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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Youth voice opportunities
  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs
  • Grants
  • Surveys

Youth voice opportunities

  • VicHealth is looking to facilitate a co-design workshop with young people aged 16-25, with the aim of engaging and learning from their lived and living experience. This will ultimately influence a new major 4-year investment in the Neighbourhood and Built System domain with a focus on bettering social cohesion through arts and sports. Young people who live in Victoria with an interest in arts, music, sport, and youth participation are invited to attend a hybrid workshop on 23 July 5-7pm. Participants will receive payment of $50 an hour and free dinner if attending in-person. Selection is finalised on 12 July. Apply here.

Events and opportunities

  • Brimbank Leisure and Youth Services are hosting a youth dance workshop with @iophiphop this NAIDOC Week on Monday 8 July 2-3pm at the Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre. Learn about the importance of dance in Aboriginal culture and blend it with hip-hop, as IOP artists show you and your friends how to bust a move. Young people aged 10-25 are invited to register here for this free event! FLYER
  • Brimbank’s What’s On in the West‘s newsletter is out! Check out the range of school holiday programs available for young people in Melbourne’s West here.
  • CMY Melton/Brimbank are hosting a range of school holiday events, including laser tag, visit to NGV and more. Details to register via FLYER
  • YSAS / PCYC are running two school holiday programs:
    • Free Muay Thai boxing program for young people aged 12-18! Open to all levels on 10 July, 1:30-3pm. FLYER
    • Free boxing and fitness session for young people aged 12-18, including free food. 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.


  • Brimbank’s Annual Community Grants Program offers one-off financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations and incorporated community groups, to deliver projects and activities that benefit our community. This year we have a category for young people to deliver a project, event or program that positively impacts other young people in the Brimbank community. You can apply for up to $10,000 using this online application form: Young People’s Ideas Grants. The grants will close on Sunday 14 July 2024 at 11:59 pm. Click here for more info. FLYER
  • Wear It Purple (the team behind Wear It Purple Day) has opened their grant opportunities for LGBTQIA+ young people who wish to express themselves through art, events and leaderships. They have two Grant opportunities that close 19 August:
    • The Future Me Fund is a grant program designed to empower and uplift LGBTQIA+SB young people aged 18 years old and under. They are offering 5 grants of $1000 to support arts, culture and community based projects created and carried out by young people in this age bracket.
    • The Queer Futures Fund is a grant program designed to empower and uplift LGBTQIA+SB young people aged between 18 to 26 years old. You can apply for a grant up to $15,000 to support an arts, culture and community based project as long as it is for and by LGBTQIA+ youth.


  • Prevention United have just launched Be a Part of the Ripple – Your Voice Matterstheir first ever National Youth Survey. The survey was designed by members of their Youth Advisory Group, to help them better understand the factors impacting young Australians’ mental health, and their opinions on the policy changes and other prevention-focused solutions that would make a difference.  The survey is open to anyone living in Australia aged 16 – 25. It’s completely anonymous, takes around 10 – 15 mins and is open until 16 July.  Participants can enter the draw to win one of five $50 vouchers. All responses will be kept confidential, and the questions are voluntary and can be skipped at any time. Further questions are welcome and can be sent to the researchers at


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