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Pre-apprenticeship Information Session

Not returning to school this year?

Looking for info on pre-apprentticeships?

When: Monday 16th March 2015 2pm - 9pm

Where: 1/73 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg 3084

Register your interest by calling Louise on 9450 5700


Cultural Diversity Week 14-22 March 2015

Cultural Diversity Week 14-22 March 2015

Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity to come together to share aspects of our culture, faith and language and celebrate the benefits multiculturalism brings to our community. Download the poster below for information about the upcoming events

For further information about cultural diversity week activities in Banyule go to or call Council on 9490 4222


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National Ride2School Day

On Friday 13 March 2015  we'll be celebrating the ninth National Ride2School Day event, where over 300,000 Australian students, just like yours, will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

So once again, we're inviting all schools to re-live the fun and continue to build a happy and healthy school community by joining in the celebrations. Registrations for National Ride2School Day are open, so register your school today to ensure you receive your school pack by early term one. The school pack will include a letter confirming your schools participation, posters and stickers to help you celebrate this big day. If you have any questions about registering, please feel free to contact us today

Got a camera and an idea?

Got a camera and an idea? 

Then enter the Darebin photography competition!

What you need to know:
Darebin Libraries’ Photography Competition is open to Darebin residents or Darebin Libraries members aged 13-18. The theme is ‘It starts with us’. The competition runs from 9 February to 22 March 2015

Full details are available online


Banyule Volunteer and Citizen of the Year Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Banyule Volunteer and Citizen of the Year Awards are now open!

Council calling for nominations for volunteers in the follow categories:

  • Individual Volunteer Award
  • Life Time Achievement (20+ years of volunteer experience)
  • Young Volunteer Award (for individuals aged 12-25 as of 1st January of Awards year)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Volunteer Award (for individuals)
  • Multicultural Community Volunteer (for individuals that have enhanced multiculturalism and promoted harmony in Banyule)
  • Community Group Award - groups/schools/organisations
  • Good Neighbour Award

As well as the Banyule Citizen of the Year. 

For more information about the awards, and how to nominate, or for more information, head to: or call Karen Molinaro on 9457 9955 for more information!

The Under Age & Signal Express Call Outs!

Are you a budding journalist or an arts and culture buff?
Express Media, in partnership with The Age, run a series of fortnightly workshops where you'll get to meet with industry professionals to learn about working in journalism.
If that doesn't sound quite like your thing, then do you spend your time dissecting the latest episode of Game of Thrones? Then The Signal Express might be what you're looking for.


STREATs 10 Week Main Course Program

Places are still available in STREAT's 10 week Main Course program 


Cert I in Vocational Preparation  -  Starting  February 9th


Main Course Program - Part 1 
3 days per week for 10 weeks 
Commences 9th February 
Cost $100

  • Certificate I in Vocational Preparation 
  • Work experience and mentoring in STREAT's cafes and kitchens
  • Life Skills program
  • Individual support and referral
  • Social activities
  • Transition support
  • Graduation event

Please see the Main Course page on our website for more details - or feel free to call Kirsten or Tara on 9629 4222
Application forms can be downloaded from the website and must be received by  Monday 2nd February.


Jet Start Program - apply today!

Our Jets program is giving young local singers and musicians a chance to kick start their career in 2015! We are looking for the most promising local singers and musicians in the genre of funk and soul, who will be judged by a panel of young people from our FReeZA and Jets Crew Members programs, assisted by Jets staff.

The winners will work with a professional soul and funk super band to rehearse a song to perform at Banyule’s major music event Twilight Sounds on Saturday 21 March 2015.

Entrants will be judged on a range of categories including skill level, presentation, dedication to a musical career and commercial potential. Rehearsals for the winning performers will be held on a range of weeknights during February and early March at Jets,

2/24 The Concord, Bundoora.

To apply please complete the online application form at including a link to a video of you performing something within the funk and soul genre (minimum 30 seconds, maximum 4 minutes).


More information: • • 9098 8000


Applications close Sunday 1 February

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