Planned System Outage - Sunday, 1 August

Online requests and our LeisureFit Centres fitness classes booking system (Envibe) will not be available on Sunday, 1 August from 7.00pm to 10.00pm as those systems undergo important upgrades.

Online and phone payments will remain available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Friendly Neighbourhoods Grants

Celebrate in Harmony with your Neighbours

Your party is on us! We’re providing Friendly Neighbour “Harmony” grants (up to $200) for local households to host a verge / street or local park party that celebrates harmony, diversity and friendly neighbours. Let’s celebrate the variety cultural backgrounds, experiences and interests in our communities!

Party hosts will be provided with ‘host packs’ that include Harmony Day branded invitations and posters to help promote an event, plus tips on how to host a successful neighbourhood gathering. Hosts can connect to the Harmony Week  website which has even more ideas on how to celebrate diversity. 

Hosts will be required to provide feedback from their local event in the form of a head count of participants plus photos, stories, artwork and/or learnings of their event that express the themes of diversity and ‘friendly neighbours’. 

Feedback can be submitted to or dropped off at the City of Melville Civic Centre, Community Centres or our Libraries by Sunday, 11 July 2021.


Grant applications close Sunday, 20 June 2021.

Apply Now

Quenda Corner

Harmony drawing or writing competition - What does Harmony Week and Neighbour Day mean to you.

Submit your  before Sunday, 11 July 2021.

All entries will go into a prize draw to win kids packs, family meal vouchers and more!

Harmony/Neighbour Day Drawing and Writing competition Terms and Conditions.


Friendly Neighbourhood Grants

Friendly Neighbourhoods Grants up to $200.00 are available for individuals and community groups to host events that help connect local communities.

The City is keen to support events that promote Friendly Neighbourhoods, through connecting local communities and help build new networks. This may include welcoming newcomers to an area and/or encouraging community participation.

Existing community groups such as school and sporting groups are not encouraged to apply.


  • Must be a resident or/and businesses within the City of Melville
  • Events hosted within the City of Melville
  • Events will take place at least four weeks after the grant application is submitted
  • Applicant must have completed acquittal from any previous funding


  • Up to $200.00 can be funded per calendar year
  • Events must be hosted within the City of Melville on public property. E.g. parks, verges 
  • Grants are only available to the City of Melville community. E.g. residents and local businesses
  • Applicants should allow four weeks from the time the application is received to receive the funds
  • Copies of receipts and photos of the event must be submitted within one month of the event to acquit the funds. 
  • Examples of things that can be funded include sausages, buns, condiments etc. for sausage sizzles, catering for street parties, cost to print Friendly Neighbour cards to promote events, coffee van for a street event, etc.
  • Examples of things that will not be funded include confectionary, soft drinks, presents or gifts.

How much funding can I ask for?

Funding amounts will be determined by the number of attendees expected at the event.  As a guide:

  • 20-40 people $100.00
  • 40-60 people $150.00
  • 60 + maximum of $200.00


  • The following will not be considered for funding:
  • Events at the rear of properties (backyards)
  • Events taking place outside the prescribed timeline (4 weeks)
  • Alcohol and permits to consume alcohol
  • Private or invitation only events.

Grant Acquittal 

  • Copies of receipts, photos and evidence the event has been promoted to the wider community needs to be submitted within 1 month of event to acquit the funds.
  • If acquittal requirements are not met, recipients may be asked to reimburse the funding.

 Apply Now

Contact Us

It’s recommended that you contact us for support and advice prior to applying. Please email the Healthy Melville Coordinator or call 9364 0280.

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