Six of the Best: Live, Learn and Laugh During Lockdown


Who would have known the Little Penguins of Phillip Island would be the breakout superstars of the COVID-19 lockdown?

Since launching earlier this week, “Live Penguin TV,” a nightly live stream of Phillip Island’s much-loved Penguin Parade, has attracted approximately 50 gazillion viewers from around the world, with people of all ages glued to the web-feed of the little waddlers toddling up the beach and into their burrows at sunset.

You’ve got to see it.

Live Penguin TV is just one of the offerings of Victoria Together, an online hub of events, entertainment, learning and other digital activities to support Victorians through the coronavirus response.

Here’s the website for Victoria Together, which is the portal for a wide range of fun, engaging and educational things to do.

It’s really important that, during this time of restrictions on socialising and travel, we all find ways to stay connected with our community and the world.

And so we’re so pleased to see so many creative Australians rising to the challenge of COVID-19 by producing great online content to help people do just that.

It’s hard to top the penguins, but here’s six other terrific online offerings to help you during the lockdown.


The State of Music Presents: INTRODUCING

Each Friday, your favourite Aussie artists will introduce you to performances from top emerging acts.

The first episode on Friday 21 August, featured:

  • Paul Kelly introducing Jess Hitchcock
  • Eamon Sandwith (The Chats) introducing CLAMM
  • Josh Teskey (The Teskey Brothers) introducing Gena Rose Bruce


Find Your 30 At Home

Especially for parents, carers and kids – fun and creative challenges to help you enjoy 30 minutes of physical activity each day.


ACMI Online Learning Centre

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s Online Learning Centre is good one for parents looking to keep young minds active.

The resources are engaging, fun and free to use, and include lessons on art, animation, digital technologies, filmmaking and game making.


The Wholesome Hour

The Wholeseome Hour is a wild and raucous sketch comedy show for kids aged 5-10.

What happens when a bunch of award winning physical comedians get locked down in their costume filled sharehouse together? Songs, puppetry, mischief and fart jokes of course!


Wellbeing Victoria

The Wellbeing Victoria program is an online series of tailored wellbeing videos including exercise, yoga, mindfulness and meditation that can all be done at home.


The Standup Sessions

Melbourne International Comedy Festival has joined forces with Victoria Together to produce some seriously funny content for all Victorians to enjoy during lockdown.

The result is The Standup Sessions, starting Sept. 1, a brand new series featuring socially distanced comedy and chat with some of Melbourne’s favourite comedians, hosted by Nazeem Hussain.


We’ll keep you posted with info about more great online offerings as we learn about them!