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Welcome to NGV Friday Nights In

NGV FRIDAY NIGHT IN WITH SOJU GANG. Spend Friday Night in with sets by Melbourne-based DJs broadcast from NGV to your lounge room.


Welcome to NGV Friday Nights In

Sessions from the vault

A series of digital concerts from the iconic Hamer Hall stage, featuring a line-up of home-grown musos. Streaming to you on Thursdays from the best seat in the house, your couch.

Vault Sessions

The Melbourne Writers Festival - Emerging Voices

Discover your next great read in this five-part interview series with some of the country’s most exciting emerging talent. Each Festival weekday will highlight a new voice in Australian writing, introduced and interviewed by a fellow author.

The Melbourne Writers Festival - Emerging Voices


Exhibition launches online Wednesday 5 August, 4pm

This is an amazing exhibition by a collective of Banyule artists. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, this exhibition is only available to view online.

Support local artists. Visit the website to view the exhibition, and follow us on Facebook for daily artist profiles and videos.

Exhibition open until Saturday 29 August


Music with the Mob - Brent Watkins

Didgeridoo player, artist, Aboriginal educator and dancer Brent Watkins shares a dance and breaks it down for you to learn!

Check out more episodes of Music with the Mob via the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency's (VACCA) youtube channel here:


Brent Watkins

2020 Banyule Art Salon - Entries Open!

With everyone stuck at home again, what better way to pass your time in isolation than to create some artworks for the upcoming Banyule Art Salon?!

Be part of the first Community Art Exhibition to be held in our new state-of-the-art venue in the heart of Ivanhoe.

Free to enter, and prizes to be won!

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Live fish TV at Sea Life Aquarium

Watch the gentoo and king penguins play in their icy home and tune in for feeding time. Download penguin activities to keep the kids entertained. Live stream clam as the mesmerizing jellyfish pulse through the Ocean Invaders exhibit. Check in for future live streaming to catch shark feeding time, tropical fish or turtle cam.

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Deadly Yarns with Lachlan Johnson (12min video)
Lachlan Johnson (Gunditjmara), Essendon recruit and midfielder number 36 joins Deadly Story's Emma Bamblett (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngadjonji & Tangurung) to talk all things family, footy, food & films. Lachlan is the son of Brisbane triple premiership player Chris Johnson.

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Free State Library membership

Membership to the State Library of Victoria is free and open to all. Not only can you have access to over 5 million items in their collection you can access their e-resources and data bases and even get discounted coffee in coffee shops near the SLV. All members receive a monthly newsletter so you'll be the first to hear about events, news and exclusive offers.


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Scienceworks at Home

Whilst Scienceworks is temporarily closed, you can enjoy a world of museum experiences at home, school or anywhere. Check out Scienceworks virtual tours, a huge range of science related activities, puzzles and heaps of things other to do.




Download the free app and discover some of Banksy’s  best street art without having to step outside.

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Learn basic coding skills through free online tutorials.


Top Arts at NGV

Check out the very best art from 2019 VCE students and go behind the scenes of artists who are part of the 2020 Top Arts exhibition at the NGV.


Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service

Our local library service have an enormous range of eBooks, eMags, AudioBooks and Podcasts for you to access.  The best bit – it’s all for FREE!  Sign up as a digital member online and get instant access to all of the great content


Go on a Museum Tour

Museums all over the world are doing amazing virtual tours.  See museum exhibitions all over the world from the comfort of your home.


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DuoLingo is a fantastic website/app that you can access to learn a new language. DuoLingo makes learning a new language fun, because it has heaps of games and tasks that you can complete as challenges to help you earn points and learn a language at the same time.