What We Do

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.

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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.

For more details on any of the information listed please call 9457 9855.

What We Do for Young People

Banyule Youth Services run activities and opportunities for young people throughout each year, including programs, events, workshops and school holiday activities.  Our team offers support for young people, their families and secondary schools in Banyule!

For more details about what opportunities, groups and activities are happening currently for young people, CLICK HERE to go to the Get Involved page

 

Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BanyuleYouthServices/ or Instagram profile https://www.instagram.com/banyuleyouth/?hl=en for regular updates on what we have on offer

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Need Help?

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, services who support LGBTIQ+ young people, alcohol and drug support, support to access housing services and much more. See the "Need Help" page for details or contact us on 9457 9855, banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au. or by messaging us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BanyuleYouthServices/

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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. 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. 

For information call 9098 8000, email jets.music@banyule.vic.gov.au or visit the Jets Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/Jetsbundoora

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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 banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au

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Banyule & Nillumbik Youth Workers Network

Banyule City Council & Nillumbik Youth Shire Council Youth Service's work in partnership to run the BNYSN.

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. For contact with the Executive group please contact us 9457 9855 or email banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au
https://www.banyuleyouth.com/bnysn

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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:  https://www.banyuleyouth.com/resources-schools

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Placement with Banyule Youth Services

Banyule Youth Services are not currently taking any student placements. Student placements will re-open in June 2021. 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 banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au 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 banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au

Work Experience at Jets

 

Work Experience at Jets

Work experience at Jets in 2021 presents the opportunity to learn many new skills and explore working life in a fun and supportive team environment. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute collaboratively to:

  • Jets crew groups
  • equipment and studio set up and pack down
  • event support
  • development of program materials
  • development of social media content

As well as learning about audio-visual creativity in a state-of-the art facility.

Work experience at Jets is a great fit for those interested in a career/studying the following:

  • audio engineering
  • graphic design
  • professional musician
  • film and TV/internet content production (lighting/ camera operation/editing etc.)
  • live theatre/music production
  • Local government/community work sector

And many more!

The work experience focuses on transferable skills including occupational health and safety. A strength-based approach is used to make the process as engaging and fruitful as possible for the young person. 

All placements will be reviewed in light of current COVID restrictions.

Please send a resume and cover letter requesting dates and outlining interests. to Simon at Jets simon.eszeky@banyule.vic.gov.au or phone: 9098 8000 to find out more about work experience opportunities for 2021