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MFB Studen Fire Safety Film Competition


Entries for MFB’s Student Fire Safety Film Competition Close in three weeks – Friday 5 August 2016



An impressive range of prizes are on offer as part of MFB’s first ever Student Fire Safety Film Competition! Prizes include Go Pro Heros, Panasonic Full HD Camcorders and Nikon Coolpix Digital Cameras. For the full list of competition prizes, click here.


Launched on 11 April, the Student Fire Safety Film Competition is part of MFB’s 125th Anniversary celebrations and is open to all Victorian Prep/Foundation to Year 10 students, who have been invited to create a 30 second film based on one of MFB’s fire safety messages.


Entries can be submitted by classes or youth groups (for examples Scouts’ Troops or Girl Guides) and the winning videos will be showcased across MFB’s social media channels.


Budding student film makers have until Friday 5 August to submit entries.



Student safety is paramount and as such, strict safety guidelines have been put in place – take a look here.


Visit the competition website for more information or contact Carlie Newman on 9665 4487.

Write Now Because You Love It

It’s winter. You know what that means? It’s time to enter Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s annual Write Now! Short Story Competition. This year the library are trying something slightly different: Entries for the OPEN category are to be based around the theme of Home. Think home, homecomings, belonging, departing or the idea of local. Use the idea of Home to kickstart your original story.

Entries open 1 July 2016 and close 6 September 2016 by 5.00pm

Whether you’re 6 years old or 100, the library would love to see your story. Entries are now open across three categories:

  • Junior (6 – 11 years)                        First prize: $50.00;  Second: $25.00
  • Young Adult (12 – 17 years)            First prize: $70.00 ; Second: $40.00
  • Open (over 18)                                 First prize: $120; Second: $70.00

All winning and commended stories will be published in an anthology.

This year’s judge is Melbourne writer  Lyndel Caffrey. Lyndel’s poetry, life writing, short stories and historical fiction have been published widely with ‘Glad’, her novella of 1920s Melbourne featuring in Griffith Review. Shortlisted for the 2015 The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers, Lyndel teaches creative writing and works as a mentor and assessor with Writers Victoria.

So what are you waiting for? For an entry form and conditions please visit your branch or download a form from the libraries website here

Jets - Singing Group

Have fun exploring and finding your inner voice!

Time: 4-6pm on Fridays

Where: Jets - 2/24 The Concord, Bundoora

Running: 15th July - 16th September 2016

Who: Young people aged: 15 -25

Spoken Word


Triple J Unearthed High - Looking for Australia's Best High School Music Act

Unearthed High is back!

After a bumper year that saw Perth duo Mosquito Coast named the best high school act in the country for 2015, we’re opening the floodgates for this year’s Unearthed High intake.

The Class of 2016 have got some big shoes to fill: we’ve had the pleasure of naming excellent acts like Japanese Wallpaper, Asta, Stonefield, Snakadaktal and heaps of others our Unearthed High champs over the past nine years. Our backpacks are full, our lunches are packed, and we’re excited to see what this year’s Unearthed High entrants have in store.

The best entries will be played on national radio, and if you're our winner, we'll fly you to triple j to record, remix or master a track. We'll play it on the radio too! You'll also get professional music industry advice, and triple j will come to your school!

Plus, this year, we’re very excited to add a special Indigenous initiative to Unearthed High. As well as being eligible for the major prize, the best Unearthed High entry from an Indigenous artist will also win ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Enrolments are now open!  To enter, upload an original piece of music to, select your school year and tell us which school you attend. To be eligible, all acts must have at least half the band members still in high school. If you already have an artist profile and track(s) uploaded to Unearthed, make sure you go into your artist profile and select your school year and enter your high school to be considered. If you’re Indigenous, please ensure to select the Indigenous option too.


Go to for info and entry

3081 Jobs

3081 Jobs will coach you in:

Job searching training and resume development

applying for advertised jobs including the hidden job market

interview and employability skills

basic computer skills

industry connections


If you are currently looking for work, this is the place for you!

Monday's 12.30 - 2.30 for women

Thursday's 12.30 - 2.30 ofr men


for more information contact ourHUB on 9248 8000 or 0400 456 105


Enrol to vote!

Over 18? Just 5 days left to enrol to vote in the upcoming election!

There are enough un-enrolled 18-24 year olds to change the outcome of the election in a number of seats!
That means that by enrolling, you and your friends may change the outcome greatly

Have something you are passionate about?
Marriage equality, climate change, school funding?
Find out what party supports what you do by doing this quick test on the ABC website:

If you are in your early 20s and were not enrolled in the last election, you will NOT be fined for not being enrolled last time! So make sure you sign up now & have your say!

FReeZA Push Start - Banyule Heat

Jets FReeZA present: Banyule FReeZA Push Start Comp 2016

Open to bands, solo artists, duo's... ALL STYLES WELCOME!
Applications close 5PM Wednesday 18TH MAY 2016

Date: Saturday 2nd July 2016
Time: 3-9pm
Venue: Whatmough Park Clubrooms, Greensborough

Prizes for the Banyule heat are:

1st Prize
- The opportunity to undertake a 12 month artist contract with Jets Records, including a professionally recorded single and headline set to launch your single at YouthFest 2016, music video to complement your single, photo shoot and press pack, and the Jets Records promo treatment, plus more!
- Progress through to the FReeZA Push Start Regional Finals, with a chance to go on to play at Push Over

2nd Prize
- 8 hours recording at Jets
- Photoshoot at Jets

3rd Prize
- Photoshoot at Jets

Door Prize
- The band that brings the most paying audience members wins a $200 voucher to spend at an approved music related business.


To sign up visit

2016 Banyule Art Salon Call for Entries

 In 2016, Banyule City Council is launching a biennial Banyule Art Salon - an exhibition celebrating the many, varied artistic talents of all who live or work in Banyule.

Banyule Council recognises that there are many talented artists in our community, and have created this opportunity for all artists to be a part of a professionally-curated and programmed exhibition in the beautiful Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.

All entries submitted will be exhibited! Prizes to be won…

(subject to exhibition terms and conditions)

Entry Fee: $30 per entry, maximum 3 entries per person

Main prize: Exhibition at Hatch 
People’s Choice Award 
Various prizes

Entrants will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and networking events with other artists and art professionals in the community.

Details of this exhibition and how to enter can be found online at:

Email enquiries to:
Applications now open Entries close: 5:00pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016

Youth Action and ARACY National Youth Survey

Youth Action and ARACY have launched a national survey for young people to tell Australia’s political leaders the issues that should be addressed in the upcoming Federal Election.

If you’re 12-25, take the 10-minute survey here and you will go in the running to WIN prizes including Beats by Dre Headphones and $100 gift cards!

Street Art Term 2 Now Recruiting

Street Art Term 2 workshops now recruiting:

Mondays, 6-8pm, Term 2 , Bundoora

We are currently recruiting for our Street Art program (Term 2).

This program will be delivered weekly on Monday nights with a professional Street Art facilitator focusing on skill development and culminating with a legal mural in West Heidelberg at the end of term.

The program is suitable for young people aged 14-19 with previous involvement in illegal graffiti.

See attached flyer for details or call 94579855 for more information.

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