What you need to know
Online and Remote programs
Moonee Valley City Council services as @ 21 July 2020
The Clocktower is bringing a range of performing arts programs and events online that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
From music performances right through to children's programs, there will be something that everyone can take part in, in a COVID-safe way.
Incinerator Gallery is your community gallery located by the scenic Maribyrnong River. Our exhibition program features diverse and engaging solo and group exhibitions by local and national artists, which will delight and challenge our audiences as we explore new and fresh perspectives on contemporary art and life.
To explore our current and upcoming exhibition program visit our website. Incinerator exhibition entry is free.
Moonee Valley Libraries offer a variety of online author talks and workshops, with new events added regularly.
Active You is a year-round program that provides free access to a range of activities, programs and opportunities to get active and be healthy. Since launching in 2019, our community have enjoyed running and walking groups, free indoor and outdoor fitness classes, informative seminars, school holiday activities and activities for older residents.
Moonee Valley’s Valley Youth team continue to work with young people to deliver a number of support services and programs across the City of Moonee Valley. For further information check out our Valley Youth website: https://valleyyouth.org.au but some relevant services, programs or activities are detailed in the table below.
One on one support
Providing short term response and ongoing individual support as well as referral and pathway support where appropriate. This includes support with things like; mental health and wellbeing, education support, looking for work, financial stress, housing, or family and peer relationships. This service is free and we encourage residents in the FHE to access this support by self-referral, or referring a friend or family member
Youth Committee and Programs
Valley Youth also support the following youth groups:
- Young People’s Committee – a monthly leadership committee
- FReeZA – a committee running arts and music events for young people
- Rainbow Valley – a safe and welcoming space for same-sex attracted, queer, bisexual, intersex, transgender, asexual, gender diverse, questioning or curious young people to come together and be supported.
The Welcoming Neighbourhoods team works with community members to support Moonee Valley’s 13 neighbourhoods to thrive. The team deliver programs and services to support and enhance the resilience, connection and health & wellbeing of the community, particularly with high priority communities and areas of high disadvantage.
Join Hadia and Jemma online for fun and creative activities for toddlers. From art to cooking to storytelling, Toddler Playtime videos are uploaded twice a week onto our closed Facebook group for bubs and their parents to follow along at their own pace in a welcoming online community setting.
Videos usually live on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and remain accessible online afterwards.
For more details on how to join this private Facebook group, please contact Jemma on firstname.lastname@example.org
Connects talented young people and women living on Flemington Housing Estate with employment opportunities, through direct recruitment, social procurement, work experience, micro-enterprise development and community-driven employment initiatives.
If you or someone you know are interested, please contact email@example.com
Let’s Play! with Jemma
This online program provides different weekly creative activities for families to do with their little children at home – specifically targeted to ages 0-5 years old. Activities include making rainbows with paint, making animal puppets, going on a treasure hunt etc.
Mondays at 12pm (weekly)
- Join us by clicking here
- If you have any questions regarding the Flemington Community Centre’s program, please contact the Centre at 8325 1800.
Wellness Series with Chantelle
Tuesday Wellness Series is by our Yoga & Meditation instructor Chantelle. Chantelle has been providing online yoga and meditation videos every week since end of March – the aim of these weekly videos are to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of our community members during these challenging times.
Tuesdays at 12pm (weekly)
Gentle Exercise in Isolation with Brenda
Every week Brenda provides a video which is gets you motivated and moving with easy movements which are very gentle on your body. Brenda will be showcasing weekly exercises which you can do in a small space in your own environment
Wednesdays at 12pm (weekly)
B Minor Music Class with Bree
Bree's videos include simple instructional guidance encouraging families to make musical instruments and props that she uses during her B Minor Music sessions.
She encourages families to do this by using things that they can find around the home and follows up with a song that includes the instruments or props that she has instructed people to make.
B Minor Music videos facilitate a growth in all areas of development through creation and musical experiences and most of all encourages a love for music in a fun way.
Thursdays at 12pm (weekly)
The Acts of Kindness Project
Free weekly online workshops for community members to attend or even host! Each workshop will teach you a new skill: from learning to keep your house plants happy to creative writing.
Thursdays at 6:15pm (for a limited time)
- To find out more, please visit our website
Card making class with Katie
Creative Card Making Class at Flemington Community Centre moved online from Term Two 2020. Each week a couple of card samples are shared online with step-by-step instructions included for community members to try. Aim of this online craft program is to keep community members connected and crafting during isolation.
Fridays at 12pm (weekly)
Family Services Information, Referral and Advice Service
- Entry point for Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services in Moonee Valley.
- Our team build relationships with families to enhance the education, health and wellbeing of their children. We provide case work and link families with relevant support services in their local community.
Supported Playgroup A safe and friendly place for you and your child to have fun, learn and play while sharing parenting tips and support
Supported Playgroups are continuing to run on the Zoom platform each week. Individual support is also being provided to families as required.
Maternal and Child Health
Council’s Maternal and Child Health is a free universal primary health service available for all Victoria families with children from birth to school age.
Council is also running a specific program for families living on the Flemington Housing Estate.
Council also runs a Breastfeeding support service and New parent groups. Both are currently delivered online.
- All families with children from birth to school age have access to Maternal and Child Health services delivered as part of the alternative model of service during COVID-19.
- To book or change an appointment and find out what services are available to your family, call 9243 1895.
- Priority face-to-face appointments will be offered to all families with infants four months and under, Aboriginal infants and children with additional needs.
Access & Inclusion
Carers Health & Wellbeing Exercise Program
Weekly exercise and wellness classes for carers onsite or via Zoom.
- Wednesday – Chair Yoga and Meditation
9.30am via Zoom
- Thursday - Relax-ercising
(Yoga, Pilates and Strength Training)
6pm – 7pm at Kellaway Neighbourhood Centre or via Zoom
Exercise classes for older adults run weekly via Zoom:
- Monday - Strength Training
11.00am to 11.30am
- Tuesday - Pilates
9.30am to 10.00am
- Thursday - Strength Training
9.30am to 10.00am
- Friday - Yoga
10am to 10.30am