Youth News

Busking in Banyule

Banyule Business is encouraging buskers to perform in various shopping precincts throughout Banyule until Wednesday, 31 January 2018 as part of an extended pilot. The locations for the busking activity during this extended pilot cover Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Greensborough, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna and Watsonia.

To apply for a permit visit the Banyule City Council website.

YouthFest 2017 Artwork Expression of Interest

We're looking for young artsits from Banyule to send in original artwork to be used on the official poster for YouthFest 2017.

If successful you'll have your artwork on all YouthFest 2017 branding and collateral, as well as getting paid for your service!


To express your interest send us:

  • A very quick rough sketch of the idea
  • A short paragraph describing the idea
  • Links to previous work
  • A little about yourself

to or call Jets on 9098 8000 if you have any further questions

June/July School Holidays 2017

FreeZa PUSH Start Comp - Sunday 25 June 2017

Petrie Park, Montmorency 2:00-6:00pm

Come along and watch local artists compete for the title of “Banyule Push Start”. Everyone welcome – ages 12 -25yrs. Strictly drug & alcohol free. Fully supervised. No bookings required. Contact Jets on 9098 8000. $10 entry.


Slide Night - Friday 30 June 2017

WaterMarc, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough 6:00-9:00pm

Unlimited slides, swimming, photo booth & DJ. For 12-17 year olds For more info contact Lisa.Said@ $3 entry for 12-17 years olds (other ages can attend at normal prices)


Youth Eid Celebration - Friday 30 June 2017

Banksia Community Centre, 231 Banskia St, Ivanhoe 6:00pm

Finger food & entertainment. 15-25yrs young women only. Further information to come


“Play ball” Sports Activity - Tuesday 4 July 2017

Malahang Park or if wet weather we will be at Olympic Leisure Centre 3:30-5:00pm

Try basketball & soccer. It’s going to be awesome! Ring Lisa on 9457 9855 for more details. 10-17yrs. FREE


T4Y writing workshop - Tuesday 4 July 2017

Banyule City Council, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough 4:30-6:30pm

Truth 4 Youth is an online blog produced by young people who love to write. T4Y are running a workshop for young people from 15-25 and welcome new members to come along.

For more info contact Naomi.Simmonds@ FREE


No Lights, No Lycra - Wednesday 5 July 2017

Jets, 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora 2:00-4:30pm

Put your preferred clothing on – comfy comes first + glitter is encouraged! Get ready to dance.. we will be dancing and singing in the dark.. No embarrassment, only fun times! Followed by some snacks and chats. Contact Kate on 9457 9855. FREE


Henna Workshop - Thursday 6 July 2017

headspace, Level 1, 78 Main St, Greensborough 11:00am1:00pm

Come and learn how to do Henna Art at our upcoming workshops. Once you’re trained to do Henna, there may be paid opportunities at future Banyule events. Open to young people aged 14-18yrs. All materials and food provided. To register-- contact Lisa on 9457 9855 or lisa.said@ FREE


Henna Workshop - Friday 7 July 2017

Shop 48 – The Harmony Centre, The Mall, West Heidelberg 1:00-3:00pm

Come and learn how to do Henna Art at our upcoming workshops. Once you’re trained to do Henna, there may be paid opportunities at future Banyule events. Open to young people aged 14-18yrs. All materials and food provided. To register contact Lisa on 9457 9855 or lisa.said@ FREE


Rainbow Space – Movie Screening - Friday 7 July 2017

Jets, 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Free movie screening of Ghost Busters + free Pizza & Popcorn! This is a safe and inclusive event for LGBTIQ young people, their friends and allies. For more info contact Richo on 9457 9855


Ten Pin Bowling - Wednesday 12 July 2017

Greensborough Lanes, 445 Grimshaw St, Bundoora 11:30 - 2:00pm

Ages 12 - 18

We are going bowling. Limited numbers - Healthcare card holders are a priority. You must register your interest or for more info please call Lisa on 9457 9855. FREE


Play Ball - Weekly Sport Games

Try basketball, handball, volleyball, netball, soccer, etc. Each week we will mix it up for you


Sports orientated activities

Male and famle participation

People of all abilities welcome

For ages 12 - 16

7 sessions every Tuesday from 23rd May - 27th June. 

Held at Olympic Leisure Centre, 15 Alamein Road, Heidelberg West from 3.30pm to 5pm

to register go to:

Martial Arts Group @ headspace Collingwood

This active group is for males between 14 - 17 years old and mixes traditional martial arts training withy some helpful life skills in order to encourage calm, kindness and motivation. Be active, build strength and meet people in a supportive environment.

When: Tuesdays 16th May - 20th June 2017 from 3.30 - 4.30pm

Where: headspace Collingwood, Level 1 Vicotira Park (Social Club Building) Cnr Lulie & Abbott Streets, Abbotsford (next to Victoria Park Station - Hurstbridge/South Morgan line)

This program is FREE!

Call Mannon at headspace at Collingwood on 9417 0150 for more information and to book yourself in!

I Made Art workshops at headspace Greensborough

Looking for a creative outlet in a relaxed and friendly environment?

headspace Greensborough's "I Made Art" workshops are open to young people aged 12-25 years. No artistic experience is neccessary and all workshops are FREE!

When: Each Monday during term 2 2017 from 3.00pm - 4.30pm

Where: headspace Greensborough Level 1, 78 Main Street, Greensborough

Contact: For more information contact headspace Greensborough on 9433 7200

VCE Tuition @ Ivanhoe Library

When: Saturdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (April 22nd through October 14th 2017)

Where: Ivanhoe Library 255 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe


Alex, our very experienced tutor will assist you to get around those brick walls in your studies. 

Free tutoring in a broad range of subjects.

Top Arts Exhibition - National Gallery of Victoria

See some of the most impressive artwork from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the VCE at NGV's Top Arts.The pieces in the exhibition, which cover a diverse range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia, are a snapshot of the highest calibre artwork coming out schools in the state.The exhibition also presents selected developmental material, and offers an insight into students' ideas and unique working practices.




24 MAR 17 – 16 JUL 17


Entry is free. Visit the NGV website for more information.

FREEZA Push Start Comp

Applications now open for the FReeZA Push State Comp Banyule Heat!

Enter for a chance to go on and perform at the regional finals, then St Kilda Festival.

WHEN: June 25th 2017 at Petrie Park, Montmorency

Acts must be between 12 and 25 years old


This is an all ages, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke free event.

FReeZA is a State Government of Victoria Initiative

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