Banyule Youth Services are part of the Banyule City Council.
We value, engage and empower young people between the ages of 12 - 25 years who are living, going to school, working or socialising in the Banyule community.
Banyule Youth Services offer information, activities, resources and support options for young people and their families, and also provide strategic and operational advice to the sector and other Council service units on issues that affect young people.
Please see our 'BYS Guiding Principals' HERE.
For more details on any of the information listed please call 9457 9855.
What We Do for Young People
Banyule Youth Services provides activities, and opportunities for young people throughout the Banyule community. Our team of Youth Workers offer supports for young people, their families and secondary schools in Banyule.
- regular programs
- school presentations
- school holiday activities.
- Jets Studios
Banyule Youth Services, groups, activities & opportunities for young people in the community - CLICK HERE
FREE opportunities for Banyule schools
Banyule Youth Services offer free workshops and opportunities for school who work with young people ages 12-18 in Banyule.
Find out more HERE
Are you looking for local information about services that offer assistance to young people and their families?
See the BYS "Need Help" page for details of a number of local services listed on our website, including:
- counselling options
- family support services
- employment, education and training assistance
- services who support LGBTIQ+ young people
- alcohol and drug support
- support to access housing services
Phone: 9457 9855
Facebook messanger: https://www.facebook.com/BanyuleYouthServices/
Jets Creative Arts Studios
Jets is a multifunctional creative arts youth facility located in Bundoora, delivering a range of programs and activities for young people in and around Banyule.
As a part of Banyule City Council Youth Services, Jets provides training in and access to a range of professional music and multimedia equipment, facilitates creative arts workshops and coordinates a number of events, including the annual YouthFest. Facilities at Jets include a music recording studio, rehearsal rooms, a multimedia training room and dedicated community space.
The Jets/ BYS focus is to:
- to provide a safe place for young people
- promote social connectedness
- build personal and technical skills
- to encourage self expression through music and the creative arts.
Contact Jets/ BYS
Phone: (03)9098 8000
Banyule Youth Charter and Advocacy
Our Youth team promotes opportunities and activities that actively engage young people in all aspects of Council's decision-making process.
The Banyule Youth Charter is an agreement between Council and young people about sharing decision-making. Council uses a number of ways to do this including consultations, working alongside and with young people in working parties, supporting summits, forums, and youth participation networks. The Charter sets out agreed principles for young people and Council that guarantee the voice of young people is heard and acted upon.
To get involved or for information contact 9457 9855
Banyule City Council Youth Plan 2018 - 2021
The Youth team has recently launched the new Youth Plan which will inform the strategic direction and priorities for the next 4 years.
Accompanying the Youth Plan is the Action Plan which assists in demonstrating how priorities will be achieved.
The plan was developed in consultation with local young people, agencies and other community stakeholders.
The Youth Plan and current Action Plan are available for download via this link, alternatively if you would like a hard copy of the plan, please contact Banyule Youth Services on 9457 9855 or email email@example.com
Banyule & Nillumbik Youth Workers Network
Banyule City Council & Nillumbik Youth Shire Council Youth Service's work in partnership to run the network. The Banyule Nillumbik Youth Services Network (BNYSN) is the major connecting body for youth services across the region, covering a breadth of issues affecting young people, and including workers across of range of fields who engage with and support young people.
Alongside Nillumbik Youth Services, Banyule lead and support the network under the guidance of the Executive group which has a membership of over 15 agencies. The Executive group meet monthly for high level networking, strategic planning and advocacy to different levels of government for the benefit of young people and the workers who support them.
Contact the BNYSN Executive group:
Phone: 9457 9855
Placement with Banyule Youth Services
Banyule Youth Services are not currently taking any student placements
If you would like to speak to someone in our team about other potential organisations to try, please contact us on 9457 9855.
ALL Tertiary Placements (TAFE & University) at Banyule Youth Services including Jets creative arts facility
Within the Youth team we have various opportunities throughout the year for placement hours at both our Greensborough site and Jets creative arts facility in Bundoora.
Placement opportunities are however filled very quickly due to high demand and unfortunately we are unable to accommodate everyone. Please be aware that because of the nature of our work and confidentiality reasons much of what we can offer (around 60-80%) will be office based, small project work with an allocation of 2-3 days a week.
If you would like to proceed with a placement request please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and address the following criteria:
- Please attach a resume
- Please attach a scanned copy/photo of your license and WWC card (back and front).
- Please specify what course you are undertaking.
- Please specify what your placement requirements are - hours required and your availability (both during the day and evenings). Also when you would like to undertake placement.
- Please specify any relevant experience in working with young people
- Please specify why you would like to work with young people and what you hope your placement at Banyule would offer you. Are there any specific areas of our youth team that you are particularly interested in.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 9457 9855 or email@example.com
Work Experience at Jets
Work experience at Jets in 2021 gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills and explore working life in a community setting in a fun and supportive team environment.
Participants will have the opportunity to contribute collaboratively to all areas of the service. Work experience at Jets is a great fit for those interested in the creative arts industries.
All placements will be reviewed in light of current COVID restrictions.
More information HERE