Where You Can Find Us

We have a variety of spaces and places where you can get involved in activities, hang with friends, or speak to someone. You can find us at the Hub in Northland, Decibels Youth Music in Reservoir or in parks and public space around Darebin.

A safe space where young people in Darebin can access services, programs and support.

The Hub @ Northland is a vibrant centre offering programs and services to young people (10 -25 years) who live, work, study or play in the City of Darebin.

We have an education space, a large general-purpose area with colourful break-out spaces, an ultra-modern galley kitchen and a music studio equipped with the latest electronic production technology. Specialist services such as health practitioners, legal services, housing specialists and education and employment providers are also located at The Hub. Contact us for further information about these services and their availability.

What can I do at the Hub?

  • Talk to someone
  • Use our music studio
  • Use our kitchen
  • Find out about local job opportunities
  • Get help with your resume
  • Learn interview skills
  • Get education and employment advice
  • Use the computers and Wi-Fi
  • Learn creative and technology skills
  • Get free legal advice
  • Meet new friends
  • Access support, advice and referrals
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Get help with homework

Details:
The Hub @ Northland is open Tuesday to Friday from 12-5pm and closed on weekends and public holidays. 

We are located at Northland Shopping Centre, 2 – 50 Murray Road, Preston, near the entrance to Best & Less. Get directions.

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

Decibels Youth Music Centre is Darebin’s youth music and arts hub, based upstairs at the Reservoir Community and Learning Centre.

Our facilities:

Our main control room includes a Mac Pro with ProTools, Ableton Live and Logic software which can record up to 24 channels at a time, through great preamps and microphones – come and check it out!

Studio A is set up for band recordings and rehearsals, with a PA, drum-kit, guitars, amplifiers, piano and keyboard. Studio B is a technology and media room, with six computer workstations running audio and video software, all set up with large monitors and midi-keyboards.

Our programs:

We believe in a holistic approach to supporting young artists and producers that includes the facilitation of workshops and the recording and production of original works in a place where young people feel they belong, are free to be themselves and are secure in their identity and culture.

We offer a variety of music, art and technology workshops for all skill levels:

  • ReZonate: A weekly drop in program in electronic and hip-hop based music genres.
  • Decibels Indie: Decibels Indie is an inclusive dynamic space which supports young emerging artists to develop the networks and connections needed to become independent artists.
  • Darebin FReeZA (dB Productions): Learn how to plan and run live music and other cultural events.
  • Turn Up: A space for young women, gender diverse, trans and non-binary youth to connect while learning how to make music, play in a band or create and record music using computers.
  • First Take: A chance for young songwriters and bands to get a taste of recording.

Where to find us:
Decibels Youth Music Centre
Level 1, Reservoir Community Learning Centre, 23 Edwardes St, Reservoir
Get Directions

Contact us:

Phone: 8470 8005
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: facebook.com/DecibelsYouthMusic
Instagram: instagram.com/decibelsyouthmusic

The Outreach & Community Team provide programs, services and support in parks and public space around Darebin.

The team facilitate informal sports games with young people, coach those interested in skateboarding and BMX and offer a broad range of sporting equipment that community can use.   

All programs are free & open to all abilities, activities are determined by young people on the day and families are welcome to attend. The Youth Services team also use these sessions to run civic participation activities that include community arts projects and community consultations around public facilities community need. 

 

Some of the things we do:

  • Free weekly sports activity sessions and community BBQs
  • Supported bicycle and sports equipment maintenance
  • Free bicycles and helmets for participants in need
  • Skatepark jams and sports competitions
  • Community arts projects
  • Individual youth support and service referral
  • Public facility consultation and advocacy
  • Community outreach and homelessness support in public space
For up-to-date locations, contact us or follow us:
Email: youthservices@darebin.vic.gov.au
Facebook: Facebook.com/rollindarebin/ 
Mobile: 0419 764 135