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Service Updates

We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to knox.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

What's On for Young People in Knox

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Kids Kreative

Mad About Science will be hosting two virtual School Holiday Science Workshops, live-streamed to the Knox Arts and Events Facebook page.

On Wednesday, 1 July at 4:30 pm, kids can learn about chemistry through everyday items found in the kitchen, from explosive chemical reactions to mesmerising physical changes.

Follow Knox Arts and Events on Facebook and Instagram Knox Arts & Events to enjoy all of these exciting online activities.


Knox Factor 2020

Knox Factor 2020

Knox Factor is a talent competition for aspiring vocalists from 5 years to 25 years of age, who either live, study, work or play within Knox.

Unlike other years, this year each contestant will be assigned an experienced mentor, to support and guide them through each round of the competition.

Applications close at midnight on 9 August 2020.

For complete details, application information and T's & C's visit Knox Factor 2020

And follow Knox Arts and Events on Facebook and Instagram at Knox Arts & Events.

IMPORTANT: Knox Factor will operate strictly alongside Covid-19 regulations as either live events or live recordings, depending on the current restrictions.

Volunteering

Volunteering for Knox
Volunteering is a great way to become involved in your local Knox community. Being a volunteer can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience that can enhance your life and the well-being of the whole community.


Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering. Volunteering Victoria has a singular and specialised focus on volunteering. They see their role as leading the development of a collaborative, sustainable, thriving volunteering community and movement in Victoria. They promote and build a vibrant, strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected and sustainable.

Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre


Courses available for studying, fun, social, business, rooms for hire.
Visit RNLC

Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre


School Holiday programs, activities, events and classes available.
For more information contact the centre on 9758 9180 or visit Ferntree Gully Community Arts Centre

Knox Community Arts Centre


School Holiday programs, activities, events and classes available.
For more information contact the centre on 9729 7287 or visit Knox Community Arts Centre

FReeZA

FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12-25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events.

FReeZA attracts over 140,000 young people each year to events that take place in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues across the Victoria.

The Victorian Government supports the FReeZA program and is committed to providing opportunities for young people aged 12-25 to participate in this innovative youth development program.

For more information on FReeZA, including upcoming gigs, dance parties, cultural events and more visit FReeZA

Skate and BMX Park Programs

Knox Skate and BMX Park in Knoxfield

Simply Skateboarding in partnership with Knox City Council offers regular skate and BMX programs at Knox Skate & BMX Park.

Knox Skate & BMX Park is located at the corner Ferntree Gully Road and Gilbert Park Drive, Knoxfield. Parking is available off Forbes Close (Melway Ref: 73 B6).

Youth Central

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative for young people aged 12-25. The site continues to be the premier website for young people and the Victorian Government.

Youth Central website offers a range of information and advice in regards to:

  • how to find employment and specific information around gaining employment
  • relationships matters
  • travel
  • money matters
  • courses you can study
  • competitions
  • latest releases in movies
  • CDs and games, and
  • many other events

Youth Central also offers information and opportunities for young people to participate in their local communities.

Log onto Youth Central to get involved in groups, forums, events and competitions and assistance including jobs and careers, resume writing, study tips and lots more!

Relationships website for young people (secondary school age)

Young Victorians attending secondary school have a website exclusively focused on relationships called Love; the good, the bad and the ugly

It is based on young people’s stories about modern relationships and covers topics like - Am I ready for sex?; Should I be friends with my ex?; Online dating tips, how to ask someone out, or how to end it when the relationship isn’t working.

The website is an initiative of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) and VicHealth, through the Partners in Prevention program with the aim of preventing violence against women.

The site tackles many difficult issues and does not shy away from providing straight ahead advice on such things as; digital age issues, friends with benefits issues and relationships with older people.

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