Activate Group Photo

Activate is a program for young people aged 10-17 yrs living in the Chadstone/Ashwood area.

The program offers free activities in a supervised and safe environment with incredible equipment including pool tables, a full basketball court, Play station and Nintendo Wii.

Activate workers arrange some food for the night and young people can help participate in the food preparation process.

Activate workers are all qualified Youth Workers able to offer support and someone to talk to if required.


Where does Activate happen?

Activate is run at the Batesford Community Centre, Corner Batesford Road and Power Avenue, Chadstone VIC 3148.

When does Activate happen?

Activate is open Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm (except on public holidays and school holidays). We occasionally have social outings during the school holidays.

Why did it come about?

Monash Youth Services have an ongoing commitment to the Young People in the Chadstone/Ashwood area. We provide young people with recreational activities in a supportive and supervised environment. All projects and activities are developed and coordinated in partnership with the Young Advisors group.

For more information contact Monash Youth Services on (03) 9518 3900 or send an email to

Participant Testimonial

"It’s nice to go somewhere after school to have fun and hang out with friends without the hassle of organizing somewhere ourselves to have fun"

Some thoughts from the young people after the visit and workshop by the Australian Dodgeball Team:

"I loved it and it was very fun thank you"

"I loved it, it was very exciting that the Australian people came.  It was exciting."

"Amazing program tonight with the Dodgeball team.  Hope you get youth Dodgeball league started.  Thank you"

Essential Information

  • Wednesday
  • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Batesford Community Centre,
    Corner Batesford Rd and Power Ave
    Chadstone VIC 3148
    (03) 9518 3900

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Last updated: 22 October 2019