All Victorians have a story to tell and the Victorian Community History Awards 2009, proudly sponsored by Information Victoria, aims to keep these true stories alive.
If you have created a community history work that you'd like to enter, you can do so until Friday 27 February 2009.
There are some great prizes to be won, with $5,000 for the overall winner and six $1,000 prizes for the finalists of each category. The categories for 2009 are:
The variety of categories acknowledges that history can be told in many formats. Entries are judged on content and presentation with a view to encouraging innovative ways of recording community history across the State to reach and enrich all Victorians.
Find out more about the Victorian Community History Awards.
All Victorian students in Prep to Year 10, including students who learn at home are invited to participate in the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge.
The Challenge aims to promote a love of reading. It is not a competition, but a challenge to each student.
The 2009 Challenge opened on Monday 2 February and will close on Monday 31 August 2009.
Visit the Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge website.
As part of improving our service to the general public, the Department of Planning and Community Development is moving our first point of contact for planning enquiries to Information Victoria.
From 2 February 2009, general planning enquiries should be directed to Information Victoria at 1300 366 356 (local call cost) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Victoria provides a quality service in terms of directing callers to the relevant part of government (regardless of government structures).
We believe that this change will deliver a seamless service to the general public and look forward to the benefits it will provide to our stakeholders.
Remember, the DSE 136 186 number for planning will cease operation on 2 February 2009. Information Victoria at 1300 366 356 replaces this service.
Subscriptions to the Planning Matters email alert service now number over 2200. Why not subscribe to this free weekly service and receive current information?
All archived planning information has been transferred to the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV).
Historical planning information is now secure for the future and accessible to the public at no charge.
New Format Planning Scheme maps and ordinance from 1946 to 1997 are available in hardcopy format.
You can search the PROV web site at www.prov.vic.gov.au to identify the information you need and some of the information will be available online.
Last Tram at 11 - Tramways of Ballarat Bendigo Geelong
by Scott, William F @ $59.95
Owners Corporation in Victoria
by Leshinsky, Rebecca & Libbis, Simon @ $49.95
Victorian Railways - The Way It Was
by Davies, Rod & Lloyd @ $49.95
Newstead Mechanics Institute - Its Role in the Life of a Central Victorian Community
by Haas, Adrian @ $25.00
Triangle of Tranquillity - 150 Years of the Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery 1859-2009
by Turnbull, Glen @ $26.00
In God's Acre - A History of the Elphinstone Cemetery Victoria
by Walker, Beverley J @ $37.25
Melbourne to Brisbane via the Newell Highway and the East Coast Map
(6th Edition 2009) by Hema Maps @ $7.95
Bogong Alpine Area - Outdoor Recreation Guide
by Spatial Vision @ $11.95
Preparedness to Respond to Terrorism Incidents: Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure
by Victorian Auditor-General @ $20.00
To purchase official copies of legislation, please use the links below.
|A7405||Summary Offences Act 1966 Rp 10||$15.75|
|A6213||Cancer Act 1958 Rp 8||$12.20|
|A53.98||Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 Rp 6||$21.50|
|A10189||Dangerous Goods Act 1985 Rp 8||$18.65|
|A8750||Constitution Act 1975 Rp 19||$21.50|
|A6230||County Court Act 1958 Rp 13||$18.65|
|A9212||Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 Rp 9||$15.75|
|A109.97||Residential Tenancies Act 1997 Rp 5||$25.75|
|A36.01||Whistleblower's Protection Act 2001 Rp 2||$15.75|
|A49.91||Sentencing Act 1991 Rp 11||$30.10|
Visit the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website to view online versions of all Victorian acts and statutory rules.
Last Tram at 11 - Tramways of Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong
The story of Victoria's provincial tramway systems at Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong.
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There are many different types of volunteer roles at CFA.