Create, learn, move and read during COVID-19

Published on 28 April 2020

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While we have temporarily closed Council facilities and suspended their regular programming, we are still here, working to support our entire community by altering services and taking them online for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Braybrook, Maidstone and Maribyrnong Community Centres are now offering a number of their programs as online activities, and each Centre has a weekly newsletters featuring community announcements and updates.

Some of the programs on offer includes Mini Chefs, Music for Hip Toddlers, Hot Cross Bun making, Tai Chi for Health, and Yoga.

Maribyrnong Libraries are also offering a range of new and adjusted services for locals, including a new home delivery service that is free for all library members. To make a reservation, members can simply log their request on the library website, and a staff member will contact them directly to arrange home delivery. This home delivery service is in addition to the many online programs and eResources already available to members.

The libraries are also developing activities and resources for the community to enjoy. There are a range of creative and educational resources for the entire family to take part in, including virtual book clubs, craft challenges, Baby Rhyme Time @ Home, and Story Time Online, which has been enjoyed by children around the world.

To engage with fellow young people throughout the municipality, Phoenix Youth Centre has launched Isolation Creations, a celebration of local young people and their amazing talents through a collection of videos featuring them performing, creating, skill sharing and moving.

The collection of videos include music performances to keep you entertained, dance tutorials to get you moving, and a series of ‘Self Love in Social Isolation’ videos from local artists Sami and Natana.

View a comprehensive list of Council initiatives and activities, and other additional resources our community can access while staying at home here.

To stay up to date with Council’s response to COVID-19, please visit

To stay up to date with updates from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), please visit

Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter

In challenging times, as we are experiencing now, it has been important for Council to look for innovative ways to continue delivering the services that our community rely upon and greatly value. We are pleased to have recently announced access to a range of services and resources that can now be enjoyed at home and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive so far.

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