The Banyule Youth Service Team

Banyule Youth Services is a generalist service for young people aged 12 to 25 years who live, work, study in Banyule. To find out what about what the team can offer click here

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Leonie Farrell - Team Leader Youth Services Development 

Leonie oversees the whole youth service team, supporting staff and young people strategically to achieve great outcomes.
Leonie created the Banyule Youth Services Youth Plan 2018-2022, which oversees all actions the service undertakes.

leonie.farrell@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9939

0439 395 967

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Bec Lonie – Jets Team Leader

Bec is responsible for the running of our creative arts space, Jets Studios.  Bec supports staff and young people to have awesome experiences whilst at our programs and events.
Bec also oversees the annual YouthFest event we run each September.

rebecca.lonie@banyule.vic.gov.au

9098 8001

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Lisa Said – Youth Outreach Team Leader

Lisa supports all casual staff members in the youth service, including our Youth Outreach & Program Support team.

Lisa also oversees Wednesday nights at Jets – running the weekly Street Art program. 

lisa.said@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9897

0427 833 321

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Naomi Simmonds – Youth Engagement Officer

Naomi facilitates projects that promote positive profiling of young people in the community, including the Truth 4 Youth blog group and the SHYNE Showcases.

Naomi also oversees and runs the bi-annual Banyule Youth Summit.

naomi.simmonds@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9902

0422 560 109

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Kate James – Youth Engagement Officer

Kate is available for catch-ups with young people via supported referrals, works closely with multi-cultural young people and oversees our Gender Equity portfolio.

Kate supports young people from our AWAG (African Women’s Action Group) to advocate for positive opportunities for young women from Somali Australian backgrounds.

kate.james@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9929

0481 003 524

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Richo Euston – Youth Engagement Officer

Richo is available for catch-ups with young people via supported referrals and ensures that recreation and open-spaces in Banyule are accessible for young people.

Richo also facilitates our Rainbow Space program for young people who identify as LGBTIQ and their allies.

richard.euston@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9907

0402 389 862

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Josh Kane – Jets Technical Development Officer

Josh is the facility manager of our creative arts space, Jets Studio.  His role is to ensure that young people and community members can use the space for their projects.

Josh also runs programs at Jets, including Jets Records and the Tech Crew – audio mixing, filming & photography.

josh.kane@banyule.vic.gov.au

9098 8003

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Ellen Gellis – Youth Programs Officer

Ellen takes care of our Social Media pages and runs workshops & events for young people across Banyule, including Safe Partying.

Ellen runs our Skate, Scooter & BMX events at both Malahang Park and Greensborough Skatepark throughout the year.

ellen.gellis@banyule.vic.gov.au

9457 9844

0434 187 511

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Roland Fraval – Jets Youth Programs Officer

Roland oversees all events in the youth team – including school holiday activities.

Roland is also the facilitator of our FReeZA Crew that runs at Jets – a group of young people responsible for providing free, accessible and safe music events in Banyule.

roland.fraval@banyule.vic.gov.au

9098 8010

0434 679 037

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Courtney Blackney – Jets Intake & Program Support Officer

Courtney is responsible for all enrolments into our creative arts space, Jets Studios.  Courtney works with young people to decide which programs suit them best and how to achieve their goals.

Courtney also assists the programs that run from Jets, assisting people with their creative goals.

courtney.blackney@banyule.vic.gov.au

9098 8007

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Simon Eszeky – Jets Inclusion Officer

Simon ensures that young people with a disability are supported to attend our programs and events inclusively.

Simon also uses his artistic and musical talents to run a DJ Program on Tuesday evenings at Jets.

simon.eszeky@banyule.vic.gov.au

9098 8004

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