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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

Street Art Program

We are currently looking for young people 14-19 who are engaged in graffiti culture to attend street Art sessions in Term 2. Sessions are run Wednesday nights in Bundoora and feature skilled street art facilitators to mentor young people, alongside Youth workers who provide participants support. Every term works towards a legal mural in the community. This is a FREE program.

Please contact Jess Sayers to make a referral 9457 9983

Word Graffiti

Learn how to use the power of poetry and performance to make your voice heard 

This workshop will teach you the power of poetry and performance to make your voice heard.

Successful performing artists will help guide your writing and performance technique, followed by a professional recording session at Decibels Studio.

This workshop is held over two weekends in April and is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Darebin aged 12-18.

When: 10:00am - 4:00pm 1-2 and 8-9 April 2017

Where: Northland Youth Centre Shop J 63A (near the Commonwealth Bank) Northland Shopping Centre Preston

Cost: Free

How to register: Registrations are coordinated by Monash University. To register, contact Stacy Holman Jones. Phone: 9905 9978 Email:

Proudly delivered by Monash University in partnership with Darebin Council. 

Public Transport Changes - 2017 annual fare adjustment sees concession changes

Following the Government review into ticketing compliance and enforcement earlier this year, PTV is also introducing a number of changes to concessions.

  • Age limit raised for concession fares – From 30 January 2017, the age limit at which people are automatically entitled to a concession fare is being raised from 16, to 18. This change means 17 and 18-year-olds who are not currently eligible for concession, can now purchase a Child myki and pay a concession fare, instead of having to pay the full fare.

  • Victorian Public Transport Concession Card (Now known as PTV School/Tertiary Student ID) – From 30 January 2017, customers aged 17 and 18 no longer need to purchase a PTV School/Tertiary Student ID, as they can now show government issued proof of age identification, such as a learners driver’s license or Proof of Age card. Those purchasing a Victorian Student Pass will still be required to purchase a PTV School Student ID.

  • Free travel for children under five – From 30 January 2017, the free travel age for young children will be raised from three to four years old. Any child under the age of five will be able to travel for free.

The new child age arrangements will be introduced from the end of January, to provide time for public education and staff training ahead of students returning to school after the summer holidays.

In addition to these changes, from 1 January 2017, a $3 weekend and public holiday daily myki cap is being introduced for concession customers. This entitles them to all-day travel in Zone 1+2 and is 90 cents less than the current 2016 fare. The full fare weekend cap will remain at $6.00.

Victorian Seniors Card holders, Disability Support Pensioners and Carer Payment recipients are entitled to free travel in two consecutive zones on Saturdays and Sundays using a myki. DHS Carer Card holders are entitled to the same free travel on Sundays.

Public transport fares continue to represent good value, with Zone 1 myki money users paying $4.10 for a 2 hour fare. This represents a fare increase of just 30 cents in five years, when compared to the same Metcard fare in 2011.

Zone 1+2 customers will pay $8.20 for a daily fare, a saving of $4.72 compared to the same fare in 2014, and $6.80 less than the current daily fare in Sydney.

In addition, public transport will be free across Victoria on Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve to help people celebrate with family and friends.

For more information, see Concession Info


Expression of Interests sought to join our Banyule Environment Advisory Committee (BEAC)

Banyule City Council is committed to involving residents in the development and implementation of Council policy, goals and strategies relating to environmental and sustainability issues.  A number of ways are employed to ensure this occurs including through Banyule’s Environment Advisory Committee (BEAC).


BEAC was established in December 1995 as a formal Council advisory committee. BEAC’s role is to provide feedback and advice to Council to support its work in developing and implementing long term environmental policy, goals and strategies, and in commenting on the achievement of these.


BEAC meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 – 9pm. Membership is for a two year period.


Applications of interest are currently being sought, with membership to commence from June 2017. To find out more about BEAC, visit here. To register your interest in participating in the committee, please apply here. Applications are now open and close March 15

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