Programs We Run

We offer a range of programs that can help you find work, with your education, express yourself creatively, learn new skills, make connections and have a say about things that are important to you and your friends.

Do you love to game?

GG! (Good Game) @ The Hub is a free weekly after school club that connects young gamers between the ages of 12  - 17 to their local gaming community, in a friendly and supportive space.

With an ever-changing mix of interactive multiplayer console games, table top arcade and board games, players can experience a wide range of games they’ve not played before, and introduce new friends to some of their old favourites!

For more information or to sign-up, visit us at The Hub or register online.

Details:
When: Every Thursday (during school terms), 4pm – 6pm
Location: The Hub, Northland Shopping Centre, Preston
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8491
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: DarebinYouthServices

Work with artist-mentors on photography, music and movie making, coding, robotics, creative writing, performance art, animation and more!

Create @ The Hub is a free weekly after school club that supports young people to develop creative, technology and enterprise skills in a fun and social space.

Weekly workshops include:

  • Stop Motion Animation for Social Media
  • Visual Art
  • Spoken Word - Writing and Performance
  • Sound and Music Production
  • Movie Making for YouTube
  • Robotics, VR and Coding
  • Craft for Fashion
  • Fashion Photography
  • Graphic Design and T-shirt printing

For more information or to sign-up, visit us at The Hub or register online.

Details:
When: Every Tuesday (during school terms), 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Location: The Hub, Northland Shopping Centre, Preston
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8491
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: DarebinYouthServices

Calling all bands, producers, singer-songwriters, film-makers and creatives under 25!

Decibels Indie is an inclusive dynamic space which supports young emerging artists to develop the networks and connections needed to become independent artists.

With access to professional music facilities and equipment, including the Decibels recording studio, participants receive professional mentoring, specialised workshops and project funds of up to $1,000.

To apply, tell us about your music or creative project that you are wanting to get off the ground including but not limited to recording an EP of original songs, creating a film clip or video, getting a band together, organising a special event and various marketing initiatives.

Applications are judged on potential, enthusiasm and how well the project is thought out; not how developed, good or popular a band/act is right now. Applications are assessed for intake 4-5 times a year.

Artist Application Form

Details:
Tuesdays, 4 - 6pm during the school term, with recordings often scheduled for the school holidays.

Location: 
Decibels Youth Music Centre, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8003
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook/DecibelsYouthMusic

Want to get a job? Don’t know where to start?

First Step is designed to help you build your confidence and skills to get your first job. We provide one-on-one support to help you get ready for work, put together applications, resumes and cover letters, practice interviews and dealing with nerves. You will also hear first about job opportunities available at Northland Shopping Centre.

No need to register – just turn up!

Details:
Every Thursday (during school term), 4 - 6.30pm

Location: The Hub, Northland Shopping Centre, Preston
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8491
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DarebinYouthServices

 

 

A free music program for songwriters and bands in the recording studio!

Ever wanted to record a song, or see what it’s like in a professional recording studio? First Take Sessions are a chance for individuals or groups to get a free and low-key introduction to the recording process, and a recording to take home! Individuals get a two-hour introductory session in the studio, while young bands ready to record a song are eligible for a four-hour recording session.

Details:
Contact us to book a time!

Location: 

Decibels Youth Music Centre, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8005
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DecibelsYouthMusic


Want to plan and run live music and other cultural events?

Join the Darebin FReeZA committee (dB Productions) and be part of staging some of Darebin City Council’s major live music and culture events. Committee members take the lead on all things event management from organising budgets, promotions and artists to being hands-on with sounds, lights, front of house, media and much more. What a great way to build up your event management experience!

Other opportunities throughout the year include FReeZA Summits, special workshops and excursions. All FReeZa events are fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke free.

Freeza Application Form 

When: 
Every Wednesday (during school term), 4 - 6pm

Location: 
Decibels Youth Music Centre, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
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Contact us:

Phone: 8470 8005
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DecibelsYouthMusic

Looking for a Homework Club for upper primary and secondary school students?

Reservoir Homework Club is a weekly afterschool program run in partnership with Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre. The program provides educational support to both upper-primary and secondary school students aged 11 – 18 from newly emerging communities. The program is supported by up to 10 volunteers and can offer support in a range of subjects.

When: 
Every Wednesday (during school term), 5.30 - 7pm

Location:
Level 1, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
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Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8491
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DarebinYouthServices



Are you an aspiring rapper, freestyler or beat-maker?

People come to ReZonate for different reasons – to record their raps in the studio, to freestyle with the group, to collaborate on writing and producing tracks or to get some help getting their heads around software like Ableton Live. Everyone comes along to see what others in the group have been writing and producing, and to be part of a really interesting community of young musicians, rappers and producers. No need to register, just drop in on a Thursday afternoon by yourself or with some mates.

When: 
Every Thursday (during school term), 4 - 7pm

Location:
Decibels Youth Music Centre, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Get Directions

Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8005
Email: youthmusic@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DecibelsYouthMusic

A space for young women, gender diverse, trans and non-binary youth to connect while learning play in a band or create and record music using computers.

Turn Up is a fun, safe space where you can learn how to play an instrument, sing, rap, start a band and gain music industry, media and event skills from experienced musicians. Other opportunities throughout the year include school holiday and weekend workshops.

When: 
Every Monday (during school term), 4 - 6pm

Location: 
Decibels Youth Music Centre, Reservoir Community and Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Get Directions

Contact us:
Phone: 8470 8491
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook/DarebinYouthServices