The Banyule Youth service is part of the Banyule City Council. Banyule Youth Service values, engages and empowers young people between the ages of 10-25 years who are living, going to school, working or socialising in the Banyule community.
Banyule Youth Service offers information, activities, resources and support options for young people and their families, and also provides strategic and operational advice to the sector and other Council service units on issues that affect young people. For more details on any of the information listed please call 94579855.
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Youth Engagement Officers
Banyule's Youth Engagement Officers support and foster young people's active involvement and connectedness to the community. These youth workers provide information, referral and advocacy for young people and their families, and build partnerships between local young people and youth agencies to encourage positive life choices. Our Youth team support youth programs, events and services and promote positive youth outcomes through accessing funding and resources.
Our Youth team is available to assist with issues, or direct you to the information you need, and offer a non-discriminative, free and confidential service.
For information please contact 9457 9855 and ask to speak to one of the Youth Engagement Officers or go to the contact page.
LINK-U is a mobile after hours outreach, information, program support and referral service for Banyule young people and their families. Dressed in standout orange jackets, Link-U workers go to where young people are and offer information, support or maybe just a chat. If connection to relevant services are needed, Link-U workers can also help. You can call us for a confidential chat on our freecall number 1800 254 658 (1800-2-LINK-U) or on 9457 9855.
The Time Out program was funded by Banyule City Council as a short-term support program for young people who were living away from home without support. The Time Out program is now concentrating on writing up a report on the outcome of the project and will not be taking any further referrals for support.
However, there are other supports available for young people living away from home. Click here for information on support services
Banyule Youth Service Activities
Banyule Youth Services runs a number of fantastic activities for young people throughout the year including street art, Banyule gay straight alliance, FReeZA music and arts events, various social groups, a large youth festival (YouthFest), skate, scooter & BMX competitions, youth programs, school holiday activities and much more! For further details about what activities are happening right now go to the What's On page or check out www.facebook.com/banyuleyouth for more information.
If you would like to know what all ages, U18, free and local activities events, festivals, programs and more are happening in Banyule & beyond right now, check out the Banyule Youth Page "What's On" section or check out our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/banyuleyouth.
Are you looking for local information about services that offer assistance to young people and their families? We have a number of local services listed on our website including counselling options, family support services, employment, education and training assistance, same sex attracted services, alcohol and drug support, housing help and much more. See the "Need Help" page for details or message us at www.facebook.com/banyuleyouth
Jets is an arts and cultural youth facility located in Bundoora which provides a range of programs and activities for young people. Facilities include a music recording studio, rehearsal rooms, a multimedia training room and dedicated community space. Jets' focus is to provide a safe place for young people, promote social connectedness, build personal and technical skills and to encourage self expression through music and the creative arts. Jets also supports FIAB (Frog In A Blender) a committee of local young people who organise drug and alcohol-free music events throughout the year.
For more information and how to get there check out the Jets page
For information about how to join the FIAB committee or upcoming events contact FIAB at the Macleod YMCA on 9459 9022.
Banyule 100 is casting a spotlight on 100 significant people in the Banyule community.
These people are either young people (between the ages of 12 and 25) or adults who contribute positively towards the lives of young people.Each person is the subject of a photographic portrait and is interviewed for a written piece which will outline their achievements. Members of the community are asked to nominate themselves or someone they know for consideration. The Banyule Youth Participation Network will select people to profile subject to a set of criteria. Nominationsare being sought for people with a social justice focus, young entrepreneurs, those who have overcome adversity and young people achieving in all forms of the arts.The portraits and their accompanying written pieces will be displayed on the banyule 100 website - www.banyule100.com and via exhibitions across Banyule.
If you would like to nominate someone please email email@example.com for more information
SHYNE (Showcasing How Young people INspire and Engage)
The SHYNE project is a snapshot in time of young people's culture, their aspirations, inspirations and contributions to the life and fibre of Banyule and how they can influence and engage other young people in positive ways and educate the broader community to dispel negative images of young people. This project is funded by the Victorian Government through the ENGAGE program.
SHYNE is working with young people to provide them opportunities to learn new skills and have a voice in the broader Banyule community. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you would like further information please contact us via
phone: 9457 9855
Fax: 9457 9937
Post: Youth Service
PO Box 51