Banyule Youth Services

Banyule Youth Services

YouthFest '23 Sensory Friendly Info

Banyule Youth Services value making our events as inclusive and accessible as possible to make sure everyone has a great day. Please find below our Youthfest Access Key which describes the sensory experience to plan for on the day, as well as our Youthfest Sensory Map which indicates the main stimulation areas as well as the calmer accessible spaces.


BYS Staff are available on the day to support, they will be identifiable as they will all be wearing a Youth Services staff lanyard and black long sleave tops with our Banyule Youth Services logo. You can also head to the Event Head Quarters marquee for any support or assistance on the day.


Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets are located throughout the Festival Precinct. We have 1 portable accessible toilet located at the north end of the park and an indoor accessible toilet in THE NEST collocated with our low sensory zone located in the Macleod Community Hall. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking will be located on Birdwood Ave, in front of the Macleod Community Hall. Please see our Sensory Map for more information.

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Low Sensory Zone – The Nest

Located in the Macleod Community Hall BYS will provide a low sensory zone for young people and families looking for a quiet space to take a moment before they head back out into the excitement of the festival.

Resources that will be provided on the day include accessibility tools, comfy bean bags, dim lighting, noise cancelling headphones and a chilled tea station will be available for young people to access in this quite space.

Yarra Plenty Libraries and Headspace will join us in The Nest. The library will provide a ‘book nook’ encouraging library sign ups and book borrowing on the day, as well as facilitating a calico bag decorating activity. Headspace staff will be present in this space to support any wellbeing needs. As well as facilitating an origami art activity.

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Wheelchair Charging Station

Charge points for anyone using electric scooters or wheelchairs will be available in our low sensory space – The Nest. The designated power points are available to recharge batteries for standard mobility aides (users will need to supply their own battery charger). Please let inform users at HQ and they will direct you to The Nest.



If you require further information about accessibility or how to get involved in YouthFest please contact BYS on or phone 9457 9855.

YouthFest Social Story (Click Tiles To See Bigger)