Banyule Youth Services

Banyule Youth Services

Enviro Hub

Welcome to our Enviro Hub!  Here you will find info on local sustainable businesses, how to get involved in community groups and activisism, opportunities at Banyule Council and heaps more! 

Sustainable Shopping

Eltham Farmers’ Market –  is held every Sunday, from 8.00am to 12.30pm. On the 4th Sunday of each month, there is a Food Swap from 9.30am to 10.30am. On most Sundays, there is also a community stall where you can meet local groups involved in local food or sustainability issues. The market is located on the car park at Eltham Town Mall, which is in the centre of Eltham at 10-18 Arthur Street. Entry is free.


CERES Organic Grocery & Bakery – is open Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm.  Have a cuppa and an organic croissant baked onsite on a Saturday morning whilst the band belts out some tunes, meet the local craft producers who sell their wares at the weekly Makers and Flea market, grab some eggs still warm from our Isa Brown chooks and not a plastic bag in sight. You can bring in your recycled plastic and glass jars and fill them with organic bulk foods and liquids and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Come and immerse yourself in a community space that keeps it real. Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East 3057 VIC


Marketplace Sundays at Eaglemont Village – Marketplace Sundays will have something to entice all age groups. Enjoy strolling the car-free precinct, browsing the wide selection of stalls, stop for coffee and snack at one of the friendly cafés. Go to to find out when they’re open next! Located at Silverdale Road, Eaglemont 3079


Verve Collective – Caleb runs a sustainable living movement and eco-store featuring homewares and lifestyle goods.

Purchasing Caleb’s items: 

You can take a look at all Verve items on their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram


Rediscover Local – is a Banyule Council initiative that supports and celebrates small business in Banyule.

Rediscover Local asks you to support the businesses that support your community and shines a light on the amazing variety of goods and services they offer. Our local businesses not only provide a vital service, they employ locals and contribute to local sport, wellness and social groups.

Shop, dine, pamper yourself, get fit and be inspired. Find a tradie, hire a professional or learn a new skill. You’ll be amazed at what you can discover in your local neighbourhood and you can even make some new friends while you do it.

Whether you’re shopping from home or safely moving around the community, supporting local is always a great choice.

Find out more at


Opportunities at Banyule Council 

Environment Grants 

Applications for the 2023/24 Environment Grants are open now! 

Are you passionate about the environment, climate action and sustainability? Do you or your school have a fantastic idea for an environmental project and need some help getting it off the ground?  


The Environment Grants supports climate action and environmental change in the Banyule community.


Involving young people in environmental initiatives is crucial for creating a sustainable future. Council is keen on encouraging youth involvement in achieving environmental objectives.


Banyule City Council’s Environment Grant pool consists of $85,000 available for local individuals and groups to deliver projects that benefit the environment and community. Grants of up to $10,000 are available.


Applications are open until Friday 11 August 2023 


For more details CLICK HERE



Banyule City Council has a wide range of initiatives and events for young people and community members to get involved with sustainability.  To find out more CLICK HERE. 

Connect with other people passionate about sustainability

The term “environmental activism” is defined as the actions of individuals or groups that protect or aid the environment. Those involved in the movement identify issues that threaten the planet’s viability, from community to global concerns, and then develop strategies to promote awareness or produce solutions that directly address the problem.

There are several ways to undertake this, from local grassroots strategies to nationwide campaigns. In some cases, advocating for the environment can also include other important activism, such as civic and social justice.

Friends of the Earth Melbourne – There are many ways to be a member of Friends of the Earth! We value all forms of labour and work, so no matter what you want to do: research policy, write poetry, paint banners, fundraise, strategise, plan actions, cook food… we welcome you to come in and find out about how you can be part of the Friends of the Earth community.

Our community of activists works together in small working groups and collectives. Each with a minimum of five members, we aim to harness collective intelligence – the idea that intelligence doesn’t just happen in individual brains, it also arises from groups of people – to imagine outcomes with greater creativity than any individual could achieve by themselves.


Gardens 4 Wildlife guide –

Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is a free program run by volunteer garden guides that provides advice to households, businesses and schools on how to create native habitats to enrich local biodiversity.

Developing outdoor spaces big and small builds social connections within our community, and the results create habitat stepping stones for local fauna.

We encourage residents to set aside an area in their garden for local wildlife. As a guide, you will be part of a team to visit and advise residents on potential changes needed to make their gardens wildlife friendly. 

Join us to help make a positive impact on our local environment.


To volunteer, you will need to:

  • have good interpersonal skills
  • have knowledge and interest of local flora and fauna
  • work unsupervised in teams
  • get a satisfactory National Criminal History Check and a Working with Children’s Check
  • have access to a computer and email account
  • independently commute to varied locations throughout Banyule.

Time commitment

On site and virtual visits are one hour maximum, not including travel time to and from locations. Report writing will vary, but guides are given 2 weeks to compile their feedback



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