Manningham youth services is a community youth service aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of all young people in the local area. Below are a list of local services we support or provide.
Support is available at every stage of your child’s life and development.
The Healthy City Strategy outlines how we will continue to work with our community and partner organisations to ensure our residents are healthy, safe, resilient, connected and included. Seven priority areas have been identified to promote a Healthy Community:
- improving social and emotional wellbeing
- increasing healthy eating
- increasing active living
- increasing adaptation to the health impacts from climate change
- reducing injury and harm
- preventing family violence
- increasing connection and engagement of community life.
Find the resources below curated specifically for helping parents, guardians and families.
Find a community
Congratulations on choosing Manningham as your new home.
Manningham prides itself on providing high quality services and a range of lifestyle needs for residents of all ages.
Manningham is located just a short distance from the Melbourne CBD yet you can enjoy a sense of being 'out of the city' thanks to our abundance of green open spaces, scenic outlooks to the ranges, and tranquil walks along our waterways.
It is this unique balance of city and country that makes Manningham such a special place to live.
Welcome to Manningham
We are proud to deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. Here are a few to get you started.
Discover our area, history, and demographics
There’s something for everyone in Manningham. From sacred sites of the area’s First Peoples to the early gold mining settlements, the local area has a bit of everything for you to appreciate and enjoy.
Discover your neighbourhood using our maps
Use our maps to search Manningham, property addresses, wards, healthcare centres and other places of interest.
Find local places and spaces
Explore our local arts, crafts, fashion, food and drink and other recreational activities.
Sign up to Manningham Matters
Stay in touch with everything that is happening at Council and around our community by subscribing to our monthly eNewsletter. Receive the latest news about our essential services, programs, projects and activities, straight to your inbox.
A range of information, resources and services are available for people with disabilities.
Strengthening disability inclusion in our community
Our Social Planning and Community team work across departments, with Manningham’s libraries and leisure centres to strengthen inclusion of all Manningham residents.
Contributions from those who are interested in disability services and initiatives within Manningham are welcome. Manningham community members who have a disability are also invited to share their experiences to better inform Council policy and practice.
Apply for an accessible parking permit
Find out how to apply for an accessible parking permit and how much it costs
Manningham Disability Advisory Committee
The role of the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) is to provide Council with direct access to a group of people who have a diverse understanding of living with a disability in Manningham. The Committee is a group of dedicated people who are advocates for increasing disability inclusion in Manningham.
Building Equitable Employment Network
Manningham holds the Building Equitable Employment Network meetings in collaboration with Knox Council.
It is a network of people and organisations who share information, opportunities, and collaborate to increase authentic employment opportunities for people with disability.
Encouraging inclusive employment
Get advice on inclusive employment, whether you are looking to employ people with disabilities or if you are a person with disability looking for work.
International Day of People with a Disability
International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.
IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with a disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
Want to stay up to date with inclusive activities and opportunities?
Our e-newsletter Manningham Inclusive will keep you informed on workshops, classes, council projects, opportunities and important disability news. You can also send in information to share with the community. Contact us before the 20th of each month.
You can also contact us for other ways to receive Manningham Inclusive.
Our goal is to create a liveable and harmonious city where people want to grow older in.
Whether you're looking for services to socialise or needing extra help, here are some services available only for seniors.
If you're accessing Australian Government support, we can provide you access to these high quality services to be cared for in your later years. Your consumer rights are protected by the Charter of Aged Care Rights.
We're creating a city where older people can thrive.
The Manningham Positive Ageing Alliance Group (MPAAG), ensures all residents should feel:
- respected and valued
- able to live a meaningful life
- able to connect and participate
- able to live and feel safe in the community.
Encouraging positive ageing
Our goal is to create a liveable and harmonious city where people want to grow older in.
Raising dementia awareness
We’re committed to being a dementia friendly city. We recognise that a person with dementia can still be an active member and can still live their best lives
Preventing elder abuse
Everyone has the right to live their lives free from abuse.
Find senior citizens clubs
We have several clubs in Manningham for older adults. The centres and clubs provide social and recreational opportunities for older people.
Looking for help?
Are you or the older person you are caring for in need of the following services:
Manningham is a vibrant and diverse community with people of all cultures and backgrounds. We have a proud history of a multicultural community living, working and celebrating together.
Here you will find more information on what makes Manningham a multicultural community and how you can get involved.
Diversity and Social Inclusion
Diversity and social inclusion is important to us. We consider the human rights, values and needs of our diverse communities.
Migrant and Refugee Welcome Zone
We are proud to declare our commitment to welcoming refugees and migrants into the community. We celebrate the opportunity to enhance the cultural and religious diversity of our community.
Community Learning Centres
Community learning centres encourages members of the community to participate in local activities, learning and education. They play an important part in strengthening local communities and we support such centres by providing funding and facilities.
As part of the Welcoming Cities initiative, we want to build an Australia that is welcoming and inclusive to everyone. By building benchmarks for cultural diversity and inclusion, we are taking steps to being more welcoming to everyone in the community.
Australian Citizenship Ceremonies
Becoming an Australian citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people. Applicants for Australian Citizenship Ceremonies will generally receive an invite to attend within three to six months from the date of their application approval. You will receive a written invitation to your ceremony from the Department of Home Affairs.
Get information in your language
We have interpreter services in multiple languages. Choose the way you want to communicate with us.
English language classes
We have several English language classes locally where you can learn and practice your English skills. You can get classes at:
Adult Multicultural Education Service (AMES) in Box Hill
Blackburn English Language School in Blackburn
Doncaster Library at MC Square in Doncaster
Manningham U3A in Doncaster East
Manningham Uniting Church in Doncaster East
Pines Learning Centre in Doncaster East
Living and Learning at Ajani in Templestowe Lower
To help you remove garden waste to prepare for bushfire season, you can drop off either one car boot, station wagon, ute or a 6‘x4’ level trailer load of garden waste on certain dates throughout the year.
Who can use this service?
You need to live in a Bushfire Prone Area to use this service. We will ask you to show proof of residency (either a driver's licence or rates notice) at the check-in point on the day. If someone else drops off the garden waste for you, make sure you provide them with your proof.
Not sure if you live in a Bushfire Prone Area?
View our Bushfire Prone Area map to check or contact us.
If you are not eligible for this service or have excess garden waste to dispose, you can:
- order an additional garden waste bin for spring
- book a bundled branches collection
- take it to a local transfer station.
Need help? Contact us
What items can and cannot be dropped off?
Yes, we accept:
✔ Tree prunings
✔ Logs (maximum 250mm diameter)
✔ Large garden cuttings
No, we don't accept:
✖ Grass clippings
✖ Building material, bricks, steel or concrete
✖ Plastic bags
✖ Ivy, rose bushes or thorny material
✖ Bamboo leaves and stems
✖ Palm trees or branches
✖ Fence palings
How much can you drop off?
You can drop off either one car boot, station wagon, ute or a 6’x4’ level trailer load of garden waste for free. There is a charge for any extra garden waste – see costs below.
Garden waste load type
Station wagon or ute
Single trailer level – 6’x4’
Single trailer heaped – 6’x4’ (up to 1.1m3)
Single trailer high sides – 6’x4’ (up to 2m3)
Tandem trailer level (up to 1.25m3)
Tandem trailer heaped (up to 2m3)
Tandem trailer high sides (up to 3.65m3)
How to pay
You can only pay by EFT on the day.
How to book
Due to high demand of this service, you can only book one timeslot per household each month. Bookings are essential.
Choose a date from the list below, select your preferred 30 minute timeslot and click ‘Register’ to finalise your booking. We will continue adding timeslots for future months throughout the year - so keep checking back for more options.
Disposal days will not proceed on a Total Fire Ban day or a day of Extreme or above Fire Danger Rating.
There are a range of health and support services, programs and resources to support our community.
Emergency food relief
These community-based agencies and organisations provide emergency relief and material aid such as food hampers, vouchers and pantries to people in financial crisis living in Manningham as part of the Food Relief Network.
Multilingual and multicultural support services
Our community is diverse with residents from more than 140 countries.
Additional community support services
Mental Health Support Services
Mental health is a state of emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also impacts how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Find online resources for mental health support.
Property and development
Parking, roads and footpaths
Rates and valuations
Pets and animals
Assistance and support services
Can't find what you're looking for?
Our community is feeling the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on many aspects of our daily lives. We are acutely aware of the effect the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation is having on our community and that these impacts will continue to evolve.
Be Kind Manningham
In these unprecedented and challenging times, one thing we can do is band together as a community and show a little kindness to ourselves and to each other.
Let us introduce you to Be Kind Manningham, an initiative to encourage everyone in our community to continue to be kind to others, be kind to those most in need at this time, and be kind to yourself.
Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative
The Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative helps people build social connections and support networks in their local communities during COVID-19. Manningham Council is managing this program for our community and partnering with community organisations to provide on-the-ground support.
We are acutely aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the impact this may have on your ability to make payment for your council rates at this time.
If you are experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 you can apply for a special payment arrangement with us.
Our COVID-19 Community Relief Package
Our package of relief measures includes support for local businesses affected by COVID-19. This includes:
- 25% discount on the next round of annual registration fees for food and health premises
- subsidised business development programs that will provide additional support to local businesses in the short and medium term
Our business support program
Our Business team have developed a number of programs to support our local business community.
Upcoming programs will include:
- Business advisory services and mentoring for heavily affected businesses
- One-on-one technical support and transition for businesses
- Marketing support and business planning
- Activation support post lockdown
- Adaptation to the new business environment
Doncare delivers a wide range of support services and programs to help families, the aged, youth and disadvantaged within our community. Their main services include:
- Information and emergency relief
- Family services
- Family violence prevention and recovery
- Social support for seniors
State Government and Federal Government support
The State Government and Federal Government have a range of support packages available to individuals during this time.
- The State Government has support for Victorians self-isolating with no access to food and essential supplies
- The Federal Government has support available to those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) via Services Australia
The Victorian Government also has a support package for Victorian workers impacted by COVID-19.
NDIS participants and providers can access support and resources via the NDIS website.
- Family Recovery Fund Culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families in Victoria who have been significantly impacted by COVID can access case management support (with a focus on mental health recovery, education, training and employment) through the Family Recovery Program. Information regarding this program is available in 13 community languages. If you would like more info, contact email@example.com
- Extreme Hardship Support Program The Extreme Hardship Support Program (EHSP) provides emergency financial assistance to people on temporary and provisional visas and undocumented migrants who are not eligible for Commonwealth Government income support. It assists people with zero or very limited savings, income or community support to pay for food, medicine and bills during the coronavirus pandemic. EHSP is a Victorian Government program delivered by Red Cross and the Brotherhood of St Laurence
Additional support is available during this time, you can access the following resources
Contact our Business team
As we continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 within our community, Manningham Business is here to support your business through this time.
We want to hear your experiences and we’re keen to help and advocate on your behalf wherever possible. Leave us your details and a member of the Manningham Business team will get back to you.