Hume Youth Productions and Events (HYPE) FReeZA Program

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Hume's FReeZA Committee Hume Youth Productions & Events (HYPE) is a group of local young people aged from 12 to 24 who plan and organise events for young people in Hume. Guided by our Youth Support Officers, committee members are given the chance to learn valuable skills in event management & planning.   

FReeZA is a State Government initiative that gives young people the opportunity to lead the planning and event management of live music, art and cultural events within their local communities. As one of the state-wide providers, Hume City Council's FReeZA program provides performance opportunities for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their talent through various events. All FReeZA events are fully supervised and drug, alcohol, and smoke free.    

HYPE FReeZA is now recruiting! 

If HYPE sounds like the thing for you, please submit an Expression of Interest below!

Join the HYPE Committee!

See below to find out more about what becoming a HYPE member involves.

What is involved in being a HYPE member?

Committee members will have the opportunity to develop skills in a range of areas including:  

  • Brainstorming and planning events 
  • Creating run sheets & logistics planning
  • Budgeting & financial responsibilities  
  • Contacting and allocating performers  
  • Designing promotional material 
  • Sound and production  
  • Photography  
  • Managing budgets  
  • Contacting and booking suppliers 
  • Organising risk management procedures  
  • Formal and informal training opportunities 
  • Event briefing & debrief meetings  

Committee members are required to manage and run events on the day, including managing performers, vendors, and external stakeholders (first aid, security and amenities etc.). 

When do the HYPE committee meet?

Being a participant of Hume City Council's HYPE committee requires a significant level of commitment from all committee members on a regular basis. HYPE runs during school term on a weekly basis, events can take place on Friday evenings, weekends and during the school holiday periods.   

When: Thursdays

Time: 4.30pm – 6pm 

Where: Held across Craigieburn and Sunbury Youth Centres on an alternating timetable with the ability to meet online through Microsoft Teams.  

Who can join the HYPE committee?

HYPE committee members are required to: 

  • Be aged between 12 - 24 years old.  Young people aged 18 and above are required to obtain a “volunteer” Working with Children Check (WWCC). Young people who are accepted on the program, support will be provided to assist in obtaining a WWCC.
  • Live, work, study or have a strong connection to the Hume Area.

  • Attend and commit to at least 70% of weekly meetings. 

  • Attend HYPE committee events and training opportunities.  

FReeZA Performer Opportunities

Calling all performers! Are you a band, performer, artist or creative?

Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) for future performance opportunities.

FReeZA Performer EOI

If you have any questions, please contact us at or on 9205 2556