Looking for ways to keep entertained at home? These free resources will provide you with loads of content to read, watch and learn.
Do you have a passion for film making and the environment? Why not use your spare time to create a one-minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old mobile phones?
You don’t have to be an experienced filmmaker to take part – all you need is an idea, imagination and motivation.
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder. You can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media.
you.dj is a free online DJ app to mix music and videos in your browser. Easy to use, even for beginners.
PatternSketch is a free online drum machine. The sequencer and drum kits give you the power to create entire tracks. You can share your creations with your friends or invite them to collaborate.
Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Synchronised playback allows you to watch your favourite shows and movies at the same time as your mates, while staying connected via group chat.
Listen to a playlist at the same time as your friends. You can all add songs to the queue. If you don’t have Spotify, you could play a YouTube playlist together too.
Different Journeys is a social network for Autism Spectrum Disorder teens and young adults. Their mission is to empower young people with Autism by providing them with social platforms to create connections, celebrate and build communities.
Minus18 is Australia's organisation for LGBTQIA+ youth - smashing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia through life-affirming events, education and youth empowerment. They are running regular digital events during self-isolation check out the Facebook page for this weeks fun!
You can download eBooks and Audiobooks, stream movies and documentaries from Kanopy films, and access online courses through Lynda.
DuoLingo is a fun and free way to start learning a new language. Each lesson uses a variety of visual and engaging activities to learn vocabulary. It’s available on your desktop or on your favourite App store.
Game Builder is an online resource for people making their very first videogame!
Your first (and second, and third...) videogame will probably be simple, and it might not even work as well as you’d like it to. But remember you’re learning, and with each game you make you’ll pick up more skills and improve upon your last.
You know Cartoon Network from its great shows like Teen Titans Go, Victor and Valentino, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. If you’re a fan, you can visit their website, which is packed with awesome goodies.
There are games to play, videos to watch, quizzes to take, and activities to take. For example, you can learn how to draw your favorite characters or create a brand-new character to slot into one of Cartoon Network’s shows. If you like their line-up, you can also download their apps so that you can access all the fun when on the go.
IDAHOBIT Storytime with Tanya
Tanya, one of the Melbourne Libraries' storytellers, recorded this special rainbow storytime to celebrate IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. Join in and celebrate IDAHOBIT on any day of the year!
Crash Course is a YouTube channel that has fun animated educational videos on a wide range of topics including history, science, technology, language and much more. Appropriate for all Ages.
Scratch comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It’s a programming tool that is easy to get to grips with and can help you jump to other languages if you want. Using it, you can create stories, games, and animations and then share them with everyone on the website.
Victoria Together shares some of the best music, entertainment, nature and art our state has to offer. You can live stream free performances every weekend.
There are live stream cameras set up at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Zoo, so you can enjoy watching the animals from the comfort of home!
Watch the earth roll by, live from space, thanks to NASA.
Although Melbourne Museum’s doors might be closed, there’s still a whole lot to see. They’ve put together a range of online exhibitions for you to enjoy from the couch.
Check out famous artworks from the National Gallery of Victoria through these free virtual tours.
Explore the world through thousands of artworks and artefacts provided by over 1,000 international museums, galleries, and institutions from all around the globe. You can even upload a selfie to find your museum painting doppelganger.
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