connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


1 July 2019 - Annual Eid Festival to return to Gippsland

Annual Eid Festival to return to Gippsland

1 July 2019

Gippsland residents and visitors are invited to the Eid Festival on Sunday 7 July 2019 at Old Gippstown in Moe.

The annual festival celebrates the end of Ramadan, a holy month of contemplation, prayer and renewal of faith. With all members of the community welcome at the festival, it also provides an opportunity for people of Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds to come together and strengthen connections in the community.

The event includes free rides, face painting, an animal farm, jumping castle and henna tattoos, and popcorn. Food and drinks can be purchased from a range of food vans offering Pakistani, barbeque, baked potatoes, pizza, cakes and slices, and coffee.

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is proud to support the Festival, which is hosted by the United Muslim Sisters of Latrobe Valley Inc, and sponsored by the Latrobe Valley Authority, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Community Health Service, Gippsland Ethnic Communities’ Council and Centre for Multicultural Youth.

Kylie Lancaster, RAV’s Acting Senior Manager Gippsland, said that Eid was an important milestone in the Muslim calendar and that the festival was a meaningful event for Gippsland.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to not only mark the end of Ramadan, but also show our support for the Muslim community and celebrate diversity,” she said.

“This event has been embraced by locals in previous years, and we invite all Gippsland residents and visitors to join in this year’s Eid Festival.”

Entrance to the festival costs $5 per person or $20 per family. The festival will be held from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 7 July 2019, at Old Gippstown, Gippsland’s Heritage Park, located at 211 Lloyd Street, Moe.


Media Contact:

Kylie Lancaster, Acting Senior Manager Gippsland

Ph: 0447 697 659

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