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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

Join the Youth Press Gallery - Applications Now Open!

In line with the YMCA’s goal of empowering young people, the YMCA Youth Press Gallery is an opportunity for young people to get experience in communication and journalism.

While Youth Parliamentarians fill the chambers of the Victorian Parliament, young people will also report back on Youth Parliament, filing stories for the YMCA Press Gallery website, hitting the airwaves and writing print articles for publications across the state. 

To apply to be part of the 2015 Youth Parliament Press Gallery, check out the YMCA Youth Press Gallery page (new window). Click here to find out more. 

Free broadcaster training opportunity for young people

Starting on 20.07.2015, 3RRRfm (102.7) be offering a free broadcaster training opportunity to 12 people aged 16-25 years of age from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The classes take place at Triple R (Cnr Blyth and Nicholson Street, Brunswick East) from 6.30pm-9pm, for 8 Mondays, over 9 weeks.

Due to the nature and breadth of information covered over the course, we need each participant to commit to the full eight Monday evenings.

The course aims to educate participants in how to produce, prepare and present a radio show, and also how to fully operate one of our radio studios. After completion of the course, each participant will be invited to submit a demo for assessment, which might lead you to being added to our graveyard roster.

We anticipate that demand for the course will be high, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take part. If you know someone who would be a great fit for this, please feel free to pass on this information and encourage them to apply.

  • If you would like to take part, please let me know the answer to the following questions:
  • How old are you?
  • If you were doing a 3RRR show this week, what are 5 songs that you would play?
  • If you had a radio show on 3RRR, what sort of show would you like it to be / what would you like to explore in your show?
  • Do you already have any radio experience?
  • Where do you discover new music and culture?
  • Tell us your story - a little bit about yourself, what you're into, and where you live, work or study:
  • Are you into the idea of presenting a radio show, or working behind the scenes?
  • If you're not available for Monday evenings, is there another time of week when you would be keen to participate?

Submissions should be sent to by 12pm on Friday 29th May

'Hidden Others' - a short film competition

'Hidden Others' - a short film competition for Victorians aged 12 - 18, hosted by The Salvation Army.

We're asking talented young filmmakers to create art that breaks stereotypes about Youth Homelessness.

Entry is free, and winners will receive film training from Open Channel, as well as having their film featured in The Salvation Army's social media campaign for Homelessness Prevention Week.

Entries close 17 July. More info

Flipping the Lid on the Adolescence Brain

A short session designed to assist parents and carers to:

  • Understand and manage adolescent changes, development and emotional responses
  • Help your young person deal with negative emotions
  • Understand why adolescents think differently to adults
  • Develop strategies for talking with your teenager
  • Manage conflict, stress and anxiety

When: Monday 18th May, 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Where: Nillumbik Health, 917 Main Rd, Eltham. 3095
RSVP: Thursday 14th May. PH: 9430 9100 (Numbers are limited)
Cost: $27.50 Per Person $15.00 for Health Care Card holders


Not sure what job or course you want to do? Try out new activities, explore different employment areas and come along for some fun!

What: 5 Workshops on Monday afternoons starting May 25th

Time: 3 - 5pm 

Where: Thomas Rossell Room, Banyule Community Health - 21 Alamein Road, Heidelberg West 

Who: For young women aged 13 - 19 who live, work, play or go to school around 3081! Strictly only 15 places available. 

Cost: Completely free!

for more info or to book a place contact Kate from Banyule Youth Services on 9457 9929 or email


Fun and fitness training for young men aged 13 - 17 who live or hang out in 3081!


  • Improve strength
  • Improve fitness
  • Improve cardio
  • Have fun and challenge yourself
  • Try out group fitness, weights and boxing

When: Monday afternoons (after school) starts mid-May

Where: Olympic Leisure Centre, Heidelberg West

Cost: FREE

Interested or want more info: Contact Richo at Banyule Youth Services...

Ph: 9457 9907 / email: / fb:

Conditions apply, so call/email Richo to find out more.




Dig Deep Hip Hop Program

Dip Deep, Melbourne's premiere Hip Hop Program are recruiting for the next season of Dig Deep. 

If you are (or know) a young emcee, singer or beatmaker between the ages of 14 and 24 and want to connect to their community visit for registrations and more information.

When: Every Tuesday night from 5 - 8pm

Where: The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne


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