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ABC Heywire

ABC Heywire is calling for stories by Year 10, 11 and 12 students from regional Australia. Stories can be in text, video, audio or photo format. 30+ winners will get their story on the ABC and win a trip to the amazing Heywire Summit. 


Entries close 16 Sept 2014. For more info

Queer Sphere - Term 3 Activities

Get involved in Banyule Youth Service's Queer Sphere Program - A fun space for LGBTQI young people and their supporters, aged 14 -25 who live, work or placy in Banyule to be together. 

Every second Thursday in Greensborough 

To get inolved or to find out more info contact Richard Euston on:

P: (03) 9457 9907
M: 0402 389 862

Banyule Bullying Forum 2014

Banyule Youth service is pleased to present a free "Tackling Bullying in the community" forum.


When: Wednesday, August 27th @ 6.30pm

Where: McCubbin Room, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

FREE! But bookings essential. Click here to book


For information about bullying please click here


For further information, contact Banyule Youth Services on 9479855

Join the YouthFest2014 Street Team!

WIN prizes such as vouchers, movie tickets and more!!

PLUS get VIP access to the event!
So... What do you have to do?

Simply tell your friends about the event and get them along on the day - the more creative you are at telling people on Facebook, Instagram and in person, the better your chance at winning!

Want to sign-up or find out more?
Head to now!

Hurry, applications close Monday August 4th 2014!



Term 3 & 4 2014 Westside Circus Program!

Westside Circus is running a FREE circus program for girls aged 11-14 in the Heidelberg and Olympic Village area - STARTING NOW! Learn new skills, meet new people and have fun - while discovering the excitement of circus!

NEW THIS TERM - performance opportunities for those interested.

When: Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm during Term 3 and 4, 2014

Where: Olympic Leisure Centre, 15 Alamein Road, Heidelberg

For more info contact:

Kate James
Youth Program Officer
Ph: 9457 9855

YouthFest Poster Art Competition!

Want ot be in the running to win a $100 voucher?

We're looking for artists between 12 - 25 who live, work or play in Banyule to design artwork for the YouthFest2014 Poster.

It must be an original artwork and you must consent to its use as a printed and online promo tool for YouthFest 

To enter, send pdf or jpeg of your designs with your name, address and phone number to by 12pm Monday July 21st 2014.  

Contact Jets on 9098 8000 or email for more info.

Hoods for Life

Free Activities running over 6 weeks Come to one or all you choose | Starting 1st July


Weekly sessions 3-4hrs starting at Northland Youth Centre, Shop J63a, Northland Shopping centre.


Young people aged 15-19 years who are not in school. 

For more information contact Tom at Youth Connections on 0428 289 178.




  • Rock & Water - Kickboxing Session -
    1st July 2014
  • Skate & Bike Session -10th July
  • Screen Printing Session #1* - Design
    your own Hoodie - 16th July 2014 (*Runs for 2 sessions)
  • Screen Printing Session #2* - Design
    your own Hoodie -6th August 2014 (*Runs for 2 sessions)
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol COURSE -
    30th July 14 - 4 hours 2014
  • Build a Billy Cart @ Bunnings - and get
    Job ready 23rd July 2014


Palimpsest : Rewriting Melbourne

With Lisa D'Onofrio & Simmone Howell

A city is built from stories. Humans are always documenting, discovering and rewriting the layers of the city. Stories are found in newspapers, scribbled on lane-way walls or whispered into the air only to rise again as urban myths.


Over six workshops you will create stories from stories and experiment with creative journaling techniques. You will read the city and research Melbourne's past and present using the State Library of Victoria's collections.


Your urban myths and stories will be exhibited on the walls and laneways of the city and published as a small zine.

Dates and times: Wednesdays from 6 August through to 10 September, 5pm to 7pm 
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Book online 
Where: Signal Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne (Behind Flinders St Station towards Sandridge Bridge)


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