Australian Circular Fashion Conference
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Australian Circular Fashion Conference

  • St Kilda Town Hall | 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC (map)
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The Australian Circular Fashion Conference is Australasia’s leading business event on sustainability. It’s a call to action to industry on implementing fashion sustainability within 5-10 years. The conference will attract over 500 business leaders from the largest multinational companies in the Australian and New Zealand industry.  

The motivation to establish the ACFC was in response to the mounting evidence on the environmental impacts from the fashion industry globally.  At every stage within the supply chain there is avoidable waste and pollution. The challenges are complex and we need to take action now.

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Make a Kokedama
Mar
30
11:30 AM11:30

Make a Kokedama

  • BILI NURSERY AND LANDCARE 525 Williamstown Road Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 (map)
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Learn how to make a Kokedama (hanging planter) using local native species Kokedama; a Japanese method of creating a moss-bound ball planter

Join Elli at Bili Nursery to learn, step by step how to create your own native kokedama, there are many local native species that can be used to create these interesting planters. Perfect for gifts, in the home garden, or inside.

This workshop will teach you:

  • What native plants are suitable for this technique

  • What materials you will need

  • How to create the soil mix and bind the planters

  • All materials will be supplied.

  • Participants will leave with their own kokedama.

*The workshop is hands on and can get messy, so dress appropriately ( please wear closed-toe shoes)

Cost : $40

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Solar Partnership for Apartment Buildings
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Solar Partnership for Apartment Buildings

The City of Port Phillip is pleased to invite apartment dwellers to participate in a cost-effective and convenient program to purchase solar panels.

This FREE information session is for apartment dwellers. Learn about our Solar Partnership, and how you can access:

• credible expert advice on solar options for apartment buildings
• an obligation-free quote 
• competitive pricing

Sustainability experts and a representative from one of our Solar Partners will be on-hand to answer queries.

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St Kilda Repair Cafe
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

St Kilda Repair Cafe

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea. Did we mention it's free?

2-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.

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Build a Terrarium
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Build a Terrarium

  • BILI NURSERY AND LANDCARE 525 Williamstown Road Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 (map)
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Ever wondered how to build your own mini-ecosystem in a glass jar? Terrariums are a great way to build your own self contained ecosystem. In this workshop we will be showing you how to build one, maintain it and watch it flourish. We will learn all about sand belt plants and ecosystems, and how that can guide you so you can build your own terrarium. Each participant will take away their own Terrarium and care instructions.

Price: $40 includes all materials to make a small terrarium with native plants.

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Weaving Workshop With Local Native Fibres
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving Workshop With Local Native Fibres

  • BILI NURSERY AND LANDCARE 525 Williamstown Road Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 (map)
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Using locally harvested native plants, learn how to create your own coiled basket. The core material is visible and can either be a single plant fibre or mixed fibres. Add a bit of colour with found materials such as fabric scraps and wool. Options for stitching materials include hemp twine, raffia or strong cotton

Caroline Hawkins is a local artist whose practice encompasses creating sculptural fibre art, basketweaving, researching, learning and developing global cultural weaving practices and techniques.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Find, gather and prepare suitable plants for basket making

  • Start your basketShape the sides of your basket

  • Finish your basket

Price : $65 includes all materials to make your own basket

Duration : 3 hrs (including break)

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St Kilda Repair Cafe
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

St Kilda Repair Cafe

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea. Did we mention it's free?

2-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.

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Treasure Our Bay Day
Mar
16
10:15 AM10:15

Treasure Our Bay Day

Join EcoCentre for a fun filled morning at Elwood Beach to learn about the importance of our foreshore and how we can help to keep Port Phillip Bay clean, healthy and free of plastic!

Activities will include a beach “Treasure Hunt” and a recycling relay.

Open for children aged 5-8 years and their families. This event is part of the Port Phillip EcoCentre’s Multicultural Bay Ambassadors program. We warmly welcome culturally diverse families to join.

Meet at the toilet block at Elwood Beach Foreshore.

Register at bit.ly/treasureourbayday

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Electric Vehicle Expo
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Electric Vehicle Expo

  • The Melbourne International Karting Complex (map)
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The EV Expo offers a unique experience to test-drive and ride a diverse range of electric vehicles. Learn more about the future of electric vehicles in Australia from exhibitors and talk to owners about their experiences driving electric vehicles.

At the Expo you will be able to:

  • Test drive new cars on the track and go for a ride on the road in privately owned EVs.

  • Test ride an electric bike, trike, skateboard and more on the small vehicle track.

  • Get advice from one of the many exhibitors.

  • See a range of individually built vehicles entered into the Show'N'Shine Competition

  • Listen to one of the speakers throughout the day

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Solar Partnership for Apartment Buildings - FULLY BOOKED
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Solar Partnership for Apartment Buildings - FULLY BOOKED

The City of Port Phillip is pleased to invite apartment dwellers to participate in a cost-effective and convenient program to purchase solar panels.

This FREE information session is for apartment dwellers. Learn about our Solar Partnership, and how you can access:

• credible expert advice on solar options for apartment buildings
• an obligation-free quote 
• competitive pricing

Sustainability experts and a representative from one of our Solar Partners will be on-hand to answer queries.

Book now

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St Kilda Repair Cafe
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

St Kilda Repair Cafe

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea. Did we mention it's free?

2-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.

Find our more about the St Kilda Repair Cafe here

 

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Observe Insect Pollinators In Action At Westgate Park
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Observe Insect Pollinators In Action At Westgate Park

  • Port Education Centre 343-383 Lorimer St Port Melbourne (map)
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At this workshop, you will learn to identify several insect pollinators, including native and non-native bees and butterflies. We will then visit the pollinator observatories to make observations of plant-insect interactions.

Session 1: Introduction to 'Providing for Pollinators' and the tools for monitoring them (at the Port Education Centre)

Blythe Vogel and Luis Mata will introduce you to a ‘Protocol to record ecological interactions between plants and pollinators using timed surveys’ and a ‘Visual field guide for the identification of targeted pollinators’. These documents will be discussed and your questions about the field protocol and species identification encouraged.

A handout questionnaire will test your capacity to successrfully complete the field protocol and accurately identify the targeted insects. This is an open book shared session - not a scary test!

Session 2: Visit the 'Summer' pollinator observatories in Westgate Park

The workshop will move into Westgate Park to visit the ‘summer' pollinator observatories and work with the tools learned in Session 1.

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Solar Partnership for Commercial/Industrial Buildings
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Solar Partnership for Commercial/Industrial Buildings

  • Council Chambers, St Kilda Town Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Port Phillip is pleased to invite you to participate in a cost-effective and convenient program to purchase solar panels.

This FREE information session is for non-residential building owners. Learn about our Solar Partnership, and how you can access:
• credible expert advice on solar options for non-residential buildings
• an obligation-free quote 
• competitive pricing

Sustainability experts and a representative from one of our Solar Partners will be on-hand to answer queries.

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Alive Outside Clean Up Australia Day
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Alive Outside Clean Up Australia Day

Port phillip EcoCentre are holding a Clean Up Australia Day event in Elwood, so that everyone can make a difference to our streets and creeks.

Be part of the Australia-wide clean up of our local environment.   

Are you aged between 12 to 25 years old?

Can you spare only 1 hour on Saturday 2nd March from 10:30 to 11:30?

Want to make a difference to our waterways and ocean?

Come as an individual or bring your friends. Bring your own gloves and bag or we can supply some if you don't have them.

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Sustainable Food Traditions
Feb
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable Food Traditions

Join EcoCentre for a free workshop for women to celebrate sustainable food practices from different cultures. Learn about Indigenous Australian edible plants, explore eco-friendly gardening practices, and learn how we can all play a part to reduce food waste and pollution.

This event is part of the EcoCentre's Multicultural Bay Ambassadors program, a four month volunteer internship program for emerging professionals interested in sustainability education and engaging with CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities. Ambassadors develop inclusive events for Melbourne's culturally diverse communities, with the aim to introduce the beautiful bay marine life and encourage actions to care for the bay.

Registrations essential: ecocentre.com/events

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St Kilda Repair Cafe
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

St Kilda Repair Cafe

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea. Did we mention it's free?

2-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.

Find our more about the St Kilda Repair Cafe here

 

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Crafternoon for Adults: Rainforest Terrariums
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Crafternoon for Adults: Rainforest Terrariums

Terrariums are a beautiful way to keep plants indoors and decorate your home. A closed rainforest terrarium is a miniature ecosystem consisting of plants, stones, moss, other materials and figurines, crystals or ornaments for decoration.

In this eco-friendly Crafternoon at Linden New Art, you will learn how to build a healthy ecosystem and maintain it for years to come with the creative makers from Put Your Heart Into It.

You will leave with your own large terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!

Presented by Linden New Art as part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2019.

$85 including all materials. Book here

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Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival

Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Family Festival is a FREE family-friendly celebration of Australia’s Indigenous cultures. Pop down to St Kilda’s iconic O’Donnell Gardens on Saturday 2 February to join in the celebration through live music, dance, arts, food and activities.

The Burndap Performance Space kicks off with a Welcome to Country before performances by Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Brett Lee, Kee’ahn and Robert K Champion. There will be a dedicated Djeembana Activity Space, featuring South Melbourne Market favourite Mabu Mabu cooking workshops, drop-in sports and plenty more. The Yulendj Workshop Space is bound to be popular with face painting and craft activities, Sustainable Port Phillip kids activities, the Port Phillip Story Hub, pom-pom making, basket weaving, boomerang burning and heaps more.

There will be market stalls, plenty of room to enjoy the sun in the gardens and plenty of entertainment for the whole family!

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Alive and Outside - Pamper the Penguins
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Alive and Outside - Pamper the Penguins

Join Ecocentre on the St Kilda Pier to make a difference for the penguins.

Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25 who live, work or play in the City of Port Phillip?

Want to get actively involved in helping St Kilda's penguins? Here's a chance to get up close to our Little Penguins and pamper them at the same time. 

This 2 hour session gives you exclusive access into the penguins' restricted nesting zone where you will transport sand to the end of the pier. Here we will use the sand to provide important habitat for penguins and grow some new plants from cuttings. You'll get to investigate our local penguins, their habitat and their lifestyle, and know more about how people work to protect them. 

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Alive and Outside - Snorkelling
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Alive and Outside - Snorkelling

  • Point Ormond Rd Point Ormond VIC 3184 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A rare opportunity to snorkel in your own backyard... well, in our local patch of Port Phillip Bay. Suitable for beginners to experienced as we take you through all you need to know in order to have an amazing experience.

Alive Outside is a program for 12-25 year olds who live, work or play in City of Port Phillip.

Get ready to dive below the surface of Port Phillip Bay to really discover what incredible creatures are right here on our doorstep!

You'll be amazed at the incredible wildlife you can view under the water as you snorkel with Port Phillip EcoCentre and Dive2U right here at Point Ormond. This 2 1/2 hour session allows you to learn the basics of snorkelling and provides you with the opportunity to try it safely and with confidence and fun!

You will be given a full briefing on the equipment and safety and a skills session in the shallows before venturing into deeper water off the foreshore. Choose your level of participation - a guided snorkel with safety floats, using swimming aids or doing your own individual snorkel.

Equipment is supplied so all you need to do is bring your curiosity and sense of adventure!

Be prepared to be filled with wonder about what's under the surface of Port Phillip Bay.

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St Kilda Eco-Fest
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

St Kilda Eco-Fest

This is a FREE event for all ages #FeelingEco

Bring your picnic blanket down to the gardens for live music, delicious food and interactive stalls to help you be a more sustainable you. 

The festival will host an array of sustainability workshops and experiences from local legends Leftover Lovers, the EcoCentreZero Waste Victoriaand free yoga with Yogabean, with much more!

Workshops range from: FREE to $10. Please register early to avoid disappointment - https://bit.ly/2DyjmaS

Bring your KeepCup for a free Co-Ground Coffee, or win a free smoothie from Bike n' Blend, there’s even free face paint and other fun activities for the kids. 

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The St Kilda Eco-Festival is an initiative by the City of Port Phillip Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) with support from the Unsigned FReeZA Committee. 

FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people. 

We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation. We wish to pay respect to the Boon Wurrung people and their Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Alive Outside: Prehistoric St Kilda
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Alive Outside: Prehistoric St Kilda

  • Ngargee Tree, Fitzroy, St St Kilda (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How much do you know about St Kilda's Prehistoric and Indigenous history? Here's a chance to travel back in time and discover incredible stories about our very own backyard.

Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25 who live, work or play in the City of Port Phillip?

This 2 hour session starts at the Ngargee tree, an important ceremonial tree for at least 400 years, and walks through the parkland to the foreshore at West Beach.

Along the journey, we discover more of the Boon Wurrung culture and lifestyle in the St Kilda area and the landscape that existed here hundreds of years ago.

The EcoCentre’s palaeontologist, Ben Francischelli, will also unearth the life that existed along this coastline millions of years ago and bring along local fossil specimens to help us appreciate the incredible marine life of this area.

This event is part of the Alive Outside project provided in partnership with the City of Port Phillip.

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Alive and Outside - Snorkelling
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Alive and Outside - Snorkelling

  • Point Ormond Rd Point Ormond VIC 3184 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A rare opportunity to snorkel in your own backyard... well, in our local patch of Port Phillip Bay. Suitable for beginners to experienced as we take you through all you need to know in order to have an amazing experience.

Alive Outside is a program for 12-25 year olds who live, work or play in City of Port Phillip.

Get ready to dive below the surface of Port Phillip Bay to really discover what incredible creatures are right here on our doorstep!

You'll be amazed at the incredible wildlife you can view under the water as you snorkel with Port Phillip EcoCentre and Dive2U right here at Point Ormond. This 2 1/2 hour session allows you to learn the basics of snorkelling and provides you with the opportunity to try it safely and with confidence and fun!

You will be given a full briefing on the equipment and safety and a skills session in the shallows before venturing into deeper water off the foreshore. Choose your level of participation - a guided snorkel with safety floats, using swimming aids or doing your own individual snorkel.

Equipment is supplied so all you need to do is bring your curiosity and sense of adventure!

Be prepared to be filled with wonder about what's under the surface of Port Phillip Bay.

Register now

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 10 Beach Clean & Surfing Lesson
Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

10 Beach Clean & Surfing Lesson

  • Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

City of Port Phillip Youth Services are teaming up with Trash Bags On Tour to host a beach clean up and surfing excursion to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast along the Great Ocean Road.

The day includes an hour surf lesson with all equipment at Ocean Grove, delicious lunch, and a beach clean up/sort in Torquay to make our beautiful beaches even MORE beautiful.

All the rubbish collected will then be sorted and used to make recycled art pieces at the St Kilda Eco-Fest.

Tickets just $15 - BOOK NOW. Spaces extremely limited! Event is for young people ages 15 - 25.

Leave from the St Kilda Town Hall (front steps) located at 99A Carlise Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 and bus to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast along the Great Ocean Road.

Please be there by 8:45am for a 9am departure time. Bus will return approximately 5pm. 

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Seaside Science with EPA: Summer by the sea
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Seaside Science with EPA: Summer by the sea

EPA Victoria is hosting a free family friendly event at St Kilda Beach as part of the Coastcare's 2019 Summer by the Sea program.

Meet EPA’s Environmental Protection Officers and Scientists and learn about the impact of pollution and on marine life during two interactive activities. You’ll also hear how your family can make a difference and prevent and reduce litter ending up on our beaches and in our ocean.

This event is perfect for young Victorians interested in the health of our environment, oceans and marine wildlife!

Register now to attend.

What to bring: Hats, sunscreen, sun-glasses, water and wet weather gear (if a wet day).

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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Alive and Outside - Pamper the Penguins
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Alive and Outside - Pamper the Penguins

Join Ecocentre on the St Kilda Pier to make a difference for the penguins.

Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25 who live, work or play in the City of Port Phillip?

Want to get actively involved in helping St Kilda's penguins? Here's a chance to get up close to our Little Penguins and pamper them at the same time. 

This 2 hour session gives you exclusive access into the penguins' restricted nesting zone where you will transport sand to the end of the pier. Here we will use the sand to provide important habitat for penguins and grow some new plants from cuttings. You'll get to investigate our local penguins, their habitat and their lifestyle, and know more about how people work to protect them. 

Register now

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Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete

The annual Dumbo Feather Christmas Fete is all about coming together as a community, sharing what we each bring into this world, and providing an opportunity to support businesses that care!

You will find amazing makers and creators, B Corps, delicious crepes to eat, flower-crown making for the kids and a diverse array of gifts to do all of your festivus shopping in one place. Best of all, it’s a perfect excuse to support local businesses and get together to celebrate the year that has been.

Entry is free with door donations going to St Kilda Mums.

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Apartments: Building a Business Case for Sustainable Changes
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Apartments: Building a Business Case for Sustainable Changes

Join us at the beautiful St Kilda Life Saving Club for this FREE session. 

Learn from a panel of strata experts about building a strong business case to install solar, LED lighting, and other sustainable changes within your building. 

This session will explore solutions to the typical problems encountered, and include a Q&A with the panelists.

Delivered in partnership with Strata Community Association (VIC) and Stonnington City Council.

Book here.

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Sustainable Bags at Skinners
Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Sustainable Bags at Skinners

Parents and children at Skinners Adventure Playground have been working hard to create their very own reusable bags. The parents sew and the children decorate them. The bags will be used for other parents and park goers to use and return as they wish. Come along to the launch to help celebrate this excellent grassroots sustainability project.

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St Kilda Beach Clean - Beach Patrol
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

St Kilda Beach Clean - Beach Patrol

  • West Beach Bathers Pavillion St Kilda (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3182 Beach Patrol looks after the St Kilda Beaches, from Fraser Street to St Kilda Marina. These are some of the busiest beaches on Port Phillip Bay and capture a lot of litter from the Yarra River and large drains that empty onto the beach and due to the presence of the Harbour and Marina.  

If you live in 3182 or just love St Kilda beach and want to meet some enthusiastic like minded people who care for the beach and bay then contact the 3182 Beach Patrol and join us on our monthly beach cleans, at 9am on the second Saturday of each month. We clean a given section of the beach for an hour and then have a well earned coffee at one of the beach side cafes. Bring your own gloves, collection bags and litter pickers are provided but by all means bring your own.

Meeting at West Beach Bathers Pavilion to clean St Kilda West beach.

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Breakwater Clean Up
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Breakwater Clean Up

  • St Kilda Pier Saint Kilda, VIC, 3182 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Earthcare St Kilda for a litter cleanup. Meet at the boardwalk in public area of the breakwater for a clean up of litter from the Little Penguin Colony. Please bring your Earthcare fluoro vest (if you have one) and gardening style gloves. Please wear non-slip footwear, dress for the weather and bring drinking water.

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Save On Energy Bills With Victorian Energy Compare
Oct
30
2:00 PM14:00

Save On Energy Bills With Victorian Energy Compare

Learn how to shop around for the best energy offers using the Victorian Energy Compare website. Presented by Amy Willett from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, this session will provide information on how to make informed decisions about energy bills.

The event is free - book now

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Cecil Noir Twilight Ride and Pedal-Powered Cinema
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Cecil Noir Twilight Ride and Pedal-Powered Cinema

This October and November, join our celebration of everyday riding on the recently upgraded Cecil Street bike route in South Melbourne. Whether you’re a new or regular rider there’s an activity for everyone this spring, with pedal-powered cinema, bike breakfast, free tune-ups, bike confidence training and more.

Join Projector Bike for a ride from Albert Park to South Melbourne Market followed by a pedal-powered viewing of Triplets of Belleville (2003). BYO picnic to enjoy in our French café setting.

Meet at Melbourne Bike Share Station 80 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Vic 3182


Bookings from 9 September ($15/$10 concession)

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Copy of Save On Energy Bills With Victorian Energy Compare
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Copy of Save On Energy Bills With Victorian Energy Compare

  • Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to shop around for the best energy offers using the Victorian Energy Compare website. Presented by Amy Willett from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, this session will provide information on how to make informed decisions about energy bills.

The event is free - book now

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