What you need to know

Want to Takeover the media?

Local news

This could be your first step. Entries are now open for the first-ever Takeover Melbourne!

What is Takeover Melbourne you may be asking?

Takeover is a new initiative from the ABC that is calling 15 to 17-year-olds across Melbourne to share a story about their life. Takeover is about giving the voices of young Melburnians a platform to be heard and help them shape the future of our City.

Thirty-two winners (one from each local government area) from across Greater Melbourne will work with ABC producers to have their stories featured on ABC platforms. They also receive an all-expenses-paid place at the Takeover Melbourne Summit (September 14-18), where winners come together to discuss what they want the future of Melbourne to look like and to take their ideas to local and state government politicians.

If you are looking for inspiration check out some of the amazing stories that have been entered on the sister program for regional youth, Heywire.

If you have a story to share or know someone 15-17 that does, submit to the Takeover Competition at https://www.abc.net.au/takeover/

Entries can be in any format including writing, video, photos and audio. Applications close June 26 2020.

Through our Valley Youth team, we know we have some exceptional young people in Moonee Valley and we look forward to seeing their stories come to life.