Westside FReeZA Committee

Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, all Westside FreeZa meetings have been cancelled until further notice. 

Westside FReeZA is a group of local young people (12-25) that come together to plan and stage live events and workshops in Hobsons Bay. While registrations for 2020 are now closed, keep an eye out later in the year for more information on how to register your interest for 2021!


  • provide music and arts based events for young people living in Hobsons Bay
  • provide the opportunity to learn and develop skills in the music industry, such as organising events and developing personal skills
  • undertake training in audio engineering to record bands and artists in the recording studio at Newport Community Hub
  • give people the opportunity to interact with new peers and Youth Services staff members

Key outcomes

  • offer the opportunity for young people to develop skills in the music industry and organising events
  • promote the ability to participate in safe, secure, drug, alcohol and smoke free events
  • showcase musical young talents in Hobsons Bay area


  • developing ‘FReeZA’ events 
  • develop audio technician skills
  • record bands and artists in the Recording Studio
  • get qualifications such as food handling, first aid and more
  • booking bands and artists
  • hiring venues and security
  • organising staging, sound and lighting
  • stage managing
  • operating kiosk and first aid operation
  • designing and distributing advertisement material


Westside FReeZA meets every second Wednesday during school terms from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Hobsons Bay UP, Level 1, 13 Mason Street, Newport.

Visit the Westside FReeZA Facebook Page to keep up to date with events happening around Hobsons Bay. 

For more information on Westside FReeZA contact Hobsons Bay UP on adminys@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au