Youth News

Short Bursts - School Holiday Program

The ‘Short Bursts’, program offers young people aged 8 – 14 years old a taste of a variety creative practices.  

What: Monday, Thursdays and Friday 8th January - 25th January 2018

Where: Shop 48 - The Harmony Centre - Bell Street Mall (Cnr Bell Street and Oriel Road Heidelberg West)

Please note that places are limited, and advance bookings are required.  A low cost fee of $5 per person per workshop is also required. 


For further information, feel free to contact Rob Ball or the team at Shop 48 on Tel: 8582 9501 /

Movies on the Move

Enjoy FREE family activities before the movie
BYO Picnic or food for purchase
BYO blanket or deck chair
Meet your local Councillor
Learn more about Council services and give us your feedback
For more info contact Council on 9490 4222

Watsonia Skate Park Pop Up - January 2018

Inclement weather may result in events being cancelled at short notice. Please visit for updates regarding activities


This January we are shutting down Ibbottson St in Watsonia and turning it into your new local skate park!

We’ll be running skate workshops for skateboard and scooter riders 7 days a week at 3-8pm from the 7th to the 24th of January.

Plus, there’ll be heaps of giveaways, comps, coaching and skills workshops happening throughout the 18 days the pop-up will be in action.

We’ll have scooter only sessions, Fem Fridays to make sure all the local girls get a chance to show off their moves and Workshop Wednesday’s run by and for young people to make sure your gear is in the best shape possible.

Never skated before? No problems!

Come along, borrow a deck and grab some expert coaching from the Ownlife crew who can teach you the basics and have you ollie-ing your way through the park in no time!

But hey, if skateboards and scooters just aren’t your thing, we’re going to have live music, art making, street art, food trucks and all kinds of other stuff going off in the space, so check the program for more details and head to the Banyule Youth Services Facebook page for the latest details.

If you would like to discuss anything further please don't hesitate to contact Council on 9490 4222

Sun 7 Jan: Grand Opening

Mon 8 Jan: Chalk It Up

Tue 9 Jan: Chalk It Up

Wed 10 Jan: Nesting Boxes and Workshop Wednesdays

Thu 11 Jan: Zumba Gold, Boxing, New Hope Hip Hop

Fri 12 Jan: nBot Battles and Femme Fridays Female Skate Session

Sat 13 Jan: Kids & Family Skate Session and Scooter Saturdays

Sun 14 Jan: Street Cricket

Tue 16 Jan: Design your own Tent for kids

Wed 17 Jan: Design your own Tent for kids and Workshop Wednesdays

Thu 18 Jan: Green Screen Effects and 80's Night

Fri 19 Jan: Archery Attack! - CANCELLED! and Femme Friday Skate Session

Sat 20 Jan: iPad basics, Kids and Families Skate Session and Scooter Saturdays

Mon 22 Jan: Yoga and Meditation and Archery Attack!

Tue 23 Jan: Get Crafty

Wed 24 Jan: Kids Art Activity and Closing Party






Banyule Has Talent @ Malahang Festival

Banyule Has Talent @ Malahang Festival

Registrations Now Open

Calling all who live, work, or study in Banyule to have a go at showing off your talent at this year's Malahang Community Festival.

Presented by Olympic Adult Education as part of Olympic Village Makers Market, we're looking for musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians and more!

Under 13 years, over 13 years, and groups categories available. Heats and finals will be held at Malahang Festival.

Sunday 19 November 2017


Register or find out more info here

Bell Street Mall - Pop Up Market

Heidelberg West has a new fortnightly community bazaar.

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month - from now until April - the Mall will come alive with an array of stalls, entertainment and food. Offering the kind of diversity and community vibe that characterizes the 3081 neighbourhood, the Pop Up Market provides another wonderful reason to visit Australia's first open air shopping mall.

2nd & 4th Saturdays, 10am - 2pm October to April

(Excluding 23 December and all of January)


​Do you want help applying for a job?​

Head along to the Get a Job sessions on Mondays & Thursday between 11am and 3pm 


155 Oriel Road, Heidelberg West (behind Aldi)

ourHUB can help:

  • identify position criteria
  • resume & cover letter
  • key selection criteria 
  • job applications
  • interview preparation

call 0400 456 105 or 9248 8000

Youth Advisory Committee Applications Now Open

The headspace Greensborough are looking for passionate young people aged 16 - 25 interested in joining their Youth Advisory Committee

This volunteer group meets once a month and plans activities and events aimed at young mental health awareness and advocacy. 

If you live, work or play in Nillumbik, Banyule or Whittlesea and have an interested in mental health and would like to get involved in community awareness raising and advocacy, we would love to hear from you.


For more information on how to apply contact Liz or Tom at headspace Greensborough.

Phone: 9433 733  or email

Mananaging Exam Stress

Exam period is coming up at schools and tertiary institutions, which for many students means stress. 

There are ways to manage exam stress, and the internet is full of resources to assist with methods to manage stress. 

Check out the links below for some different tips and tricks on dealing with the exam period.






Meningococcal Vaccines

There is a new vaccine currently available for 15-19 years olds to cover against Meningococcal disease which covers against strains ACWY.   This vaccine is different to the Meningococcal C vaccine previously given.

Meningococcal disease can become very serious quite quickly and can result in death.  It is important to take advantage of this vaccine while it is free. 

All Secondary Schools are being offered a program for students to receive, however if you miss this at School, or haven’t had it at all, it is available at Council Public Sessions or your GP.

This vaccine will only be available FREE until the end of December 2017.

YouthFest - DJ Stage 2017

12:20pm - DJ Hannah

01:00pm - DJ Molly

01:40pm - DJ Gabby

02:20pm - Riley Morrissey

03:00pm - Darryn Nicolaou

03.40pm - DJ Control

04:20pm - DJ Mountain Dew


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