MELBOURNE NEWS

Community

Sing, skate and study in your neighbourhood

6 December 2022

Join a choir, become a pro skater and enhance your digital literacy thanks to the many community programs that bring people together in the City of Melbourne.

There are so many ways to engage in your neighbourhood, from the historic stockyards of Kensington to the glistening heart of the CBD and everywhere in between.

Here are just a few of them:

Sing a song in East Melbourne

Join an inclusive community choir coordinated by the East Melbourne Neighbour Network. The supportive network promotes wellbeing and connection through activities, morning teas and talks.

Get creative in South Yarra

Unleash your kids’ creativity at St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre in South Yarra. Over more than 40 years, this beloved haven has connected young artists with industry professionals to produce amazing work.

Head to the half-pipe in the Alexandra Gardens

Learn to skate in a safe and inclusive environment with a dedicated program for women and girls. Riverslide Skate Park is owned by the City of Melbourne and run by passionate people from YMCA.

Study at River Nile School in North Melbourne

Women from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds are invited to learn at River Nile School in North Melbourne. The school provides free English and digital literacy classes amid a supportive community.

Chat to a tech-whiz in your suburb

Local residents have been enjoying digital literacy workshops provided by Housing Choices Australia. This helps people access critical services like banking and telehealth.

How to keep in touch with your neighbourhood

The City of Melbourne is a dynamic place made up of unique neighbourhoods – Carlton, Parkville, East Melbourne, West Melbourne, North Melbourne, Kensington, Docklands, South Yarra, Southbank and the CBD.

Each neighbourhood has its own needs, services and priorities, and we’re focused on listening to community voices to help us make every area of the municipality the best it can be.

Our new neighbourhood portals are your one-stop shop for information that shapes how you live, work, study and play. They showcase the priorities for each neighbourhood and provide updates on work underway.

Check out the new community noticeboard to browse events and activities near you.

Seven passionate neighbourhood partners are also on hand to hear your feedback and ‘connect the dots’ between council, residents and businesses to empower local people, build community capacity and guide city projects.

Share this story

You may also like
Women’s guide to Melbourne

Women’s guide to Melbourne

Discover how women help to shape Melbourne every day, and find ways to connect with other women across the city. How do women make Melbourne a great place to be? We stand up for what matters. We seek out connection and inspire courage. We bring diverse views to work...

Volunteering is a work of heart 

Volunteering is a work of heart 

Need help finding something in the city? Want to explore the best experiences, eateries and exhibitions? You’ll spot our visitor services volunteers by their distinctive red jackets and they’re always happy to lend a hand.   In 2023, our 250 visitor services...

On fragile peace and permanent housing

On fragile peace and permanent housing

What does homelessness look like in Melbourne? Get to know Jody as we launch our draft Homelessness Strategy to help end homelessness. A home is a hard-won and fragile thing, according to former public servant and military veteran Jody Lett. She spent six months...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up with what's happening in the City of Melbourne by subscribing to the Melbourne newsletter.

You have successfully subscribed!