Hello, Fawkner!


Supporting community-led projects in Fawkner.

What is it?

Hello Fawkner! is a three year project (finishing up mid-2021) that builds community cohesion, connection and respect for diversity in Fawkner.

Hello, Fawkner! includes a community leadership program for residents, a community newspaper an e-newsletter all about Fawkner, and a ‘small grants’ program to support community Harmony Day events.


It's free. 


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More information

Hello, Fawkner! e-newsletter

The Hello, Fawkner! e-newletter is a monthly publication, full of stories, events and goings-on in Fawkner. You can sign up for the e-newsletter anytime.

If you would like to contribute to future editions, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for volunteers to submit photos, illustrations, artwork, short articles, recipes and more. Send us an email at hellofawkner@merrihealth.org.au and let us know your idea. 

The Fawkner Times

The Fawkner Times is a community newspaper for Fawkner, designed as a forum to tell the stories of Fawkner and profile the people who make our community so great.

Our first edition came out in May 2019, and the next edition will be coming soon.

If you live in Fawkner, you might be lucky enough to receive a copy straight into your mailbox. If not, you can head to one of our community pick-up points:

  • Merri Health (Fawkner site)
  • The Fawkner Library
  • The Fawkner Community House
  • The Fawkner Leisure Centre
  • The Fawkner Food Bowls
  • The Community Grocer (Fawkner)
  • The Fork Shop
  • Fawkner Mini Mart  
  • The Kebab House

Alternatively, email us at hellofawkner@merrihealth.org.au and we’ll send you a copy.

Current edition

Vol. 1, May 2019

Click here to download this edition as a PDF.

Get involved

The Fawkner Times is currently produced by the Hello, Fawkner! team at Merri Health. In order for it to continue into the future, The Fawkner Times will need more community members involved in its production. If you are passionate about local news and would like to keep The Fawkner Times going, feel free to get in touch. You might even be studying media or journalism!

In the meantime, if you’ve got a story for the people of Fawkner, if you’ve lived here for a long time and seen the area change, if you’ve just moved here and would like to share your experience, or even if you’ve just got a favourite place you think deserves some coverage all you have to do is reach out and tell us about it and we can think about an article for the next edition.

Get in touch with the Hello, Fawkner! team at hellofawkner@merrihealth.org.au or call 1300 637 744

The 'Great Idea' Program 2019 – applications open November 2019 for the year 2020

The Great Idea Program is for Fawkner residents who are passionate about making Fawkner a great place to live. In our next program (running April 2020 to April 2021), we are looking for projects which celebrate cultural diversity. Participants receive support and a small amount of funding to see their project come to life!

Last year we supported 3 local projects:

  1. Cook Dine & Shine
  2. Fawkner Wholefoods Collective
  3. Of Fawkner

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$100 for Harmony Day! – applications open in December 2019 for March 2020

On 21 March 2019, people all over Australia will celebrate cultural diversity for Harmony Day!

Hello, Fawkner! will be offering $100 to Fawkner residents, community groups or schools to put towards a Harmony Day party – anytime during the month of March. Events should be welcoming to community members and celebrate the diverse people who live in Fawkner.

The Harmony Day website has a range of fantastic resources (such as invitations, posters and more) that you can use to promote your event.

To find out more or have a chat about your idea contact hellofawkner@merrihealth.org.au or call 1300 637 744.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

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