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WaterMarc - School Holidays

What's on at WaterMarc during the June/July 2015 School Holidays....

YOUTH NIGHT! Friday 26th June 2015

Waterslides - Everday 9am - 6pm

Inflatable - Monday to Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Magic Show by Amazing Danny - 3 July & 8 July 2.15pm - 3.30

Flippa Ball - Junior Water Polo - Monday, Wed & Friday 12.30pm - 2pm

Tarzan Rope - Tuesday and Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm


Please note access to the waterslides are extra (except Slide Night), access to the inflatable, magic show, flippa ball, tarzan ripe is free with a normal entry fee.


For more information contact WaterMarc on 9422 611 



Darebin School Holiday Program

Darebin are running their school holiday program again in June/July this year, with a range of activities and excursions for young people between 12 - 21 years (see brochure attached for specific activities and age requirements)


Eligibility Requirements

The Darebin Youth Services Teenage Holiday Program is largely subsidised by the government and is aimed at young people who have few or no opportunities to fund their holiday activities. Therefore priority is given to:

  • School & agency referrals
  • Young people & families with a health care card
  • Young people that have not attended the program before

Am I eligible?

  • Ages are between 12 – 17 years and 15 – 21 years (please refer to the activity for age details)
  • You must live, work or play in the City of Darebin

How do I book?

For further information, or to make a booking, you can contact Leah: 8470 8922 / 0419 750 426, or email 

Places will fill fast, so get in quick!

Banyule Netball Association School Holiday Program

From Monday 29th June- Wednesday 1st July during the School Holidays we run a 'Netball Specific' School Holidays Program.

From 9.30am to 3.00pm at a cost of $170 per participant (all inclusive)

Enrolment form

The program will be held at Banyule Netball Stadium - 2 Somers Avenue, Macleod 3085 Lunch, Morning & Afternoon tea are provided. Our staff are highly trained and qualified. 


Any Queries can be directed to the Banyule Netball Association Competition Office on 0407 881 517 or you can also email


More info:

Mission Australia Youth Survey

It’s time again for Mission Australia’s Youth Survey.

The good folks at Mission Australia have given us a unique code, so we're able to get more specific information about what your thoughts about your area are. If you are interested in getting your thoughts out there on what its like being a young person in Banyule/Nillumbik in 2015 we want to hear from you!

The electronic link to the survey can be found via: and make sure you enter the unique code which is: 71103


The survey is completely annonymous and is an opportunity to get your $0.10 worth out there!


Screen It

What is Screen It?

Fancy yourself a filmmaker? Think you can match Shaun Tan in the animation stakes? Want to show off your skills as a videogame developer? Then get ready to enter this year's Screen It competition for your chance to create something amazing and win some awesome prizes!

Every year, hundreds of students across the nation enter Screen It – ACMI’s epic moving image competition for Primary and Secondary school students. Screen It is designed to educate, encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers. It’s fun and, best of all, it’s free!

Registrations are now open for Screen It 2015!

Want to receive updates about Screen It? Simply register or log in online and select Screen It in your mailing preferences.

Registration is free and ensures you receive all our Screen It updates, including access to comprehensive online resources and interactive production tools to assist you with your entry.

2015 Theme: Change

This year’s theme is Change. There are many ways to express Change through live action film, animation and videogames so now’s the time to start thinking and creating. Entries are judged on innovation, excitement and uniqueness.

Entry Categories

Primary School

  • Animated Film
  • Live Action Film
  • Videogame

Secondary School

  • Animated Film
  • Live Action Film
  • Videogame

An overall best school entry is awarded in addition to awards for each primary and secondary category.

Check out our Screen It 2014 winners!

If you've any further questions regarding the competition, please contact and visit for more!

Light Box Galleries

Banyule City Council is looking for two artists to exhibit a series of three images each in two urban light box galleries in laneways located in Heidelberg West, as part of the new Banyule Light Box Art Program.

These new galleries will allow the display of work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, across illuminated light boxes positioned high on the walls of Midway Lane (Olympic Village) and Oxford Arcade (Bell St Mall).

The light boxes will enhance and promote high quality illuminate art in the public realm, contribute to the revitalization and renewal of these neighbourhood shopping precincts, counter graffiti, vandalism and property damage, and engage young, new and established local artists in community place making.

Two artists or artist groups will be selected and three works by each artist will be exhibited from June 2015.

If you wish to find out more, go to or contact 

Caitlin Armstrong, Arts Officer
Tel: 9457 9913


Rob Ball, Senior Project Officer - Project 3081
Tel: 9457 9844

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