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IDAHOBIT 2022

IDAHOBIT 2022

IDAHOBIT is the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination acknowledged on May 17! It is about celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and working towards eliminating discrimination against LGBTQIA+ identifying people around the world!

Meet Cr Jasmine Nguyen (Mayor)

Brimbank City Council Jasmine-Nguyen-Mayor_ Brimbank Youth Services

It’s with great pleasure to introduce Cr Jasmine Nguyen (Mayor)!

Learning And Earning Festival 2022

Learning And Earning Festival 2022

DON’T MISS OUT on these fantastic opportunities coming up in the next few weeks for job seekers, students looking to transition into the workforce, and for people looking to change careers!

CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOPS: Find your radical voice!

CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOPS: Find your radical voice!

Craft has always been a key part of the activist’s toolkit – now more than ever. Through craft, we have the power to create something entirely new with our own hands. To start a conversation and tackle social, political and environmental issues.

Meet Cr Sarah Branton

Meet Cr Sarah Branton

It’s with great pleasure to introduce Meet Cr Sarah Branton)!

Brimbank Youth Council: Meagan Mostert

Brimbank Youth Council: Meagan Mostert

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Meagan Mostert!

The Gallery Is Me Exhibition

The Gallery Is Me Exhibition Event is a celebration of Brimbank’s young Artists and an opportunity for our community to discover what they have to share about themselves via their expressive and innovative artworks.

Brimbank Youth Council: Helen Huynh

Brimbank Youth Council: Helen Huynh

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Helen Huynh!

Global Education Summit

Join this FREE in-person summit at the State Library Victoria on Sunday 15th May to discover what it takes to apply for universities in the US and UK like Harvard, Oxford and more!

Registration now open for BYS Tuning In To Teens Program!

Tuning In To Teens - BYS Program

Registration now open for our seven-week Tuning in to Teens program that teaches parents how to help their teen develop emotional intelligence.

Brimbank Youth Council: Soul Fuimaono

Brimbank Youth Council: Soul Fuimaono!

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Soul Fuimaono!

Looking for support with education or employment?

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Get help with applying for apprenticeships, certificates, various employment pathways and training including, construction, business, community services and arts programs

Thrive with Good Vibes

Thrive With Good Vibes

“Thrive with Good Vibes” is your weekly safe space to chat, chill & move your body with #brimbankyouthservices Courtney & Kaitlyn!!

Brimbank Youth Council – Jade Byers

Brimbank Youth Council - Jade Byers

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Jade Byers!

Anzac Day – Lest We Forget

Today we pay honour and tribute to our veterans and service members who have served our country in times of war.

The Ration Challenge

The Ration Challenge

It has never been more important to equip young people with the tools they need to feel empowered to make a difference.

Brimbank Youth Council: Alicia Gec

Brimbank Youth Council: Alicia Gec

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Alicia Gec!

Libraries After Dark

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Brimbank Libraries are open until 10pm on Thursday evenings at Sunshine Library, offering an array of events, programs and workshops to explore and inspire.

Brimbank Youth Council: Sebastian Foliaki

Brimbank Youth Council: Sebastian Foliaki

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Sebastian Foliaki!

Call Out For Lived Experience Advisors!

🙌👉💙 The Royal Children’s Hospital is excited to announce that they are recruiting for Lived Experience Advisors.

SKILLS & CAREERS: YOUR WAY

SKILLS & CAREERS: YOUR WAY

In partnership with Victoria Univeristy Polytechnic! Brimbank City Council is connecting you to skills, training and industry!

Brimbank Youth Council: Gargi Katyare

Brimbank Youth Council: Gargi Katyare

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Council: Gargi Katyare!

Chill Zone Launch – Visy Cares Hub

Chill Zone Launch - Visy Cares Hub

🥳🥳🥳 The VISY Cares Hub is getting a new chill zone out the front!

Reshape Our Future: Youth Forums (YACVIC)

Youth Forum Reshape Our Future - YACVIC

Reshape Our Future youth forums are free, fun and powerful events happening across June 2022

Brimbank Youth Council: Imarsha Pathirana

Brimbank Youth Council Imarsha Pathirana

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Imarsha Pathirana!

Job Opportunity at Keilor Public Golf Course

Keilor Golf Course - Job Opportunity

Keilor Public Golf Course is looking for two pro shop attendants to join our growing team!

Barbershop Program @ The Youth Junction

Barbershop Program The Youth Junction

💈 ✂ Are you interested in one day working in a or opening your own barber shop?

Brimbank Youth Council: Mariam Hussein

Brimbank Youth Council Mariam Hussein

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Mariam Hussein!

BYS visits Copperfield College

Last week, BYS visited @copperfieldcollege’s wonderful Skittles group where the crew painted Jenga blocks in all the colours of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow!

What’s On In The West – April 2022

What's On In The West April 2022

This newsletter contains information about a variety of low cost and free youth-friendly events happening around the Western suburbs.

Brimbank Youth Council: Emily Bui

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Emily Bui!

FYA and YLab Global Online Workshop

FYA and YLab Global Online Workshop

The Foundation for Young Australians and YLab Global are hosting an online workshop about National Youth-Led Disability Advocacy to hear insights and ideas about what needs to change and how.

Brimbank Youth Council: Kara Evangelista

Brimbank Youth Councillor Kara Evangelista

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Kara Evangelista! Read more about this young person here!

Let’s talk about Mental Health – Headspace Sunshine

Let's Talk - Headspace

Let’s Talk about Mental Health: A guide to conversation with our family and carers

Brimbank Youth Council: Binusha Pathirana

Brimbank Youth Council: Binusha Pathirana

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Binusha Pathirana!

Brimbank Youth Council: Vi Nguyen

Brimbank Youth Council: Vi Nguyen

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Vi Nguyen!

March 31st is International Trans Day Of Visibility!

International Transgender Day

The day celebrates the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice!

Brimbank Youth Council: Chelsea Truong

Brimbank Youth Council: Chelsea Truong

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Chelsea Truong!

School Holiday Showbags Ballot Now Open!

Every school holidays, Brimbank Youth Services runs a Showbags Ballot which offers low-cost showbags to young people aged 10 to 17 who live, work, study and/or socialise in the city of Brimbank.

RECENTRE – Art Exhibition

Recentre - Art Exhibition

Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre & Brimbank Youth Services are thrilled to invite you to our youth art exhibition – RECENTRE

Jobs in Leisure – Video Recording

Brimbank Leisure Centre - We're Hiring!

We’re looking for passionate and community focused people to join our Leisure Centres team at the brand new Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre in 2022.

‘Jobs in Leisure’ Workshop

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The Brimbank Youth Services team supported Brimbank Leisure to deliver the ‘Jobs in Leisure’ workshop for young people 16-25 who are seeking employment.

Brimbank Youth Council 2022: Allyza Catapang

It’s with great pleasure to introduce your 2022 Brimbank Youth Councillor Allyza Catapang!

Get ready to meet the Brimbank Youth Council of 2022!!

Meet Your Brimbank Youth Councillors

Get ready to meet the Brimbank Youth Council of 2022 consisting of 15 young, motivated and inspiring individuals!

4-Bin System – Online Zoom Session

Young people are invited to discuss the 4-bin system that Council is proposing to introduce.

BYS visits St Albans Secondary College

Last week BYS staff members Mariah & Courtney visited St Albans Secondary College where they played ‘act of kindness pong’.

Cultural Diversity week (Saturday 19 March – Sunday 27 March 2022)

Cultural Diversity week (Saturday 19 March – Sunday 27 March 2022) is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration featuring a week long program of festivals and events.

‘Jobs In Leisure’ Information Session

We seek people with community-first values who want to make Brimbank an even better place to live and work.

Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival 2022

The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival (BWRF) is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, celebrates creativity and diversity, and promotes lifelong learning in Brimbank. There is no charge to attend the 10 day program of workshops, author talks, panel discussions, writing, storytelling and more.

Applications Now Open For Brimbank Youth Council 2022!

Brimbank Youth Council 2022

Applications for Brimbank Youth Council 2022 are now open! Interested in creating change in your local community? Then apply for a role in the Brimbank Youth Council!

The Bold Source Issue #3 is now accepting submissions!

The Bold Source Issue #3 is now accepting submissions, this time in response to the theme “Self-care and Healing”. The Bold Source is a youth-led magazine for young people aged […]

WHAT’S ON IN THE WEST – DECEMBER 2021 / JANUARY 2022

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School holidays fast approaching! The What’s On In The West newsletter has been updated with a list of free and low-cost activities you can check out during the upcoming school holidays!

Local jobs in BRIMBANK!

Brimbank local jobs

Earn and grow your wealth this summer with these #LOCAL job opportunities in #brimbank! Any young people needing assistance with applying, career direction and/or anything in between please contact the #brimbankyouthservices team!

Tuning In To Teens

Tuning In To Teens - Brimbank Youth Services

A free program for parents and carers of young people aged 10 to 18 years old. Our seven-week Tuning in to Teens program teaches parents how to help their teen develop emotional intelligence.

School Holidays Showbags Ballot Now Open!

BYS School Holiday Showbags

The BYS School Holidays Showbags Ballot is back! Complete the ballot survey before 13 December!

Brimbank Jobs For Young People!

Brimbank Jobs

Maybe it’s a side gig that will help you save up for something special! Or maybe you want to change jobs and grow your skills in a new environment. Start here with our list of Brimbank jobs for young people!

Big Summer Read

Big Summer Read 2021 Brimbank

👓📚 📕 📗 Join. Borrow. Play. Win! The #BigSummerRead: a statewide reading challenge for children! The BIG Summer Read is a program aimed to keep you reading all summer long. Register online via Beanstack, at your closest branch, or at one of our launch events to participate.

Trans Awareness Week 2022

It’s Transgender Awareness Week! The weeks help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Celebrating Young Person – Haylee Bissett

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We want to celebrate Hayley Bissett – a remarkable young person in our community who has shown phenomenal progress in her English literacy

My Queer Career in STEM

Join LGBTIQ+ upstanders from Splunk and IBM, Queers in Science and a university provider for an online STEM career info and Q+A event.

Brimbank Local Jobs

Brimbank Local Jobs

Job Seekers SEE BELOW! Help revitalize and grow the local economy with these local job opportunities in the #CITYOFBRIMBANK!

Curious About Covid Information Session

Curious About Covid Information Sessions

A free, online information session where young people with questions about COVID can get them answered directly by a medical professional.

2022 Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival

Calling Local Writers & Storytellers For the 2022 Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival will take place in a multi-mode format 17-26 March 2022.

Brimbank Childrens Week 2021

Brimbank Childrens Week 2021

Brimbank City Council’s Children’s Week celebrations include fun online activities for families and their children to reconnect with new learning opportunities and their community.

Get Active Kids Voucher Program

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KIDS VOUCHER PROGRAM – Helping eligible families cover the cost of getting their kids involved in organised sport and recreation.

#BYCWASTEFREE – Shop til you drop (Sustainably)!

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Sustainable shopping is all about learning how to lower your ‘foodprint’- buying food that is better for people animals & the environment. 

#BYCWASTEFREE – Compost Your Way To A Greener Future!

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Did you know that Victorian households throw out about 250,000 tonnes of food each year. Almost half our household rubbish is food waste!

What’s On In The West – September / October 2021

What’s On In The West is a newsletter containing a list of free and low-cost activities you can check out during the upcoming school holidays!

#BYCWASTEFREE – WASTEFUL THINKING CHAT

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Join Little Litter Project to unpack all things waste and how small steps can make a difference! Register For This NO COST event here.

#BYCWASTEFREE – ‘GOING GREEN’ YOUTH GAMES NIGHT

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The first event of our #BYCwastefree campaign this September is a #GoingGreen GAMES NIGHT with a theme on Sustainability.

Slow Fashion Is The New Black – #BRIMBANKWASTEFREE

Slow Fashion BYCWasteFree

As the world becomes increasingly faster and trends become easily accessible, many things tend to become more harmful despite their popularity and productivity. Fashion is one of those things.

#BYCWASTEFREE – All things Recycling

Check out our ‘All things Recycling’ blog post written by Youth Councillor Emily Bui! You can find the link via our linktree in our bio.

CoHealth – GenZine

GenZine

Check out this awesome publication called GenZine. It’s been created by a group of young people from the western suburbs of Melbourne to promote and raise awareness of gender equity.

The Bold Source Magazine Now Recruiting!

The Bold Source editorial team is open for new recruits for their third issue! If you like writing, editing, drawing or simply enjoy being creative, get in touch with us!

Young Innovators Program 2021

The Young Innovators Program will support and guide you to develop your idea, with seed funding available at the end of the program for successful innovators.

Wear It Purple Day 2021

Wear It Purple Day 2021

TODAY is Wear it Purple Day! Check out how our team are celebrating this very important day! See how our team are celebrating this day in this short video!

#MEETBYC Thang Phuting

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Thang Phuting!

#MEETBYC Chelsea Truong

Chelsea Truong Brimbank Youth Services

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Chelsea Truong!

#MEETBYC Brooke Joy Moncur

Brooke Joy Moncur Brimbank Youth Services

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Brooke Joy Moncur!

#MEETBYC Candace Colaco

Candace Colaco Brimbank Youth Services

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Candace Colaco!

#MEETBYC Emily Bui

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Emily Bui!

Indigenous Plants of Brimbank

In celebration of #NAIDOC week, we want to share knowledge about the common and recognisable species of Indigenous Plants of Brimbank!

#MEETBYC Emma-Rain Kirifi

Emma-Rain Kirifi Brimbank Youth Services

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to you our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Emma-Rain Kirifi!

Future Connect WestAS Co-design Workshop

Future Connect Co-Design Workshop

Future Connect looking for young people and employers to join our next co-design workshop on Tuesday 10th August from 12:30pm – 3pm.

#MEETBYC Parminder

Parminder Brimbank Youth Council

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Parminder!

Watch The Bold Source Issue 2 Launch Here

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Watch the launch of The Bold Source magazine’s second issue including special guests. This issues focuses on the themes of transformation and metamorphosis.

Victorian Youth Week Interactive Map

Victorian Youth Week 2021

Use the interactive event map to find Victorian Youth Week events happening in your area. Keep checking the map for more event details as they come through!

Youth Week In The West – July 2021

Youth Week In The West July 2021

Victorian Youth Week is a seven-day celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 that happens every year. All events and activities in this publication are for all young people aged 12 to 25 unless otherwise specified.

The Bold Source: Issue 2

The Bold Source Issue 2

The Bold Source magazine is back again with its second issue, this time on transformation and metamorphosis. Join us online July 25 as we explore how transformative the last year has been for young people.

Sneak Peek – The Bold Source: Issue 2 Cover!

The Bold Source Issue 2 launches soon, check out this sneak peek of the new cover here! Don’t forget to RSVP for the ONLINE launch Friday 29 June!

#MEETBYC Maddi Alberty

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Maddi Alberty!

#MEETBYC L’wel Gay Moo

L’wel Gay Moo Brimbank Youth Council

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor L’wel Gay Moo!

#MEETBYC Sarah Law

Sarah Law Brimbank Youth Council

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Sarah Law!

#MEETBYC Thomas O’Reilly

MEETBYC Thomas O'Reilly

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! It’s with great pleasure to introduce to our 2021 Brimbank Youth Councillor Thomas O’Reilly!

Be Bold Festival 2021

Be Bold Festival 2021

Daring to be different – Brimbank’s beloved Be Bold Festival returns with a dynamic program of arts, culture, music and performance by and for our community in Melbourne’s west.

Brimbank Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration featuring a week long program of festivals and events.

Victorian Government: YOUTH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONTENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

YOUTH CORONAVIRUS

Create art or content that encourages COVIDSafe behaviour and get funded between $2,000 – $20,000 for your project

Applications now open for Brimbank Youth Council 2021!

APPLICATIONS FOR BRIMBANK YOUTH COUNCIL 2021 ARE NOW OPEN! As a Brimbank Youth Council member, you will have the opportunity to grow your skills, network and build meaningful connections within your community!

Sexual Health Summer Webinar

Sexual Health Summer Webinar

This January, join Brimbank Youth Services and Women’s Health West to learn, investigate and ask questions during our Sexual Health Summer.

Connecting With Others

Connecting With Others

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions we have really heard about the importance of staying connected with others- family members, friends, colleagues or peers. Read more to find out why keeping connected is always so important and how you can do that without meeting face to face.

School Holiday Mental Health And Wellbeing Support

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

After a year including bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, students may need more mental health support than usual over the school holidays.

What’s On At Home? December 2020 Edition

What On In The West - Brimbank Youth Services

To follow government instructions to stay at home and self-isolate, we have created a newsletter containing information about a range of free and low-cost activities and resources that young people and their families can access from home.

#meettheorganisation – Brimbank Youth Services (Wellbeing & Belonging Team)

MeetTheOrganisation - Brimbank Youth Services - Brimbank Youth Services

We conclude our #meettheorganisation campaign with Brimbank Youth Services (Wellbeing & Belonging Team)! We caught up with the team and asked them a few questions.

#meettheorganisation – Headspace

MeetTheOrganisation - Brimbank Youth Services - Headspace

Over the next few days we will be introducing you to a range of local organisations that provide different services for young people in Brimbank. We continue our #meettheorganisation campaign with Headspace! We caught up with the organisation and asked them a few questions.

#meettheorganisation – Charis Mentoring

MeetTheOrganisation - Brimbank Youth Services - Charis Mentoring

Over the next few days we will be introducing you to a range of local organisations that provide different services for young people in Brimbank. We continue our #meettheorganisation campaign with Charis Mentoring! We caught up with the organisation and asked them a few questions.

#meettheorganisation – The Salvation Army

MeetTheOrganisation - Brimbank Youth Services - Salvation Army Employment Plus

Over the next few days we will be introducing you to a range of local organisations that provide different services for young people in Brimbank. We start our #meettheorganisation campaign with The Salvation Army Australia! We caught up with the organisation and asked them a few questions.

Balancing Life – BYC Brooke Moncur

Self-Care Tips

Check out this article put together by BYC Brooke Moncur on methods she uses to keep a balanced personal life and work/school life.

Mindfulness – BYC Thomas O’Reilly

Self-Care Tips

During these difficult times in isolation, it is important that we continue to maintain our mental health. One way we can do this is by being mindful, which means to be aware of our present thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Youth Week In The West

Youth Week 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Youth Week events in Victoria had to be cancelled. The good news is that Youth Week 2020 has been rescheduled to happen this November – with all events and activities happening online!

Support Services For Indigenous Australians

Going through a tough time and in need of support? You can contact Brimbank Youth Services or check out this list of trusted youth support services.

#brimbankyouth Video Campaign

The #BrimbankYouth campaign is a project that aims to capture the voices, positivity and resilience of our local young people through short video clips that give a snapshot of their day-to-day lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to connect with friends during lockdown – BYC Jade Hansper

Self-Care Tips

Both during and post lockdown it’s so important to support each other, because things aren’t really “normal” and we might not realise it but our friends may be feeling blue or struggling to adapt to the changes.

Books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Indigenous Australian Literature

To celebrate NAIDOC, we have compiled a list of Indigenous Australian Literature For Young People!

What exactly is self-care? – BYC Sarah Law

Self-Care Tips

We hear this word all the time, and for most people it evokes images of face masks and spa days. Don’t get me wrong, that is 100% a form of self-care, but I believe that there is so much more to it than we realise!

Young Indigenous Australian Artists

Young Indigenous Australian Artists

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020, we are highlighting these incredible young Indigenous Australian artists.

Who are the Traditional Owners of Brimbank?

NAIDOC Brimbank

Brimbank has a rich Indigenous history and we acknowledge the Kulin nation of peoples as the traditional owners of the land and the Indigenous community’s right to self –determination.

NAIDOC Week begins TODAY!

NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It is celebrated across Australia by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian’s.

What’s On At Home? September 2020 Edition

What's On At Home September 2020

To follow government instructions to stay at home and self-isolate, we have created a newsletter containing information about a range of free and low-cost activities and resources that young people and their families can access from home.

Study Support In Brimbank

Study Support Brimbank

We understand that studying can at times get challenging! We understand that VCE / VET/ VCAL, Secondary and Primary students now more than ever need support! This is why we have created this latest Study Support brochure of services currently offered across Brimbank!

The Bold Source Issue 2: Submission Call Out!

The Bold Source Issue 2

Are you a young person aged 10-25 years who’s connected to the city of Brimbank? The Bold Source wants to hear from you!

Brimbank Live – Community Radio

Brimbank LIVE

BRIMBANK Live is on every Friday from August 28 – December 17! Listen live or on demand via our podcasts. Produced and presented by young people for everyone!

Youth Health and Wellbeing

Youth Health And Wellbeing Brimbank Youth

This year has been tough for young people in Brimbank. COVID-19 has completely changed how we live, connect and thrive. As a young person, or a parent of a young person, it’s really important to know what services are out there to support you when you need it. Join us in an online webinar on 17 September to hear about ways to support your mental health, your legal rights and responsibilities, and staying engaged with school.

2020 Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival

Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival 2020

The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, storytelling, celebrates creativity and diversity, and promotes lifelong learning. There is no charge to attend these online events.

Brimbank Community Recovery Grants

Brimbank Council is offering one-off Community Recovery Grants to support new, or the expansion of existing, innovative community-led and community-based initiatives that contribute to the community’s COVID-19 recovery and strengthen resilience.

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Brimbank Local Jobs 002

Would you like to work closer to home? We have compiled a list of local jobs within Brimbank Council and sorrounding suburbs.

Community Information Sessions: COVID-19

Brimbank City Council will be delivering a series of information sessions to update and engage our community during COVID-19.

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Brimbank Local Jobs

On the job hunt? We understand it may be difficult right now but perseverance is key! You might also be interested in our LOCAL JOBS list below!
If you or someone you know aged 15 – 25 requires assistance with applying for a jobs please feel free to contact Brimbank Youth Services team!

Brimbank Community Health and Wellbeing Survey

Brimbank Community Health And Wellbeing Survey

Brimbank Council is inviting residents to participate in a new health and wellbeing survey to assess the lifestyle and behavioural impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across our community.

L2P – Towing

L2P - Towing

First time towing? It can be tough. Everything seems normal going forward, until you break and the trailer starts to push you from behind. And reversing? The first time I towed a trailer I only drove it forwards and took it off the car to turn around.

Help name your new health and wellbeing hub!

Help name your new health and wellbeing hub

We are pleased to advise that Brimbank City Council recently resolved to build a new Health & Wellbeing centre to replace the old and tired St Albans Leisure Centre, located at 90 Taylors Rd, Keilor Downs.

Baby Steps: Healthy Relationships

Baby Steps: Healthy Relationships

Are you a young first time parent? Do you have questions about caring for you bub?
Stress less, we have teamed up with local midwife Bianca to help prepare weekly tips you can follow to become the best parent you can be!

Brimbank Youth Strategy 2020-24

Brimbank Youth Strategy 2020-2024

Brimbank City Council’s Brimbank Youth Strategy 2020-24 addresses the needs of young people aged 10 to 25 rears, who live, study, socialise or work in Brimbank. The Strategy recognises the key role young people play in shaping our communities and society now and into the future.

Albert – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Albert

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Albert, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Nyawir – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Nyawir

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Nyawir, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Brooke – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Brooke

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Brooke, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Rianne – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Rianne

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Rianne, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Amelie – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Amelie

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Amelie, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Baby Steps: Helping Babies Sleep & Settle!

Baby Steps - Sleep & Settle

Are you a young first time parent? Do you have questions about caring for you bub?
Stress less, we have teamed up with local midwife Bianca to help prepare weekly tips you can follow to become the best parent you can be!

Tluang – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Tluang

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Tluang, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

L2P – Insurance And The Lowdown Of The Legals

L2P Insurance & Legal Lowdown

Having a licence and being on the road are tickets to certain kinds of freedom, but they also come with some responsibilities and it’s good to know how to be prepared for the legal expectations that may be coming your way.

Brimbank Youth Council Update: 003

Brimbank Youth Council Update 002

Jade a member of Brimbank Youth Council updates us on what they’re working on.

Maddi – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

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🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Maddi, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Jade – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Jade

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Jade, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Sarah – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Sarah

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Sarah, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Community Wellbeing – Cooking With Jessica & Julian

Brimbank Youth Services community and wellbeing

Mentally stressed? Seeking clarity and peacefulness? Join Jessica and Julian from the Brimbank Youth Services team as they show us how to make pancakes and share tips on how to maintain a positive state of well being!

Be Part Of The #BRIMBANKYOUTH Video Campaign!

BrimbankYouth Video Campaign

The #BrimbankYouth campaign is a project that aims to capture the voices, positivity and resilience of our local young people through short video clips that give a snapshot of their day-to-day lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bold Source: Issue 1 Advocacy

The Bold Source: Issue 001

Welcome to the first ever issue of The Bold Source! We, the editors, are thrilled to present this magazine to you. What makes this magazine so special is that it led, curated and designed by creative young people in the City Of Brimbank.

Thomas – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Thomas

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Thomas, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Neha – Brimbank Youth Council #MEETBYC

#MEETBYC - Brimbank Youth Councillor - Neha

🤔❓ Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! #MeetBYC Neha, one of the Brimbank Youth Councillors!

Brimbank Youth Council – #MEETBYC

Brimbank Youth Council - #Meetbyc

Did you know that Brimbank has a Youth Council? Now you do! Over the next few weeks, we are running the #MeetBYC campaign!

What’s On At Home? July 2020 Edition

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To follow government instructions to stay at home and self-isolate, we have created a newsletter containing information about a range of free and low-cost activities and resources that young people and their families can access from home.

The Bold Source – Digital Magazine Launch

The Bold Source - Digital Magazine Launch

We warmly invite you to the launch of Brimbank’s first youth magazine The Bold Source!

Baby Steps: Safe Sleeping Steps To Reduce Risk!

Baby Steps - Sleeping Steps To Reduce Risk

Are you a young first time parent? Do you have questions about caring for you bub?
Stress less, we have teamed up with local midwife Bianca to help prepare weekly tips you can follow to become the best parent you can be!

L2P – 5 Day Trips From Melbourne

L2P Best Melbourne Day

L2P Brimbank have put together for you 5 amazing day trips you can take around Melbourne. Don’t forget, when you are out on country roads and highways, take it easy, take plenty of breaks and take your time.

Baby Steps: Literacy, Reading & Stories

Baby Steps: Literacy, Reading & Stories

Are you a young first time parent? Do you have questions about caring for you bub?
Stress less, we have teamed up with local midwife Bianca to help prepare weekly tips you can follow to become the best parent you can be!

Brimbank Youth Council Update: 002

Brimbank Youth Council Update 002

Thomas a member of Brimbank Youth Council updates us on what they’re working on!

L2P – The Ultimate Guide To Car Sharing

L2P - Car Share

The Brimbank L2P driving program team shares insight, information and clears up the questions sourrounding the use of Car Sharing. From Goget, Flexicar and more.

L2P – Car Maintenance

L2P - Under The Hood

To get some expert advice on how we can take good care of our car (and hopefully save us a bunch of $$) we caught up with Bruce, an L2P Mentor and real-life mechanic.

Baby Steps: Introducing Solids For Your Baby

Baby Steps: Introducing Solids For Your Baby

Are you a young first time parent? Do you have questions about caring for you bub?
Stress less, we have teamed up with local midwife Bianca to help prepare weekly tips you can follow to become the best parent you can be!

‘Have Your Say – Community Safety’

Have Your Say

Every member of the community plays a role in promoting a safe community. The draft strategy focuses on Council’s role and where Council can have the greatest impact on improving [...]

L2P – Different Licences Available

L2P Brimbank - Different Liscences

So there’s car licences, but what else can I drive?

Star Weekly Feature: Project BrIMPACT

Thanks Brimbank & North West Star Weekly for mentioning the new council initiative called Project BrIMPACT! The program helps local businesses recruit and retain more young people facing barriers to employment.

L2P – Buying Your First Car

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L2P – Buying your first car can be daunting. Do you go for your dream car, or something basic to get you going?

Meet Vaughn – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet VAUGHN as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet Saana – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

10 Young People Of Brimbank - Saana

Meet SAANA as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet Joanna – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet JOANNA as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Brimbank Youth Council Update: 001

Brimbank Youth Council Update 001

Sarah a member of Brimbank Youth Council updates us on what they’re working on.

Meet Julianne – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet JULIANNE as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet Eangano – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

EANGANO

Meet EANGANO as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

What’s On At Home? April 2020 Edition

To follow government instructions to stay at home and self-isolate, we have created a newsletter containing information about a range of free and low-cost activities and resources that young people and their families can access from home.

Meet DEVIKA – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet DEVIKA as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet CHRISTOPHER – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet CHRISTOPHER as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet MAIMA – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

10 Young People Of Brimbank - Maima

Meet MAIMA as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet LILY – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

Meet LILY as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

Meet TRANG – 10 Young People Of Brimbank!

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Meet TRANG as part of our BRIMBANK YOUTH WEEK celebrations – we are highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals from our community.

10 Young People Of Brimbank!

10 Young People Of Brimbank!

In Brimbank, we’re celebrating YOUTH WEEK by highlighting the uniqueness, talents and creativity of 10 young individuals in our community. Find out who they are by checking out our Instagram Page @brimbankyouth

COVID-19 Service Changes

Brimbank Youth Services Update

Council is monitoring ongoing developments about the spread of the coronavirus. We’ll continue to update you about any further changes.

Brimbank Youth Week 2019

Brimbank Youth Week

Victorian Youth Week is a week long celebration of young people aged 12-25 fiilled with great things to do, activities and workshops!

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