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3081 Jobs

3081 Jobs will coach you in:

Job searching training and resume development

applying for advertised jobs including the hidden job market

interview and employability skills

basic computer skills

industry connections


If you are currently looking for work, this is the place for you!

Monday's 12.30 - 2.30 for women

Thursday's 12.30 - 2.30 ofr men


for more information contact ourHUB on 9248 8000 or 0400 456 105


Enrol to vote!

Over 18? Just 5 days left to enrol to vote in the upcoming election!

There are enough un-enrolled 18-24 year olds to change the outcome of the election in a number of seats!
That means that by enrolling, you and your friends may change the outcome greatly

Have something you are passionate about?
Marriage equality, climate change, school funding?
Find out what party supports what you do by doing this quick test on the ABC website:

If you are in your early 20s and were not enrolled in the last election, you will NOT be fined for not being enrolled last time! So make sure you sign up now & have your say!

FReeZA Push Start - Banyule Heat

Jets FReeZA present: Banyule FReeZA Push Start Comp 2016

Open to bands, solo artists, duo's... ALL STYLES WELCOME!
Applications close 5PM Wednesday 18TH MAY 2016

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016
Time: 3-9pm
Venue: Whatmough Park Clubrooms, Greensborough

Prizes for the Banyule heat are:

1st Prize
- The opportunity to undertake a 12 month artist contract with Jets Records, including a professionally recorded single and headline set to launch your single at YouthFest 2016, music video to complement your single, photo shoot and press pack, and the Jets Records promo treatment, plus more!
- Progress through to the FReeZA Push Start Regional Finals, with a chance to go on to play at Push Over

2nd Prize
- 8 hours recording at Jets
- Photoshoot at Jets

3rd Prize
- Photoshoot at Jets

Door Prize
- The band that brings the most paying audience members wins a $200 voucher to spend at an approved music related business.


To sign up visit

2016 Banyule Art Salon Call for Entries

 In 2016, Banyule City Council is launching a biennial Banyule Art Salon - an exhibition celebrating the many, varied artistic talents of all who live or work in Banyule.

Banyule Council recognises that there are many talented artists in our community, and have created this opportunity for all artists to be a part of a professionally-curated and programmed exhibition in the beautiful Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.

All entries submitted will be exhibited! Prizes to be won…

(subject to exhibition terms and conditions)

Entry Fee: $30 per entry, maximum 3 entries per person

Main prize: Exhibition at Hatch 
People’s Choice Award 
Various prizes

Entrants will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and networking events with other artists and art professionals in the community.

Details of this exhibition and how to enter can be found online at:

Email enquiries to:
Applications now open Entries close: 5:00pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016

Youth Action and ARACY National Youth Survey

Youth Action and ARACY have launched a national survey for young people to tell Australia’s political leaders the issues that should be addressed in the upcoming Federal Election.

If you’re 12-25, take the 10-minute survey here and you will go in the running to WIN prizes including Beats by Dre Headphones and $100 gift cards!

Street Art Term 2 Now Recruiting

Street Art Term 2 workshops now recruiting:

Mondays, 6-8pm, Term 2 , Bundoora

We are currently recruiting for our Street Art program (Term 2).

This program will be delivered weekly on Monday nights with a professional Street Art facilitator focusing on skill development and culminating with a legal mural in West Heidelberg at the end of term.

The program is suitable for young people aged 14-19 with previous involvement in illegal graffiti.

See attached flyer for details or call 94579855 for more information.

Watsonia Shopping Centre Busking Project

A pilot busking project is being trialled at various locations in the Watsonia Shopping Centre, through to the end of May.

For the duration of this trial period, the usual busking fee of $160 has been reduced to $20, for a permit of up to 30 days.

The Council’s liability insurance covers buskers that do not have their own insurance. Go to our website for more information. 

Learn to Skate with the Victorian Roller Derby League!

Learn to (Roller) Skate with Austrlian's #1 Roller Derby League. 
Save the date for our 10 week Learn to Skate program with Victorian Roller Derby League! 

WHEN: Beginning 25th May, 6:30-8:30pm for 10 weeks
WHERE: The Factory, 62-64 Oakover Road, Preston
WHO: Anyone keen to learn to skate with Australia's #1 roller derby league, open to all genders, ages 16+
HOW MUCH: $150 for the 10 week program + $65 annual Skate Victoria Insurance
WHAT DO I NEED: quad roller skates, helmet & protective gear (knee & elbow pads, wrist guards, mouth guard)
SIGN ME UP: Registration now open
Successful completion of this course leads into our Learn to Derby program, followed by WFTDA min skills testing and VRDL membership.

Youth Comedy Forum

Centre for Multicultural Youth will host the first Youth Comedy Forum in Maribyrnong this April, as part of National Youth Week.

The forum, funded through the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments’ National Youth Week grants announced this week, will help young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in the local area to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young Victorians to their community.

More information about the CMY event will be available in the coming weeks. Connect with CMY on Facebook and Twitter for more details as they arise.

Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

The Scribe Nonfiction Prize is for writers aged 30 or under working on longform work. Presented by Express Media and Scribe Publications, the prize welcomes entries from any area of nonfiction, including memoir, journalism, biography, essay and creative nonfiction.

The winner receives:

  • A cash prize of $3000
  • An editorial mentorship to develop their work
  • 25 new and soon-to-be-published books tailored to their interests.

Longlisted and shortlisted writers also receive manuscript assessments from the judging panel, and an invitation to an exclusive craft development masterclass in June.

For further details, click here.

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