include activities, lunch, snacks and transport. Permission forms need
to be returned with payment no later than Wednesday 16th September


Forms and brochures attached below for further information. 

#BanyuleYouthFest Photo Competition


Upload a photo on the day of the event to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter & you will go into the draw to WIN!

We want to see what you LOVE the most about YouthFest!?
The music? The free stuff? The dodgem cars? The activities?

Do not forget to tag ‪#‎banyuleyouth and @banyuleyouth to go into the draw!

If your profile is on private and you are not being followed by the Banyule Youth Services page then please send us a Direct Message with a screenshot of your image, or simply message us the photo to the Banyule Youth Services Facebook page.

Winners will be announced next Monday 14th September!

What's important to youth?

The Victorian Government wants to know What’s Important to YOUth to guide what we do with and for young Victorians aged from 12 to 24 years.  

This survey is one of a number of ways we want to connect with young people over the next few months to find out the answers to this question.  The answers will be available on the Youth Central website in November.

Fill out this survey and go in the draw to win one of three iPads or Android tablets! Only one survey per person. The information you provide will be anonymous. Your email address will only be used to contact you to let you know if you are the lucky winner!

Discount Package for the school holidays

Discount Package for the school holidays 

Grab Bags will not be reserved

ON SALE from EDGE – Services for Young People at Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre
Date Tuesday 15 September to Friday 18 September
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
From EDGE, Shop MM1 Westfield Plenty Valley, 415 McDonalds Road, South Morang (Melway 183 B11)

Laurimar Community Activity Centre (Doreen & Mernda residents ONLY)(cash only)
Date Wednesday 16 September
Time 5.30pm – 7pm
From 110 Hazel Glen Drive (cnr Laurimar Boulevard), Doreen
(Melway 391 D6)

ON SALE from Whittlesea Library (located in the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre)
(cash only)
Date Wednesday 16 September
Time 3.15pm – 5pm
From Yarra Plenty Regional Library - Whittlesea Branch 57-61 Laurel Street, Whittlesea (Melway 183 A10)

Cost $20 each

Discounts apply for Health Care Card / Pension Card holders
Grab Bag Package includes:
1 x Hoyts movie ticket
1 x Swim pass (Mill Park Leisure / TRAC)
1 x Outdoor Mini Golf pass
1 x AMF 10 Pin Bowling pass
1 x Royal Melbourne Show concession ticket (entry is for after 5pm only, conditions apply)
1 x 9 holes of Golf (Whittlesea Golf Club)

Assorted discounts & vouchers
Please bring proof of your AGE, SCHOOL you attend and that YOU LIVE in the City of Whittlesea, eg. Birth certificate, student ID card, Learner’s permit, letter from school, school report, rates notice, etc.


To be eligible:
You must be between 12 - 17 years of age
You must live in the City of Whittlesea
You must attend school

The Victorian Government are developing a new Youth Policy

The policy aims to build a coordinated approach to youth issues including education, training, employment, mental health, alcohol & drugs, housing, discrimination and transport

Young people aged 12 to 24 are encouraged to contribute to the development of the policy by completing an online survey which is open until 31 October.

All those who complete the survey not only contribute to the policy development but also go into the draw for the chance to win one of three iPads or Android tablets.

The survey closes on 31 October and wider community consultation will take place during September and October. 

For more information visit the Youth Central website

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