Published on 31 August 2021

Council launches Glen Eira@Home

A new program of online entertainment and activities has been launched to support our community during lockdown.

Learn a magic trick, create a mandala, make origami or watch a live African drumming session. Enjoy a curated program of fun stay-at-home activities suitable for all ages.

The Glen Eira@Home program will be updated weekly during the lockdown. This includes activities that are available at any time as well as special live events. All events and activities are free however booking is essential for the live events.

Check back weekly to see what new activities have been added.

Glen Eira@Home live events — bookings essential

All live events are hosted on Zoom. To download the app, visit

Relaxation meditation

Thursday 16 September, 6.30pm
Enjoy an hour of pure self-indulgence. Rest and recuperate, relax and release. Join in to find presence, awareness and an inner sense of peace and calm. Audience 15+ years.

​Glen Eira@Home activities for youth

Living and life skills workshops

Every Wednesday, 4pm to 4.45pm until end of Term 3
A series of workshops aimed to engage young people aged 15 to 25 who live, study or work in Glen Eira. 

Glen Eira Youth Services drop-ins

Every Friday in September, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Celebrate the end of the week, by putting your feet up and catching up with the Youth Team and other young people!

School holiday program

Bookings close Wednesday 15th September
Glen Eira's Teen School Holiday Program will run during the September 2021 holidays. Activities are open to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who live, work or study in Glen Eira. All activities are online. 

Social Distancing Support Program (SDSP)

SDSP is a referral program that aims to support young people through a climate that requires isolation as a means of community safety, by linking them in with a Youth Development Officer who will contact the young person for the purpose of check-ins, goal setting and motivation help, during COVID-19 lockdowns. 
Register your interest in the SDSP

Glen Eira@Home events and activities for parents and carers

Parent and carer webinars

Monday 13 September, 7pm or Wednesday 15 September, 7pm
Initiated by Headspace, this webinar will focus on Connecting and communicating with your young person.

The Resilience Project

Mini activities to support resilience, positive mental health activities, community connection and learning. Visit the Resilience Project website.

GEL Anywhere chat series

Support and advice from industry professionals about ‘the new normal’, home schooling and more. Visit our GEL Anywhere chat series web page

Glen Eira@Home any time activities

Take a (virtual) trip to Uluru

Discover key sites, hear the desert birdsong and listen to traditional owners sharing important cultural knowledge and stories. Visit Uluru

Learn to cook

Follow Monday Morning Cooking Club’s live Instagram cooking demonstrations and hear the stories behind the recipes. Tuesday to Friday, ingredients list shared a few days before. Learn to Cook

Continue to connect with art at home

Free online events, activity sheets and games present by NGV. Print, watch and create or take
inspiration with paper and pencils at hand. Transform the kitchen table into a table-top studio and turn potential boredom into productivity. Connect with art at

Family movie night

As we cannot get out to the cinema, have a movie night at home. Make some popcorn and settle in for a fun family night. Glen Eira Libraries has movies on-demand with Kanopy and hoopla available to all library members for free. Watch a movie

Breakfast in bed

Cook breakfast in bed for someone special in your home. Maggie Beer shares a simple recipe for yummy, scrambled eggs (with a twist). Bon Appetite. Cook breakfast in bed​

Learn to juggle

Practice your circus skills. How long can you juggle? Break the world record of the most juggling catches
in one minute with three balls – 586! Learn to juggle

Looking for study tips and support?

Check out Studiosity accessible on Glen Eira Libraries website! Study tips with Studiosity

Listen to music

Are you missing live music? Why not watch a concert from your lounge room. Turn it up loud and dance like no one's watching. Listen to music

Stay connected with your community

Learn to fold origami hearts online. Post them to family and friends to let them know you are thinking about them. Or why not pop one in a neighbours letterbox to brighten their day. Learn how to fold origami 


Cook up a storm

Getting tired of your old recipes? Try cooking something new with cookbook author Kate Young. 

Cook up a storm


Want to learn more about your family history?

With some extra time at home – why not create your family tree? Speak with family members and record their stories. The library has resources online to help your journey. Learn how to research your family history online


Can you create a nature mandala?

Observe patterns in nature while you are enjoying your walk. Draw online, make with nature objects or colour one in. Visit the Sprouting wild ones — creating a nature mandala web page or Bayside City Council's — Create your own art with nature web page.

Get Active

Join GEL trainers anytime from your lounge room or backyard as they take you through a range of active routines. Visit our GEL Anywhere family and kids web page.

Make playdough

Looking for a fun activity with the kids? Make playdough! Share your playdough creations by tagging us on Facebook and use the hashtag #GEplay. Visit our Resources for online activities web page.

Join the penguin parade

We can’t get to Phillip Island but that doesn’t mean we need to miss out on seeing the penguins make their journey from the sea to their nests. Watch the penguin parade


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