COPP | THIS | City of Port Phillip Training Sessions and more | June 2022

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Connecting and strengthening communities through inclusion and partnerships.

Ageism Awareness Session | Wednesday 15 June 2022 | 11am-12noon 

This session is part of the City of Port Phillip Community Training Calendar 2021-2022.

Ageism Awareness Session for Community Organisations and Volunteers
15 June 2022, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Join members of The City of Port Phillip’s Older Persons Advisory Committee (OPAC) to learn about ageism, a key driver of elder abuse.

Now in its 22nd year, OPAC works with Council to advocate on all matters relating to the health and wellbeing of older residents.

Join us to learn about what ageism is and find out what you can do to address ageism in the community.

Where: Training Room - Ground Floor Carlisle Street Entrance, St Kilda TownHall, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
Cost: Free
Bookings: essential, online through Trybooking

Post session, participants will be sent:
  • Ageism Awareness tools and resources
  • Ageism Awareness Session Evaluation

WEBINAR | Chat with a Coordinator Employment Q&A session | 21 June 2022 | 5.30-6.30pm AEST

Are you finishing school and want to find the right job?
Join the @BrotherhoodofStLaurenceNDIS for this webinar as they present an overview of employment options for young people with disability and answer your questions.

The team will discuss NDIS employment supports, post-school employment options and tips for a successful transition to work.

WORKSHOPS | Smartphone Stories: an invitation to share your story, your way! | Saturday 18 June OR Sunday 19 June 2022  | 9am-5pm

The City of Port Phillip is hosting two ‘Smartphone Stories’ filmmaking workshops on 18 and 19 June from 9am to 5pm. Each one day workshop will teach you to make a short film on your phone. 

These two workshops are specifically for multicultural community members (interpretation is available by request):
  • Make films on your phone!
  • Learn Skills | Make Films | Your Phone | Your Voice

Smartphone Stories is a fun, interactive project that teaches participants ways to tell stories using a smartphone. Whether a comedy, drama or documentary, participants attend practical workshops and learn the skills to produce, write, direct and edit a film made entirely on a mobile phone.

Mentoring support will be available, and participants will have the opportunity to showcase their film at local events and online.
  • Where: Liardet Street Community Centre, corner Liardet and Nott Streets, Port Melbourne
  • Cost: Free to participate
  • Bookings: places are limited. Register online at Smartphone Stories
For more information, contact Diversity Officer Sandra on 0478 305 401 or email.

WALKING | The Spirit of Port | Sunday 26 June 2022 | 2-4pm

Join Janet Bolitho and visit architecture, heritage, communities and places reflecting belief and faith and service around Port Melbourne.

This event is presented by the City of Port Phillip Arts and Heritage team.

GRANTING | 2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship | applications now open, closing Monday 18 July 2022

The Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship (RBFVAF) is awarded to a single recipient once every two years.  The Fellowship aims to support a contemporary visual artist with a commitment to excellence.

The City of Port Phillip invites applications for an acquisitive award of $30,000 in support of professional development and excellence in contemporary visual art.

2022 Rupert Bunny Foundation Special Project Grants: applications now open
The City of Port Phillip invites applications for visual arts projects of up to $10,000 to be undertaken within the City of Port Phillip.

GRANTING | Palais Theatre Community Fund - Round 7 Applications Are Now Open!

The Palais Theatre has established a Community Fund to provide support to enhance a vibrant and creative St Kilda and City of Port Phillip community. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community infrastructure, activities and residents within the City of Port Phillip.

The Fund is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations who are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC). The project must be in St Kilda or the wider City of Port Phillip and benefit the City of Port Phillip residents.

If you are an individual or unincorporated organisation you may be able to seek funding from the Palais Theatre Community Fund by using an auspice, provided the project meets all the other eligibility requirements. 

TALKING | Lifeview Residential Care Information Sessions | 22 June and 20 July 2022

Want to know more about aged care? Learn about services and supports available to you, how to use My Aged Care, and other general guidance for both home and residential care, with Gill from our Foundation Partner, Lifeview Residential Care.

Gill will be at the Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, offering chats over a coffee. All discussions are confidential and without obligation. Simply drop by the Pride Centre lobby for a chat, or book in advance by calling Narelle on (03) 9572 9600.

TRAINING | Victorian Pride Centre and Star Health Tour and Information Session | Monday 20 June 2022 | 2-3.30pm

This session is part of the City of Port Phillip Community Training Calendar 2021-2022.

Join a member of the Victorian Pride Centre (VPC) team as they take you on a tour of the Pride Centre, which incorporates spaces that are not normally open to the public. Learn about the building’s design, the resident organisations inside the Pride Centre, and bookable event and work spaces, while also having an opportunity to explore the Pride Gallery.

The Star Health Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub on Fitzroy Street supports the increased demand for mental health services, and to relieve pressure on existing specialist and general practice services. 

The service provides short to medium term support to anyone having a difficult time or feeling overwhelmed and is available to individuals of any age and is accessible for all Victorians, regardless of visa status. 

Consumers can receive psychosocial and wellbeing support for up to 6 months. Generally appointments are weekly to fortnightly. Star Health have an assertive outreach approach where they can meet consumers in their  office (Fitzroy Street, St Kilda), their home or the community
  • Where: The Victorian Pride Centre and Star Health, 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: essential, online through Trybooking

CALLING | Entries for Port Phillip Writes: Seniors’ Festival Writing Awards 2022 | submissions now open, closing Friday 29 July 2022

Tell a story…

You can submit fictional stories or poems on any topics, or a non-fiction piece about life in the City of Port Phillip.

Get writing and share your story or poem

Open to all City of Port Phillip residents, workers and Library members aged 55 years and over.

All entries will be published in the Port Phillip Writes publication. Entrants will receive a certificate and two copies of the publication. Outstanding entries are eligible for an award!

Participants will be advised as to how we can celebrate the Port Phillip Writes Awards in October 2022. We will be able to update this at the beginning of September 2022.

CALLING | Submissions for Reconciliation Writing Competition 2022 | entries close Friday 2 September 2022

Get Up. Stand Up. Show Up

The Reconciliation Writing Competition organised by the Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation is open to all Victorians. Our theme is the 2022 NAIDOC theme Get Up Stand Up Show Up, which reflects a proud history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People organising and fighting for their rights and is an ongoing call to action for everyone.

All styles of writing are encouraged, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Work must be original. Open to all Victorians except PPCFR committee, judges and their families.

Word Limits
Adults - 1500 words or 50 lines of poetry
Year 9-12 Students - 600 words or 30 lines of poetry

All winning entries will be published in a booklet which will be available at the Awards Ceremony.

Wiradjuri Author, Poet & Academic Dr Jeanine Leane Yorta Yorta Writer & Broadcaster Bryan Andy

  • 1st $1000 donated by Wilson Agents
  • 2nd $600 donated by Benson Saulo, Australian Consul-General in the United States & Dr Kate O’Brien
  • 3rd $300 donated by Demos Property Services

Year 9-12 Students
  • The Andrew McCutcheon 1st Prize $1000 donated by Future Leaders
  • 2nd $600 donated by Paul Licuria, Board Member & former player, Collingwood Football Club 
  • 3rd $300 donated by Deb Stewart, Academic
Winners will be notified on 4 October 2020 and invited to the Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday 14 October.

  • Submit entries along with your name and for students, your school and year level via email
  • For more information, contact Rosemary Rule on 0418 675 734 or visit

CELEBRATING |  Refugee Week | Wednesday 15 June 2022 | 7-9.30pm

Space2b invites you to an evening of art and belonging. Join Tasneem Chopra (OAM) as she leads a Q&A panel with five resilient and inspiring creatives who have overcome amazing odds to become the people they are today. They will share with us, their journeys and stories of home and belonging. We are also blessed to have poetry readings from St Kilda Primary School students who share their innocent but insightful views on home and belonging. Our future looks bright.

Flavours of Syria canap├ęs included and drinks available at bar prices. Profit from this event will help Space2b support people seeking asylum, refugees and newly arrived migrants become financially and personally independent through creative enterprise. Thank you for your support.
  • Where: St Kilda Primary School (Manabi Building enter via Chapel Street opposite Space2b - 144 Chapel st, St Kilda) 
  • Cost: $20-$30
  • Bookings: online via Eventbrite

TESTING | Hearing, Free Tests in Port Phillip | Monday 27 June 2022

Hearing Australia is a Government funded hearing health provider who has been caring for Australians for over 70 years, helping thousands of children, adults, pensioners and veterans connect with their loved ones every week.

Visit the Hearing Australia bus and you can receive a free 15 minute hearing check, speak with Hearing Australia's friendly staff about good hearing health, find information on a range of common hearing issues.  

Hearing Australia will provide hearing checks to any interested adults visiting the bus on the day at any of the locations listed below.

Now, more than ever, good hearing is important to keep in touch with your loved ones and stay connected to the world around you.
  • Where:
    • 9.30am-12noon | Southport Community Centre/Liardet Community Centre, Corner Liardet St & Nott St, Port Melbourne
    • 1pm-4pm | Port Melbourne Library, 333 Bay St, Port Melbourne Victoria 3207
  • Cost:  Free
  • Bookings: please call: 8610 4300

WEBINAR | National Standards of Volunteer Involvement Training Workshop | 17 August 2022

Provided by Volunteering Victoria, this workshop guides participants through the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement (2015), Australia’s best practice roadmap for volunteering professionals.

Topics covered include: developing and reviewing of organisational policies, attracting and retaining volunteers and how to gain recognition and commitment to volunteering across the broader organisation.

City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182