Community News

Members of U3A Banyule may be interested in the following events and activities that are conducted in the City of Banyule. Invitations to participate in research and other projects are also listed here.


The Lost Fortress of Umm Tawabin - Free Public Lecture
Australian Institute of Archaeology - CANCELLED


 Do you have hip pain?

Volunteers with hip pain are wanted for a new research project conducted by the Department of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne.


The PHOENIX study will compare the effects of two different  9-month exercise programs on hip osteoarthritis symptoms. The attached Plain Language Statement provides details about how the study will be conducted and If you are interested in participating, contact details for the researchers can be found on the flyer.


Household Energy Efficiency and Affordability 

The new Household Energy Efficiency and Affordability page is now live on Banyule Council’s website. The page is designed to be a practical information platform to assist residents with useful and up to date market information on household energy affordability and energy efficiency.  Some topics covered:

  • Navigating your billing system (identify charges, discount and payment options, and relevant government regulations)
  • Exploring available government energy concessions and grants
  • Compare energy offers (use the Victorian Government Energy Compare website)
  • Saving energy at home (appliance usage tips, solar system information etc.)

Sundays with Friends

Are you a fan of Australian movies, Australian television, Australian music and/or Australian radio? 

Are you interested in our audiovisual history? 

Do you know about the work of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)?

Find out more about the Friends of NFSA Melbourne chapter's monthly  ‘Sundays with Friends’ events at the Thornbury Picture House. 


See what’s happening at Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Banyule libraries include Diamond Valley (Greensborough), Rosanna, Watsonia and Ivanhoe.  The Mobile library also services parts of City of Banyule. You can subscribe to newsletters from YPRL, view volunteering opportunities and more at


Get the Latest News from Banyule City Council

Whether you are interested in Events and News, Seniors, Arts and Culture, Shaping Banyule and much more,  you can sign up for tailored email updates from Banyule City Council at


La Trobe University Public Lectures

Discover La Trobe University's Public Lecture series, which cover a wide range of topics.


 Directory of Community Organisations in Nillumbik and Environs

The Rotary Club of Eltham has compiled a comprehensive directory of community organisations in Nillumbik and environs which you may find useful.  You can download it via the the link on the Rotary Club’s website, see