Garage Sale Trail – registrations are open

As part of our commitment to creating a circular economy, Brimbank City Council is bringing Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff to Brimbank this Spring. With tens of thousands of garage sales happening across Australia on 11-12 and 18-19 November, Garage Sale Trail is a great chance to turn your stash into cash or shop epic […]

Native Wildflowers for Good Grassland Neighbours in Cairnlea

Podolepis Parade

The Friends of Iramoo are creating a Podolepis Parade on the streets surrounding each of their three remnant native grasslands, and they want the neighbouring residents in Cairnlea to be part of it. Each house facing the reserves will be given a beautiful Basalt Podolepis plant – a native grassland wildflower that provides nectar for […]

2023 Spring Veggie Seedlings in Schools Program

The Veggie Seedlings in Schools program offers vegetable and herb seedlings to schools and early learning centres at no cost. These seedlings can be used to create fantastic, interactive food gardens – such as that of St Albans North Primary School (see image). Each school/ early learning centre will receive: approximately 10 punnets of mostly veggies and […]

The Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre’s first birthday celebrations

It’s been a year since the state-of-the-art Brimbank Aquatic and Wellness Centre opened its doors, and celebrations will take place on site on Sunday, 10 September from 12pm to 5pm. To celebrate our first birthday, all casual entries on 10 September will enjoy complimentary access to our two huge waterslides, water polo sessions and the […]

FREE workshops – How to use reusable nappies

Several reusable nappies are laid out on a flat surface next to a nappy carry bag.

Did you know? Until the age of two and a half, a baby will go through at least 6,000 nappy changes! During that time disposable nappies will cost between $2,000 – $3,000, compared to about $800 for brand new modern cloth nappies. If you use the same cloth nappies for your second child, you can […]

The Bold Source – Issue 4 Call Out For Submissions

Submissions for The Bold Source Issue 4 are now open! After many discussions about the current state of the world and its impact on young people’s lives, The Bold Source editors have landed on the following theme for Issue 4: ‘Solidarity: Social Justice in Action’. What solidarity means to us: It’s social justice in action. It’s […]

Youth Fest Clothing Swap – Registrations OPEN

In Australia, over 200,000 tonnes of clothing goes to landfill each year. We’re the second biggest consumer of fashion and textiles in the world per capita! Reducing clothing consumption and reusing clothes is one of the key things that we can do to help address this issue. Brimbank City Council is excited to host a clothing […]

Become a Big Brother or Sister to a young person in Western Melbourne

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that does vital work with vulnerable and at-risk young people by pairing them with volunteer mentors. The friendships that are formed in the program can be truly life-changing for both the young people and the volunteers. We’re currently doing a recruitment drive for volunteers in the Brimbank […]

Vertical Gardens for your home

No matter how small your outdoor space may be, vertical gardens offer a fantastic way to beautify your home. Learn how to design and manage vertical gardens with Edible Eden Design. When: Saturday 8 July, 10am – 12pm Where: Sydenham Neighbourhood House, 101/Level 1, 1 Station St, Sydenham Community Hub Building, Community Hub, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038 Cost: No Charge Register […]

Follow your organic waste tour

Find out what happens to your garden waste and food scraps once it is collected, by coming along for an education tour of Veolia’s state of the art organics recovery facility. Veolia is working collaboratively with Brimbank City Council to divert organic material from landfill. This facility processes 85,000 tonnes of organic material annually from […]