Banyule Youth Services

Banyule Youth Services


Culturally And Linguistically Diverse

Did you know?  Banyule has the second largest population of Somali Australian families living in our region, in all of Australia.

The SALDHIG Project

The SALDHIG project has supported Somali-Australian young people and their families over the past two years.  Over 4000 community members have taken part in the project!

Young people and their families have been supported to celebrate and share their culture, build intercommunity relationships and access more inclusive services and supports.

Find out more about the achievements of the SALDHIG Progect by clicking the picture below.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Only Swim Night @ Watermarc

$5 entry for unlimited swimming & slides.  There will only be female Staff in attendance and the glass windows will be covered to ensure privacy.

Security cameras will only be monitored as necessary by female Staff.

This event is for women of all ages.  Boys under 5 are also welcome.

We welcome women from CALD and Muslim communities to join us at this event.

When: Saturday 14th October 7:30-9:30pm

Cost: $5 per person (children 4 or under may attend for free)

Where: Watermarc – 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough

To book: Please register here as places are limited:

To find out more: Contact Sadia on 0479 191 838

FREE Cultural Competency Training


The Banyule Youth Services SALDHIG Diverse Communities project team have developed a FREE 2-hour Cultural Competency Training for local services to better support & work with the Somali Australian community.

The training is designed to support workers to engage and work with Somali Australian and Muslim young people & families in our local region.  Find out how your service can be more accessible, culturally-appropriate and inclusive for this community.

The training will be hosted by Somali Australian workers, who will generously share both their professional and personal lived-experiences to inform and educate local service providers on how to:

  • Engage with Somali Australian young people & families

  • Increase representation and cultural-awareness within their organisation

  • Create safe work environments for employees from Somali Australian and Muslim communities

  • Better promote opportunities to those from CALD communities

  • Understand more about the culture, religion and experiences of people from the Somali Australian & Muslim communities

This training is suitable for anyone who works with young people or families in the Banyule region.  We are also able to consider requests from neighbouring municipalities.

Cost: FREE

Venue:  Can be hosted in your workplace (in-person is preferential) or at Banyule City Council offices in Greensborough

Duration:  2 hours

To find out more & register your interest, please email or call 9457 9855