Activate Whitehorse

Activate Whitehorse is a Council placemaking initiative that encourages people to work together to activate places in Whitehorse.

Upcoming events

  • 25 May, 10am -1pm at Brentford Square, Forest Hill - Senior's craft with Lisa Sykes.
  • 26 May, 10am -1pm at Britannia Mall - Circus performer, Gentleman Jim Slim.
  • 27 May, 10am -12pm at Box Hill Mall - Circus Street theatre, Antigravity.
  • 28 May, 10am -1pm at Mont Albert Village - 50's Crooner, Frank Lee Darling.

What is an Activation?

An activation is an activity or program that creates an opportunity for people to connect with one another in a public space.

An activation program may be influenced by arts, culture, learning and wellbeing and promotes inclusiveness, being available to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For example, an activation may take the form of music, games, tai chi, visual arts, or a book exchange.

Activation Pods

Council have created dedicated activation pods located at Box Hill Mall, Britannia Mall, Mitcham and Brentford Square Shopping Centre, Forest Hill for Whitehorse community groups, charitable/not-for-profit groups, and activation teams to host and coordinate activations.

These activation pods can be hired for activations. You must meet the Activation Pod Booking guidelines ( PDF 181.97KB)

Activation Booster Fund

The Activation Booster Fund is a quick response fund to support community groups to book an activation pod and deliver an activation.

Applicants must meet the assessment and eligibility criteria set out in the Whitehorse Activation Booster Fund Guidelines ( PDF 123.95KB) prior to applying for the Whitehorse Activation Booster Fund.

Acknowledgement of Country 

Whitehorse City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

If you are a musician, artists, workshops facilitator, can conduct exercise groups or share a skill, register your details to be notified of future opportunities.