Living Culture

Living Culture

Byron Bay Blues Fest
We headed to Bundjalung Country over Easter to be apart of the annual Blues Fest.  If you were up North you would have seen and heard the heartfelt and beautiful show on the MOJO stage at 5.45 – 6.45 paying tribute to Uncle Archie Roach.Did you come and find us on the weekend at the Archie Roach merch tent where we sold our fresh new tees?
Drift Festival
We excited and honoured to be inviting you to join in the opening of the Drift festival this year on the Mornington Peninsula.
This night will run as Deadly DRIFT- curated by Nathaniel Stewart and supported by Mornington Peninsula Shire.
Based at the Village Green for the duration of the multidisciplinary Arts festival alongside a showcase of first nations artists. We will be opening the Spiegletent for this years festival with a intimate showing of “Wash my Soul in the Rivers Flow” and “Heal Country”  This event will include  a Q & A on the night with Uncle Lionel and Tracee Hutchinson talking to family, people, place, Culture and Country.
Please be seated by 5.50 for special guests family dancers, welcome drink and yidaki.
The event is on Friday the 21st of April on the Rosebud foreshore and it is a free event

Living Culture Ltd is a non-profit organisation based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia providing Indigenous Educational programs and healing meditation sessions, including guided walks and talks, sharing knowledge of traditional bush tucker and medicinal plants,  Yidaki led meditation and sound healing, cultural workshops and traditional art making. Guided walks and Meditation healing sessions take place in a variety of stunning locations, both coastal and bush settings of indigenous significance and abundance of native fauna and flora.

Rack Them Up Nexus Pool Night 15 June 2023

Rack Them Up Nexus Pool Night 15 June 2023

Start time 4:00 pm RSVP 12 June 2023

Come Play pool have a drink and make friends at Oakleigh RSL.

Pool is a popular game that is played all over the world by millions of people. However, there are many different varieties of the game, all with distinctly different rules and regulations. By far, the most popular forms of the game are the ones that originated in the USA, known as ‘eight-ball’ and ‘nine-ball’ pool.

Both are played on a normal sized pool table with the regulation six pockets and both have multiple championships around the world. However, it is eight-ball that is the more common game – the one you’ll most likely see being played at your local pool hall and the one that most people first think of when the word pool is mentioned.

Eight-ball pool can be played as a singles or doubles game and is played with cues and 16 balls, 15 object balls, and one cue ball (the ball the players strike to try and hit the other balls). Pool can be a relatively high-speed game compared to its close relatives snooker and billiards but that makes it no less skilful with players requiring a high degree of skill, concentration, and tactical thinking to play the game at a high level

Kids Activities – Kookaburra Kids

Kids Activities – Kookaburra Kids

The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports young people aged 8 -18 years. Our unique programs are offered free of charge and are clinically designed to mix mental health education with fun!

Please feel free to pass on my information to any defence families you think maybe interested in our programs.

Kookaburra Kids has some great activities free activities coming up, with the details attached to this email. Let me know if you can’t access them.

Any help in promoting this in any of your newsletters would be much appreciated. Also, if you have any people in mind who would benefit from these programs, please feel free to refer them through (with parent permission) to the following link or if you give them my details, I am happy to have a chat to them and help with the referral process.

In the meantime, have a look at what we offer.

CAMPS – Our 2-night camps provide young people with opportunity to participate in recreational activities and chat group – a facilitated discussion that creates an opportunity to connect, share their experiences and learn about mental illness and how it affects families; whilst discovering and improving their coping skills and resilience.


ACTIVITY DAYS – Activity days are held regularly and provide an opportunity for young people to have fun, connect, improve mental health literacy and help-seeking behaviours. All activity days include Chat Group and ensure our Kookaburra kids feel consistently supported.


CONNECT -Delivered online making it accessible to all our Kookaburra Kids, no matter their location. This program has been designed to strengthen bonds between our young people, build safe and positive help-seeking behaviours, while increasing their sense of belonging and connectedness.

How do families get on program? 

Just refer via our website, or pass out my details, so I can help them follow through with the online referral form. It can be overwhelming to see the form but just keep in mind – mental health within the family can be:

  1. Young person doesn’t like new location.
  2. Young person not making friends.
  3. Mum has depression.
  4. Dad has anxiety.
  5. Mum’s away a lot.
  6. Dad has PTSD.
  7. Sister chews nails and is anxious.

The range varies, and we find every defence serving and veteran young person has gone through mental health situations. This is a program to support them and the journey here in Victoria, then when posted out they can connect with other young people around Australia. 

If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Lauren Munro Defence Community Liaison Officer Victoria
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

Mobile 0460 880 363
Phone 1300 566 525

Vets in the park BBQ 15 June 2023

Vets in the park BBQ 15 June 2023

We will be running this event on Thursday 15 June 2023. 5:00 Pm RSVP 12 June 2023

Nexus and Oakleigh RSL Invite veteran and serving members to a BBQ. Family welcome.

Location: Oakleigh RSL

Drummond St
Oakleigh VIC

The concept of the gathering is informal and Nexus through Oakleigh and various RSLs will provide a free bbq with drinks (soft only I’m afraid, but if you want to buy some drinks the bar will be available). 

Last year we had some great gatherings with first responders and others, so bring along a buddy, partner and/or family and enjoy this gathering in a very friendly setting. Drop in for a snag with fellow veterans from 5 Pm to 7 Pm

ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills

ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills

The Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program (ADF ARRTS) is an engaging 4-week residential program that helps build confidence and resilience in people who are experiencing health and wellbeing challenges related to service in the ADF, ACT Emergency Services, and the Australian Federal Police.

It is open to current serving members, including those transitioning from the ADF, and veterans who have transitioned within the past 3 years.

The program is held at the University of Canberra.

Training and mentoring is provided by arts practitioners in 3 streams:

  1. visual arts
  2. music and rhythm
  3. creative writing.

No previous experience in the arts is required.

The cost of tuition, mentoring, travel, accommodation, and allowances are covered by the ADF ARRTS program for eligible participants.

Please note that all ADF ARRTS programs will follow CDF/SEC COVID-19 Directives and be conducted in accordance with Commonwealth, State, and Territory health advice.

ADF ARRTS 2023 Programs will be conducted:

  • 29 October – 24 November 2023. Application period will be open from 3 July – 25 September 2023.

Request an application form via the contacts below.
For current ADF members, the application form is available on the Defence intranet within the Forms Portal (form AF028).

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Who wants to be a millionaire tickets May 2023.

Who wants to be a millionaire tickets May 2023.

pleased to announce the following record dates:


Thursday 18th May 2023

Monday 22nd May 2023

Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Tickets are FREE, snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day, and all audience members are entered into a draw to win Cash Prizes. 

You can book your tickets here:

(Alternatively, you can call 9420 3422 or reply to this email to book your tickets)

Session Times Explained:

  • 8:30AM – 1:00PM (Includes snacks + entry to morning raffle)
  • 12.30PM – 5:00PM (Includes snacks + entry to afternoon raffle)
  • Both sessions (Includes snacks and entry to both raffles)

** All audience must be aged 15 +

iFLY Melbourne Memberships

iFLY Melbourne Memberships

Flyers of All Ages

You can. So can anyone you’d like to bring with you. We offer a safe, fun, and overall awesome experience for all flyers.

  • Flyers can be as young as 3 years old.
  • Ages 17 and below need a parent or guardian to sign their waiver.
  • There is no upper age limit to fly. Even people over 100 have flown with iFLY!

iFLY has joined with Nexus with a 50% membership. Contact David on 0400144840 for details,

Brighton Baths Day Passes Available Now

Brighton Baths Day Passes Available Now


Free passes for full access available for Nexus members. Contact David on 0400 144 540 to obtain.

For over 136 years the Brighton Baths has been an iconic epicenter for local recreation in Melbourne – a place where people came to experience a sense of community. The Brighton Baths have outlasted 29 prime ministers, survived 2 world wars, and are one of only two remaining sea baths in all of Victoria. Community values are still at the heart of everything we do; however, the Brighton Baths have transmuted from a swim club into an all-inclusive, one-of-a-kind destination for Fitness, Lifestyle, and Wellbeing.

  • Monday – Thursday : 5.30am – 9pm
  • Friday : 5.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday : 6:00am – 6pm
  • Sunday : 7.00am – 6pm
  • Public Holidays : 8:00am – 4pm *weather dependent and may be extended during good weather
  • Christmas & Good Friday : Closed
  • Spring/Summer : Sat & Sun until 6pm
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