What you need to know
Online and Remote programs
Moonee Valley City Council services as @ 21 July 2020
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 Consultants project
A project involving young people working with the Valley Youth team to co-design a project responding to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people in Moonee Valley. Project starting soon.
Wellbeing packs for young people to support their mental health and wellbeing while in isolation. The packs can be mailed to you and are designed by young people and you can choose from a range of games, exercise and arts items.
A weekly online outreach program called Yspace for young people to continue to connect socially but also access informal support from youth workers.
Thursdays 5pm-6pm (weekly)
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
- Grassroots group – a group of young people taking action on our changing climate
- 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 email@example.com
Flemington Family Packs
Activity packs for families and their children in collaboration with the Libraries team and Cultivating Community. Book Packs are intended to support learning from home and contain upcycled books that are relevant to the respective age groups requested by families. MY Cooking Packs contain fun activities, recipes, measured out dry ingredients, cooking equipment and links to cooking tutorials.
If you or someone you know are interested in these packs, please get in touch with 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)
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.
Kelly Sports For Children
Kelly Sports provide a range of fun and stimulating programmes that develop children’s fundamental sporting skills in an environment that encourages children to give sport a go.
Chair Yoga classes
Enjoy a Chair Yoga class with Lorraine from Welcoming Wellness. If you are interested or intrigued about the practice of gentle, supported yoga and meditation and the benefits it can bring to you then these classes are for you.
Physio Guided Workout
Whether you have back pain, neck pain, flexibility or mobility issues, our physios at Back In Motion can help resolve your pain and improve the quality of your life.
Take The Stress Out Of Your Day
The Own Your Health Collective introduce a holistic approach to wellbeing to help improve the everyday health, performance and energy of you, your people and your workplace.
Children’s Yoga Class
Sunny Time Yoga is a tailored children's program designed to be part of the curriculum of child care centres and primary schools. In addition to offering our classes for different age groups. These yoga classes are a great way to unwind after a full day of learning.
Maternal and Child Health and Family Services
Council’s Family Services team continue to support children and families across Moonee Valley. For further information please refer to https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/live/my-family/families/family-services/ or phone our Family Services Information, Referral and Advice Line on 0419 874 355
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
Community Coffee Clubs
Weekly phone based social support programs for people with a disability and older adults
- Tuesday 11.00am
- Tuesday 12.30pm
- Wednesday 3.30pm
- Thursday 3.30pm
To register to join a coffee club please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly phone-based trivia sessions for people with a disability and older adults
- Tuesday 2pm
- Wednesday 2pm
- Thursday 2pm
To register to join a coffee club please contact email@example.com
Voices of Moonee Valley
Inclusive choir run weekly via Zoom with Jonathon Welch
11am – 12.30pm
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Program commences Friday 7th of August
60 Second Book Reviews
What are your librarians up to while they're staying at home, you ask? Reading books of course! We've asked our staff members to record a 60-Second Book Review of their current Quarantine Reads.
Baby Rhyme Time
Join our fabulous children's librarians for songs, stories and movement in these gentle and interactive 20 minute sessions for you and baby.
Tuesdays at 10:30am
Read Now Podcast
Avid readers of all ages can tune into our Read Now Podcast with Jenny and Jackie. You can get the latest reading news and suggestions from our book-loving hosts and explore the world of words from wherever you happen to be.
Online Book Chats
If you want to chat further about your current reads, why not join our Online Book Chat? This staff-guided live chat on Facebook focuses on all things books and reading, with a different focus each month.
Miss going to the movies? Then why not join Moonee Valley Libraries Film Discussion Group from the comfort of your own home.
A different film will be discussed online via Zoom on the first Friday of each month between 2pm–3pm.
Bookings required through Eventbrite where movie titles will be listed. All titles are freely available through Kanopy via the library website.
Local History Walk
Our Local History librarians have put together a self-guided history walk along and around Keilor Road. Simply download the PDF and take a stroll back in time.
Book Basalisk youth book club
The Basilisks bookclub is a great place for upper primary school aged youth to talk about books. Get recommendations, share favs and see the libraries new books first.
Online Book Chat
Weekly from Thursday, 13 August, 7pm – 8pm
Join our staff for a guided live chat about books and reading with a different focus each month. Focus this month will be on the SLV Autumn Book Binge theme: "Set in Victoria."
Free, bookings necessary. A link to the program will be emailed to participants 1 hour before the event commences.
Paint like Van Gogh
Online art sessions for young children and the young at heart. All you need is paper, pencils, coloured markers, crayons etc and your enthusiasm.
Be inspired by artists and designers and their creative practice to discuss and exchange ideas, responses and issues. Watch our monthly conversations and join in via our Facebook groups. Connect with creative thinkers past and present to discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture.
Social Justice Art for Teens
Art educator Francine Sculli provides ideas for everyday of the month, using lots of different mediums to make art with a thoughtful twist to raise awareness of issues that are important to young people.
The Incinerator Gallery runs online exhibitions while the gallery space is impacted by COVID-19.
Incinerator Art Award 2020
One of the Gallery’s most anticipated exhibitions of the year is now available to view online. See all 22 works by shortlisted Incinerator Art Award artists, inspired by the theme of art for social change.
And don't forget to vote for your favourite! The artwork with the most votes will receive the $1,000 People’s Choice Award, announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.
For more information and to view the exhibition visit the Incinerator Gallery website.
Fireworks 2020 – Call for Entries
Are you or do you know a young, local artist or designer?
Fireworks is the Incinerator Gallery’s annual VCE art and design award, open to Year 11 and 12 students, who live, work or study in Moonee Valley.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for young student artists and designers to gain exposure and have their art and design works showcased at the Incinerator Gallery. There are also five prizes on offer including:
- The $500 Fireworks Art Award
- The $500 Fireworks Design Award
- The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Art
- The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Design
- The People’s Choice Award $200 Art Supplies Voucher
For more information and to submit your artwork visit the Incinerator Gallery website.
The Clocktower Centre and Black Hole Theatre are delighted to bring you 5, 6, 7 Create - four videos that will amuse and immediately engage your young children in the art of puppetry.
This doesn’t need fancy materials – only simple things you have in the house, like a rag, masking tape, and a bit of glue. Each video focuses on a different material.
Online Residency Program
The Clocktower Centre are calling for local artists, performers and community arts organisations to apply for their first Online Residency Program!
Successful recipients will receive financial support to work in a digital format, in-kind marketing and online exhibition/distribution through the Clocktower’s online channels, as well as support and advice from the performing arts team.
The finished product can take any digital form; from workshops, dramatic presentations and video clips to documentaries, musical performances and Zoom Choirs. Expressions of Interest close Monday 14 September.
Find out more via the Clocktower Centre website.
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