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School Holiday Program

Winter School Holiday Program cancelled

Bayside City Council is committed to maintaining the health of staff and the community. Council is closely monitoring the ever-evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and actively taking steps to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19 based on the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.

As a result, Council has made the decision to cancel any Winter school holiday programs for 2020. 

Visit DHHS website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

If you have further enquiries about this email please contact Youth Services directly on ph. 03 9599 4622 or email youth_services [at] bayside.vic.gov.au.

Find out more

About the program

The Youth Services team run a two-week program every Victorian school holidays for young people aged 10 to 17.

All activities are supervised by our fully qualified Youth Services staff and are mostly based at the Peterson Youth Centre (corner of Highett Road and Peterson Street, Highett).

A 50% discount is available to Bayside young people named on a health care card or equivalent.

Fees and requirements

Fees start from $30 for Bayside residents and include:

  • the activity cost
  • transport (excluding public transport)
  • healthy snacks and/or lunch (depending on time/length session)

Payment is required at the time of booking. No alterations, refunds or transfers can be made.

For non-Bayside residents, an additional fee of $47 per activity per person applies.

Some activities require waivers which can be downloaded, completed and emailed to youth_services [at] bayside.vic.gov.au.

Read the important information and waiver forms prior to booking into the program.

For other questions, contact Youth Services on (03) 9599 4622 or email youth_services [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: School%20holiday%20program%20enquiry) .

Annual registration

All families must register annually to capture important information before bookings may be made. 

To register for the Bayside School Holiday Program you will need the following documents (if applicable).

  • Current medical plans with clear photo image (asthma, anaphylaxis, epilepsy etc.)
  • Current health care card (not medicare, must be centrelink issued)
  • Court Orders
  • Emergency contact name and number (other than listed parent/guardians)

The above information can be uploaded during the form submission. If you have any additional documents please contact Youth Services on (03) 9599 4622 or email information to youth_services [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: School%20holiday%20program%20enquiry)

Register your family for 2020

Registrations can take 3–5 business days to process.

Once registered, families will be issued with unique booking codes that are valid for the calendar year. 

We always recommend booking early, so join our mailing list to find out about school holiday booking dates, program and events. 

Pick up and drop off

Unless otherwise stated, drop off and pick ups are at Peterson Youth Centre, Corner Highett Road and Peterson Street, Highett.


A 2020 annual family registration is required before bookings can be made throughout the year.

Autumn School Holiday Program

Due to Covid-19 the autumn school holiday program is cancelled.

Winter School Holiday Program

Due to Covid-19 the winter school holiday program is cancelled. Follow us on social media or join our mailing list for updated information.

Spring School Holiday Program

Bookings open 10am Thursday 27 August and close 5pm, Thursday, 10 September.