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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Youth voice opportunities
  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs

Youth voice opportunities

  • Western Health is hosting an opportunity to amplify stories from diverse young people living in the west on quitting vaping journey in an effort to empower others to quit too.  In partnership with Quit we’re looking for five young people to share their stories. Selected storytellers will receive a $50 voucher.  Apply using the EOI form by Friday 24th May. Flyer

Events and opportunities

  • Brimbank’s St Albans Library is hosting an after-hours Loud in the Library event on Monday May 27th .  DJ Shalom will be providing the tunes for the evening and that we will be also be providing a safe place for young people to hang out listen to music, play on the PS4 and Nintendo’s for the night.  Flyer
  • Brimbank Council is hosting a range of events during Men’s Health Week on 11-16 June.  On Thursday the 13th  the main event is being held from 11-2 at Westvale Community Centre with former AFL footballer Majak Daw speaking about mental health, and cultural diversity and inclusion.  Program Flyer
  • OzChild, in running their Youth Drop-in Centre in Errington Reserve again! Great opportunity for the youth to come, chill and hangout with us. Whether you’re in need of some positive energy or just want to have a great time, this is a place to be. Every fortnight on Thursday. Flyer
  • Brimbank Council is lighting up Errington Reserve to help the Brimbank community be active over winter. Everyone is eligible to make use of the space, so grab a ball, bat or buddy and have fun under the lights at Errington Reserve in St Albans, every Friday and Sunday between Sunday 7 April – Sunday 29 September. Flyer


  • Youth Project’s Transition to Work program provides tailored training and guidance to equip young individuals with essential skills and knowledge, fostering job readiness through practical skill development. Once signed up to the program, the young person is assigned a Youth Coach where they work together to gain the skills and confidence required to obtain sustainable employment. Young people aged between 15-24 and are Australian citizen or hold an visa are eligible. Contact Charlene at for more information.
  • Good Shepherd delivers Building Blocks, a free, facilitated, weekly, and social playgroup for young parents up to 25 years old and their preschool children aged 0-5 years. The playgroup runs weekly within school terms. Every week they have a fun activity that encourages language development, reading time, free play, and a healthy morning tea. They run regular excursions (to the zoo, aquarium, play centres, swimming pool- all free) and have guest speakers each term to speak on topics the parents want. They also provide parenting support and referrals to any supports the parents or children need.
    Open to referrals from professionals and self-referrals.  More info here. Flyer
  • Multicultural Health Support Services (MHSS) offers sexual and reproductive health information session to migrant and refugee communities, including International Students. Anyone is eligible to participate and there are no deadlines. The service is completely free, and the dates and venues can be flexible as per the participants/ community groups’ requests. We cover range of information like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Health, HIV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, Navigating Australian Healthcare System, and also Healthy Relationships and Consent. Participants can contact us through my email address:, or mobile number 0476110674.
  • The Art Room, an independent art school in Footscray, are introducing Young Adult Studio classes into their program this year for motivated, passionate individuals aged 15-18.
  • Brimbank’s West Sunshine Community Centre is hosting a range of programs and activities for young people in Term 2, including homework clubs (6-12 year olds), basketball program (12-16 year olds) and more! Program flyer.
  • CMY is offering One to One Mentoring for young people of refugee background, where they match volunteer mentors to provide guidance to young people for 1 year with a broad range of supports, including settlement support, homework, education and career pathways, improving English and more. This is for Young people of refugee background aged 14-25 who live work or study in Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Yarra, Darebin areas. Referrals are accepted throughout the year, contact Gabrielle Orosz, Program Coordinator at if interested.
  • EdConnect is a charity seeking volunteers to assist in a school breakfast club at a local high school in Sydenham area. More information and apply here.
  • IPC Health & Brimbank Council are running Women’s Gym Classes at Sunshine Leisure Centre on Sundays between 3:45-5:00pm. The program is aimed to enhance physical activity and promote health and well-being among this population group. Flyer
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House is offering a DJ come-and-try workshop this upcoming school holidays for young people aged 13 and up in Brimbank! Express interest here and contact Jon at for any questions.
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House is running a range of different programs for the community:
    • Beginner hip-hop dance classes for young people aged 13-18 interested in dance, looking for after school activity. Held Wednesdays 4PM-5PM during school term. Register here. Flyer
    • Young @ Heart program is an opportunity for young people aged 15-24 to be paid to upskill seniors on how to use their phones, tablets, and apps. Register here. Flyer
    • Free Maths & English tutoring – Get assistance with your school work from an experienced tutor. Suitable for VCE Maths (General, Methods & Specialist), Year 7-10 Maths and Year 7-10 English. Every Friday during school term, 4PM-5PM. Register here.
  • Brimbank Youth Services delivers the free 7 week Tuning in to Teens program for parent/carers (with a child/children aged 10-18 yrs) in Brimbank, aiming to increase parent-child connection by improving emotional communication within the family. Parents can register their interest for our next program via our website –


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