September 2010

Face the Music Conference

The Push is proud to announce Melbourne's annual music industry conference Face The Music returns to the Arts Centre for its third year, Friday 19 - Saturday 20 November, 2010.
The conference will include career development opportunities for musicians and music industry professionals of all levels and persuasions, as well as entry to middle level information for emerging artists and industry workers.

Design the next Yellow Pages cover

Want to see your art somewhere other than the fridge door?
Here's your chance. Yellow Pages are looking for paintings, drawings or doodles for he next cover of your Yellow Pages Living Local Book.
If you're in Years 10-12 in Victoria, upload your art to show what your community means to you and it could be seen by everyone in your local area. You can also win up to $2,000 for an art course.
Entries close Friday 29 October.
Go to

Parent-Zone Young Parents and Babies Support Group

Parent Zone is for all parents under 25 years who live, work, study or play in Banyule. It is held at Northland Youth Services which is located at Northland Shopping Centre near the Bus Stops.
Parent-Zone is held every Friday from 11-2 except during school holidays and on public holidays. Light lunch, health, baby and child information, chat with maternal and child health nurses (optional). Access to microwave, milk, hot drinks and changing space.
Come and relax with parents your age. Young parents in this group have been able to form great friendships and get advice.

West Heidelberg Youth Foundations Grant - Applications are open for the next round

Do you live work, study or play in West Heidelberg? Do you have an idea that would be a great addition to your community?
If so, why not apply for a Youth Foundations Victoria grant? You can ask for up to $1500!
Some of the great ideas that have been funded in the past include a joint schools project to assist with the merger process, hip hop sessions and a youth summer camp.
Applications close on November 3. For more info go to

September School Holiday events

Check out the september school holiday flyer for lots of good stuff to do for young people in Banyule

Be part of the Pop Up Project for the Melbourne Festival

The Pop-Up Project is a playful new event set to infiltrate the city on Saturday 16 October. Part flash mob, part choreographed crowd movement in public spaces, part live-art experience, this is a unique opportunity to be part of the Melbourne Festival program and have a very special, highly personal Festival experience.  And we want you! Melbourne Festival is assembling the Pop-Up Squad, a group of up to 400 participants from all walks of life who will be the makers and experiencers of this playful new project infiltrating the city on 16 October.  

Bite back and win!

Have you ever had a problem that was really getting you down? Maybe it was a fight with a friend, troubles in your family or something else. Tell the crew at Bite Back all about how you dealt with the situation in 200 words or less and you could win an iPad 3G Wi-Fi and there are also a bunch of other prizes to be won.   It can be about absolutely anything and it's anonymous so don't hold back.

Are you interested in becoming a Firey? Opportunity for Aboriginal, TSI and CALD young people

The Firey Youth Mentoring Program is a partnership between MacKillop Family Services and The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and aims to assist young males and females from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds to build links with firefighters and, in so doing, provide them with an opportunity to explore a career in the fire service.   What is mentoring?  The Firey Youth Mentoring Program can assist you if you are:

Premier's Active Families Challenge - get 15 free YMCA passes for participating

All you need to do is 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days.

It's free to sign up and you get some great discounts and offers, including: 15 free YMCA passes, 15% off at Rebel Sport, one free child zoo pass and a chance to win great prizes!
For more info go to

SunSmart Competition - entrants must be aged between 12 -17

Bust a myth about skin cancer!
SunSmart and the Cancer Council are looking for the best writing, images and short films that dispel one of '10 myths about sun protection'.

If you're aged between 12 and 17 years, enter a short film, an image or a creative writing piece that 'busts a myth' and be in the running for some fantastic prizes.
Entries close 5pm Friday 24 September 2010. For more info and to enter go to