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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

Community Training Program

The Knox City Council Community Training is a series of free workshops presented over the year for individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for profit organisations in Knox who provide activities, programs and services in Knox.

If you are a volunteer, work for a not-for-profit community group or are interested in starting or joining a group, such as a local club or committee this program will be suitable for you.

The workshops provide opportunities for individuals and volunteers of local not-for profit community groups to build their capacity and develop new skills, as well as meet and network with other community groups throughout Knox.

Until further notice, workshops will be held online via Zoom. If you have registered for a workshop you will receive instructions, closer to the date, to participate online.

Places are limited so bookings are essential!


Grant Programs @ Knox

Grant Programs

Facilitator: Knox City Council, Community Partnerships team

Knox City Council has several grant programs which may be able to assist your organisation, group or club. The Community Partnerships Team can speak to you about which grant program will best meet the needs of your organisation, group or club. This can be done via telephone or we can arrange a Zoom appointment. Please contact the Community Partnerships Team to arrange a time on 9298 8000 or email cdf@knox.vic.gov.au

Please note: The submission period for the 2020-21 Community Development Fund is now open and closes at 5pm on 22 June 2020


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Event Sessions

Events in Knox - The New Event Permit

Facilitator: Knox City Council, Arts and Cultural Services team


A more in depth look at the new Event Permit applicable from July 2020, and the various compliances that will apply. This session will be most beneficial for community groups, clubs and not-for-profit organisations that have planned events in Knox before, or new organisers seeking more information on the Event Permit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction to the New Events Permit
  • How the Permit will affect existing events in Knox
  • Permit conditions and compliance requirements
  • How to register your event and obtain the Event Permit
  • What support is available to you
  • Industry update and key considerations for event planning during COVID-19 restrictions

Event Details

  • Date Thursday, 4 June 2020
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Address Via Zoom - link to be provided

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What's next? Resurfacing and Revisioning for Recovery for Community Groups

Facilitator: Non Profit Training

As we emerge from lockdown, what have we learnt? How have we changed? Some restrictions are being eased and now is the time to think about what, and how we will emerge with our members and stakeholders during these next stages.

This session will help community groups to consider a plan for moving forward in the next stages. It will help you to think about what you need to reinvent or pivot to ensure the services you offer are relevant and stay relevant for your community. The session will help you to network, talk to others and gathr ideas for reengaging and revisioning your organisation.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Reflection - challenges/barriers we have had to manage and what's new that we will take forward
  • What will resurfacing look like for your organisation
  • Ideas to connect and engage your members and stakeholders
  • Exploring project ideas for moving forward in these next stages
  • Collaborations and networks that will enable our future
  • Tools and digital solutions that can support your group now and into the future
  • Understanding the potential for grants to support your revisioning and recovery

Event Details

  • Date Thursday, 11 June 2020
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Address Via Zoom - link to be provided

Book Now

Safe Food Handling

Sausage Sizzle

Facilitator: Knox City Council, Health Services team

This workshop will be held later in the year. The workshop covers essential safe food handling knowledge. Don’t jeopardise your fundraising activities, or your customers' health! Be prepared. Learn more about safe food preparation and your legal obligations.

Please note this is not a certified food handling course

Please email the Community Partnerships Team at communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au if you would like to be kept informed of future dates.


For more information

Contact the Community Partnerships Team on communitytraining@knox.vic.gov.au or phone 9298 8000. Please advise us of any additional requirements that may assist you in attending.

  • TIS Interpreter 131 450 (ask for 03 9298 8000)
  • Fax 9800 3096
  • Facebook facebook.com/Knoxcouncil
  • TTY If you are deaf or have difficulty with a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service 133 677 (quote ’03 9298 8000’)
  • Other For Speak and Listen, Internet relay, video relay or SMS relay services see relayservice.gov.au

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Adult Learning Centre, Neighbourhood House or Community House - whatever the name, these places are the heart of the Knox community. More recently referred to as Learn Local organisations, the Houses provide a great range of affordable educational, social and recreational activities within a welcoming and supportive environment.

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