5 Moonee Valley Facebook Community Groups for Staying Connected Online

Staying connected with your community online during lockdown is a great way to keep up to date with local news, discover new and exciting things about your neighbourhood, seek restaurant reviews, support small businesses, share picnic locations and give or receive items of need.

Below are 7 Moonee Valley Facebook Community Groups worth checking out. Please review the latest government restrictions before giving or receiving items within these groups and read the group rules before posting. 

1. Moonee Valley Garden Group

A gardening group for those located in the Moonee Valley area to swap, sell & buy seeds, plants & seedlings, and ask questions about gardening. Suburbs covered for pickup are Flemington, Travancore, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Aberfeldie, Niddrie, Essendon West, Essendon, Essendon North, Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Airport West and Essendon Fields. 

Restrictions permitting, they hold swap meets at the Ascot Vale Uniting Church Community Garden on Maribyrnong Rd on the last Sunday of the month from 12pm to 1pm, where a cup of tea is provided. Everyone brings something to swap and takes home something new and exciting to grow. The Ascot Vale Uniting Church also has a peace garden, which everyone is invited to use for meditation and relaxation.

Join Moonee Valley Garden Group

2. Essendon Good Karma Network

Being a member of this group is an opportunity to contribute to the lives of the people who live in our community and to encourage others to do the same. This group encourages compassion and collaboration within our community and can provide help to make other’s lives easier, better and more content. The values of the group are openness, compassion, empathy, collaboration, unity and inclusion, positivity, empowerment and action.

We all encounter challenges from time to time, and between us, we have resources, knowledge, time and skills to share. When we ask for help we invite connection, as well as the opportunity to assist others. As individuals, we come with different perspectives, which has the potential to provide solutions that we may not have come up with ourselves.

This group is useful for all sorts of things, including...

  • getting helpful advice (e.g. computer problems, car troubles, study assistance, restaurant recommendations/reviews, etc.)
  • car-pooling
  • finding lost pets
  • borrowing of tools or similar
  • dog walking or pet feeding
  • help with gardening/shopping/renovating, house sitting or mail collection
  • babysitting
  • book swapping
  • finding other people to exercise with
  • passing on excess harvest, seedlings or compost
  • giving away items you no longer need… and the list goes on! 

Join the Essendon Good Karma Network below and start spreading kindness!


3. North West - Business & Community

This group was created by five women keen to shine a spotlight on all the incredible local businesses and community events in the North Western suburbs of Melbourne. It's a place to support both women in business as well as women in the local community. They believe in connecting women, building relationships, community over competition and most importantly, women supporting women.


4. Moonee Valley Sustainability Forum

A community of people in Moonee Valley who are interested in sustainability, environment and climate change issues.


5. Moonee Valley Community Noticeboard 

Think the Notice Board at your local IGA... Browse posts about local businesses, local music lessons, local things to sell, buy, swap, pics of missing pets (and new pets!). The group covers suburbs including...


6. Moonee Valley Happy Stories

This is a happy place. A place to share positive, inspiring stories of people and businesses in Moonee Valley doing great things. Please share stories of inspiration, acts of kindness, connect people to resources and provide helpful tips and tricks. Let's spread happiness and kindness and get through this challenging time together. Please feel free to invite your Facebook friends and businesses to share their happy stories.


7. Moonee Valley Business Support

A business networking group for businesses in and around Moonee Valley - so Melbourne's inner north-western suburbs. A place to share advice, create referrals and collaborate on business opportunities.

Join Moonee Valley Business Support Group

Are you a member or admin of a Moonee Valley Facebook Group we should include in our list? Let us know so we can feature it above!