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Communications Intern available @ Express Media


We are currently seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about writing and professional communications to join our small but busy team. Focussed on assisting the CEO and marketing staff to engage new and existing members and promote the work of the organisation, this is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and expand on skills in marketing, media and communications.

This voluntary position is for the equivalent of one day per week, 10am-3.30pm from March to December 2016, and may fit with the internship project requirements of arts management, communications or professional writing students. The position is located at the Express Media office, Level 3, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Applicants must be under 25 at the time of commencing the internship.

Applications close at 9am on Monday February 15, 2016. Interviews for the position will take place in the week commencing Monday February 22. The successful candidate is expected to begin in the role on Monday March 7.

Click here for further information on how to apply.

If you would like to make an enquiry about the position please call Express Media on (03) 9094 7886 and speak to Pippa Bainbridge, General Manager / CEO.

The Hidden Others: Short Film Competition

The Hidden Others: Short Film Competition is a chance for you to be active during Homelessness Prevention Week in August, 2016.  

If you are aged between 12-18 years of age you are invited to participate by creating a film to raise awareness of youth homelessness.


Your short film (absolutely no longer than 5 minutes) will help others to understand youth homelessness by demonstrating: - How youth homelessness is hidden in Australia -The causes of youth homelessness in Australia Your film will be judged on its creativity, technique and its abilty to help others understand youth homelessness. All entries must be submitted by 5.00pm, AEST Wednesday 20th July, 2016.


See more at:

Calling all Photographers: Age In Focus

Age in Focus - 22-31 March 2016

We are seeking community submissions of photos promoting positive images of Banyule residents in their older years for this inaugural exhibition.

Banyule strives to be an inclusive and accessible city that promotes active ageing - Age-friendly Banyule, and we are holding this exhibition in conjunction with our Age-friendly Banyule Champions.

Can you or have you captured that all inspiring moment?

We are seeking high quality, expressive photographic images of older Banyule residents, fulfilling their amazing lives.

For conditions of submission and the submissions application form visit:

Applications close at 5pm on 1 March 2016.

For more information, contact Catherine Simcox, Aged Services, on 9490 4365.

mentoring program for women: SQUAD – Applications now open.

New mentoring program for women: SQUAD – Applications now open.

Victorian youth music organisation The Push Inc is adding to its suite of Music Industry Mentoring programs in 2016 to include a new program for women performers. The new program SQUAD will provide women performers aged 18 – 25 with the chance to be teamed up with industry professionals, attend special masterclasses and an exclusive development weekend where participants will work on craft and career with a range of experts.

The Push’s Creative Producer, Kate Duncan said “This is a really important and exciting time for The Push to be venturing into programs targeted towards fostering young women artists and their future careers in the contemporary music industry. I can’t wait to see what personal growth and career opportunities develop for participants through their involvement in this innovative program.”

The SQUAD program is limited to 10 participants and a competitive selection process via application will determine participation.

SQUAD comes in addition to the already successful FReeZA Mentoring program providing 30 places for young people with an aspiration for a career in the music industry. Funded by the State Government of Victoria, FReeZA Mentoring aims to provide a pathway for young people who have an aspiration for a career in the music industry. The all-encompassing program includes pathways for young people in the Performance, Technical, Event Management, Marketing, Media and music business. FReeZA Mentoring also offers tailored industry training and masterclasses and further assistance with career development. Past mentors include Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Phoebe Baker (ALPINE), Andrew Orvis (Queenscliff Music Festival), Cara Williams (Beat Magazine) and Tom Larkin (Studios in the City).

For more information, check out the SQUAD Mentoring Program page.

Applications close January 31, 2016.


For more information please contact Mentoring and Development Manager, Melinda Krause at / (03) 9380 1277 / 0406 087 117.

Banyule’s FReeZA Program – Jets Productions – is looking for new members

Banyule’s FReeZA Program – Jets Productions – is looking for new members

Starting in February 2016 (at the start of Term 1), Jets Productions is a crew of 12 young people from the Banyule area who run awesome events (Battle of the Bands, YouthFest + more) and spend the year learning about all aspects of the music industry.
Applications close on 18 January 2016, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 22 January 2016. To find out more or to apply, click here.

Free Licence for Victoria's Safest Young Drivers

The Andews Labor Government is introducing a Free License Scheme for eligible young motorists under the age of 21. 

From 1 February, young drivers who complete both their red and green probationary periods with no traffic offences or demerit points will be rewarded for their safe driving practices with a free three year licence.

We can reduce road trauma among young people by rewarding Victoria’s most responsible young drivers.

Open House School Holiday Program

For Primary & Secondary Students under 13. 

From Thurs 14th Jan - Monday 25th January 2016


9.30am - 4.30pm


Contact Open House on 9450 7600 for more information

Female Cricket Players

Are you a female cricket player looking for a team to join? Or maybe a cricket fan who has always wanted to try the sport?
Banyule are excited to have a new cricket team in the area just for girls!
For further information about how to get involved head to Heidelberg West Cricket Club's page now.

Looking for other sport opportunities?
Banyule has a range of different clubs who are always looking for new people to join teams in a number of different sports..
Everything from Football, Netball, Soccer, Swimming, Athletics & more!
Find out about them by going here:

Calling all writers and poets

It’s that time in Banyule again, In Space - The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper exhibition is on and they are inviting writers to compose a piece of prose or poetry in response to the theme in space or finalist exhibition artwork.

Entries will be displayed in the Banyule community and presented live at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space on Thursday 26 November at 7.00pm, hosted by Poet-In-Residence Helen Lucas. 

Click here for details and guidelines and to download the entry form. Entries open Monday 19 October to Friday 20 November.

There is also a free poetry workshop with Banyule Award for Works on Paper Poet-In-Residence Helen Lucas and a guided curator tour of the exhibition! See the Events Brochure for more details. 

Enquiries to Kate Hansen

Schools Out Loud

JOY 94.9 are offering something pretty awesome for young people who identify as LGBTIQ or who are questioning their sexuality..

Schools Out Loud is a project that provides no-cost radio training to LGBTIQ young people and provides them with connection and support from our diverse communities.

Young people will learn about presentation, production and podcasting, then use this knowledge to create shows and have content published online. The shows will focus on promoting diversity and inclusion from a youth perspective, with a massive emphasis on how young people can support each other.

The program is completely FREE and is open to LGBTIQ and questioning young people and their allies 15 years and over who are enrolled in secondary school.

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