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Are you a girl between 13-19 years old...

Not sure what course or job you want to get into? Want some information about TAFE classes and pathway options?

We are running 6 weeks of taster sessions, where you can try some new activities, have some fun and get some help discovering what to do next! Tasters will include hospitality, hairdressing, makeup, fitness and community services!

Open the image below for the outline of each session!


Email us at or call 9457 9929 for more info!

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Fines Friday

Starting in July 2014, Youthlaw will be running a Friday Fines Day for free legal assistance to young people under 25.

We can assist you to:

  • Get a list of all of your fines
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities about getting fines
  • Understand the kinds of things you can be fined for
  • Understand what the Sheriff can and cannot do to get you to pay the fines
  • Understand when fines go up and how you can stop that from happening
  • Ask the Court to take into account if you were homeless, struggling with mental health issues or drug or alcohol issues or if you have an ID or ABI
  • Ask for an extension of time or to go on a payment plan

It’s best to find out what you can do to deal with your fines early, before the Sheriff takes action.

WHO:                     Young people under 25

WHEN:                   Every Friday between 1pm and 5pm

WHERE:                19 King Street, Melbourne

Call us on 9611 2412 if you have any questions!

There's Life After Year 12 wants to let young people know THERE'S LIFE AFTER YEAR 12!!!  

They have put together for young people going through, or about to go through year 12 exam stress! 

For other tips on dealing with stress, exams, results, and even pracrastination check out 


2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards

Young Innovators: Get Nominated

Nominations now open for the 2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards Victorian Government announces new Innovation Award category for 2015 Awards aim to encourage and promote achievements of exceptional young Victorians


The purpose of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Victorians.


Minister for Youth Affairs and Awards Patron Ryan Smith urged people to nominate a young person who inspires others.


"The Victorian Young Achiever Awards recognise the leadership that young people demonstrate, and the contribution they make to the Victorian community," Mr Smith said.


"Young people have natural drive, creativity and initiative vital for driving change and generating new ideas, and our new award – the Victorian Government Innovation Award - recognises these qualities."


"The new Innovation Award celebrates innovation shown in many areas, including young people who have demonstrated innovation in the use of leading technologies, business start-ups, creative industries and social entrepreneurship."


Award Categories

The Victorian Young Achiever Awards 2014 recognise the achievements of young people in nine categories:

  • Victorian Government Innovation Award
  • Victorian Government Small Business Achievement Award
  • Australian Super Career Kick Start Award
  • Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award
  • Bartercard Online Achievement Award
  • BASF Science and Technology Award
  • First National Leadership Award
  • Saward Dawson Community Service and Volunteering Award
  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

Each of the winners will be presented with a trophy and $2000. One of the nine winners will also be chosen as the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and receive a $2000 travel voucher from Jetstar.

More Information

Nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards close on 5 December 2014.

For more information about award criteria and how to nominate, check out 

GAIA - First Goddess of the Earch

GAIA First Goddess of the Earth
13-19 years old, Interested in Hair and Beauty?
One afternoon a week of fun activitiesdesigned for you.
8 weeks in total.Includes, makeup, hair extensions and nails.
Shopping outings.
Heaps of fun and gifts and it’s all free.
Starts Thursday 16 October, 3-5pmat our HUB, 155 Oriel Road, West Heidelberg
Call Sophia for more info: Tel: 0487 800 134

Trailblazing Dirt Bike Programs

Love dirt bikes? Awesome program for 13-19 year olds

Get on your bike!

Starts Friday 24 Oct for 6 weeks3-5pm at our HUB, 155 Oriel Road,West Heidelberg, 3081


Win Helmets, boots, tools, clothing and more

Learn new skills at a motor cross park

Learn how to service your bike

Get your bike learners for 18+

Please Contact Sophia for more info: Tel 0487 800 134

Jumpstart Holiday Program

Free Circus Holiday Program for girls between 11 - 14 in the Heidelberg West and Olympic Village area. 

Do something different these school holidays!

When: Mon 29th and Tuesday 30th September 2014 10am - 3pm

Where: Olympic Leisure Centre, Cnr Southern and Alamein Roads, Heidelberg West

More Info: Kate James

Phone: 9457 9855


Term 4 2014 WestSide Circus Program

FREE Circus Program for girls aged 11-14. Come along and share an afterschool snack and learn some circus skills!

When: Tuesdays in Term 4 2014, beginning 7th October

Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Where: Olympic Leisure Centre, Cnr Southern & Alamein Roads, Heidelberg West


More info: Kate James, Youth Program Officer

Ph: 9457 9855



YouthFest2014 Stage Lineup!

All the Stage Line Up times are up! Sunday 14th September at Macleod Park! 

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