Banyule Youth Services

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.

What We Do for Young People

Banyule Youth Services provides activities, and opportunities for young people throughout the Banyule community. Our team of Youth Workers offer supports for young people, their families and secondary schools in Banyule.

This includes: regular programs, events, workshops, school presentations, school holiday activities, Jets Studios

BYS Guiding Principals

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 on this site please call 9457 9855.

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. 

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. 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 & Nillumbik Youth Workers Network

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

Contact the BNYSN Executive group: 

Phone: 9457 9855

Email: banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au

Website: https://www.banyuleyouth.com/bnysn

Work Experience at Jets

Work experience at Jets in 2022 gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills and explore working life in a community setting in a fun and supportive team environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute collaboratively to all areas of the service.  Work experience at Jets is a great fit for those interested in the creative arts industries.

To get involved with this program or join the wait list, please fill in our Expression of Interest form. 

 
Tertiary Placements (TAFE & University) 

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

Frequently Asked

Youth Workers are available to provide online or phone support to young people, parents and carers which are delivered via a 30min session and will focus on practical wellbeing strategies, general support and referral (NB support is not suitable for acute or crisis care). 

 

Please complete our simple online form and we will be in touch. These requests are reviewed every Monday and we will endeavour to be in touch within 36 hours of review. If you query is urgent please call us on 94579855. Click here to fill out our form and tell us what type of support you need and how

We Offer A Range Of FREE Groups & Programs That Young People Can Get Involved In Throughout School Terms Each Year. Some of our groups are based at Jets Creative Studios in Bundoora, while others happen in Greensborough or the Heidelberg West area. Learn more here!

 

Council and local community groups are always on the lookout to involve young people aged 12-25 (who either live, or have a connection to Banyule; studies, works or socialises etc) to consult on a range of local initiatives and topics. To hear more about these opportunities Banyule Youth Services encourages young people to sign up to our ‘Youth Focus’ mailing list. Learn more here!

Jets is Banyule Youth Services creative arts facility, it hosts many of our programs for young people aged 12-25 but also community groups and bookings and runs events and recordings.  Learn more here!

We try to make our programs and events and accessible as possible for young people.  Our regular programs and workshops and cost-free for participants. 

However, some of our School Holiday events and one-off events/workshops are offered at low-cost.  

We work in partnership with Nillumbik Youth Services to run the Banyule Nillumbik Youth Services Network (BNYSN) which includes regular networking events and free trainings for local professionals.  The BNYSN also host an Executive meeting once per month that local organisations who support or work with young people can join to undertake advocacy and support in our region.  To get involved please email banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au