Connect Youth Group – Parramatta
Get together every fortnight to chat about managing stress, family relationships, keeping up with school work and finding time to have fun!
Who: High school aged young men whose parents are separated
When: Thursday 8 February – Thursday 5 April 2018. Meeting fortnightly from 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Where: Uniting Counselling and Mediation, Level 6, 146 Marsden Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Cost: FREEread more
Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre Open Days – Campbelltown
Reach workshops – Various Locations
Reach runs a variety of workshops for young people aged 10 to 18 years across NSW, some involving nights away while others run over the course of a few weeks. Hop onto their website for more information about types of events and the costs involved, and for more information be sure to email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All their workshops are 100% youth-led and are based out of Reach hubs in schools and communities across the state.read more
QEII Twilight Markets – Albury
Spend your Thursday night outdoors and take a stroll through the QEII Twilight Markets at QEII Square in Albury. Check out over 80 stalls and listen to live music, or enjoy the Albury City’s Creative Space and create your own works of art. This is a fabulous family event that is not to be missed!
When: Markets are held on the second Thursday of every month (from October to March)
Where: Dean Street, QEII Square, Albury NSW 2640read more
FREE WayAhead Anxiety Support Groups – Various Locations
October is Mental Health Month, and while WayAhead are committed to raising awareness and promoting positive connections during this time, they do run support groups all year around that are worth checking out. Their groups for those experiencing anxiety are running across the state for the rest of the year, with the next few held in Rutherford, Glebe, Springwood, Dapto, Marrickville, Wyoming… there are too many to name!
Hop onto their events calendar to find an event near you, and make sure you check out the other awesome supports that WayAhead have on offer.read more
FREE Our Space “Bangers and Mingle” social event – Eastwood
The Christian Community Aid are hosting a fun sausage sizzle once a month in Eastwood – Bangers and Mingle! It’s a social event for young people to catch up with friends, support each other through school-related stresses and learn the skills to be able to lead a more balanced life.
When: the first Tuesday of every month, from 3pm – 5pm (5 September, 3 October, 7 November and 5 December)
Where: Our Space, 167 Shaftsbury Road, Eastwood
For more information, please call the CCA on 9858 3222. Download the flyer here!read more
Community Markets – Broken Hill
Head on over to the awesome markets once a month at Broken Hill. Get your hands on and enjoy local produce, coffee, jams, sauces, clothing, jewellery and more!
When: Monthly – 9th of September 2017, 14th of October 2017, 11th of November 2017 and 9th of December 2017
Where: 200 Beryl Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
For more info: Click hereread more
FREE homework and English tuition club for newly arrived migrants – Rockdale
There is an awesome study club happening at the Rockdale Library, offering support and tuition for young people who are studying at high school or at an Intensive English Centre and who are learning English as an additional language. Get involved today! Spaces are limited, so register online or contact Salvin on 9597 5455 or email@example.com.
Who: young, newly arrived migrants aged 15-24
When: Every Wednesday during the school term, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Where: Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale
Click here to download the flyer!read more
FREE Pelican Feeding – The Entrance
Pelican feeding is a very popular activity that occurs daily at The Entrance. As fun as it is for us, it also allows volunteer keepers the opportunity to check the pelicans and make sure they are not injured or hurt. A great afternoon for a good cause!
When: 3.30pm daily
Where: Memorial Park at The Entrance
For more info: Click hereread more
FREE Stargazing – Parkes
The Visitors Centre at The Parkes Observatory is giving you the opportunity to view “The Dish” and witness the amazing Milky Way in the evening sky!
When: 8.30 am to 4.15 pm every day except Christmas and Boxing Day
Where: The Visitors Centre, Newell Highway Parkes NSW 2870
For more info: Click hereread more
Community Wood Fire Oven – Albury
Head over to the local community wood fire ovens in Albury to bake, share cooking ideas and meet new people!
Not feeling confident to bake on your own? That’s okay! There is an oven coordinator that will help and guide you.
Where: Hovell Tree Park, near the Albury Swim Centre
When: Every second Sunday
For more info: Click hereread more
YC Group Activities through 3Bridges Community – Various Locations
3Bridges Community are holding free and low-cost activities for YCs including coffee meet-ups, trivia and an afternoon with a guest speaker. These activities take place at the end of each month, from August to November, and registration is open now! Please see their flyer for more information or get in touch with the 3Bridges Community Carers Support Team on 1300 327 434 and firstname.lastname@example.org more
FREE Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail
Do you like experiencing the great outdoors? Feel like putting on your explorer hat?
Why not use your wonderful imagination to discover the many fairy houses that hold a positive message inside!
Where: There is a map available at The Visitors Centre at Brunswick Heads
For more info: Click hereread more
Free! Movies at Your Library – Wollongong
FREE Bushwalking – Lake Parramatta
Do you enjoy exploring? Do you have a passion for nature and the great outdoors? Why not take up bushwalking with family or friends at Lake Parramatta! No matter your experience level, there is a walking path for you. Don’t miss out!
When: Gates open at 6.30am and close at 5.30pm
Where: Main entrance from Lackey Street off Bourke Street, North Parramatta
More information: Click hereread more
Young Carer Social Group – South East Sydney CRCC
Do you feel like you need a bit of a break? Need support with school, or want to have fun?
The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) run a great social group that can support you with your emotional wellbeing, education and connecting with others.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people and to have a great time!
Who: Young carers
More information: Contact Kimberly on 1800 917 139 or email email@example.com more
UAB: Arts&Music Based Program – Double Bay
Urban Arts Base (UAB) is a unique community arts and music based program that assists young people, aged 15 -30, in their recovery from mental health challenges. Anglicare auspices the program. UAB offers a safe, non-judgmental, creative environment to encourage and empower participants to make their own creative and artistic decisions. Participants also gain the necessary skills to re-engage in education, employment and vocational training too!
Who: Young people aged between 15-30 years
When: Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm – 3pm
Where: 1 Cross Street, Double Bay
Cost: FREE (but please call first to see if you are eligible)!
More Info: Please call the Studio on Thursday and Friday on 9328 3014 or click here!read more
Hercules House Program – Chatswood
Hercules House in Chatswood is a friendly and positive environment in which those with a mental illness can engage in their choice of various facilities and support, or activities and groups that encourage socialisation, development of life skills, educational and supportive groups! The timetable changes each month, so click below to see what’s on!
Who: Anyone over 18 years
When: Click below to access the website and view the calendar!
Where: 51 Hercules Street, Chatswood
More information: Please call (02) 9199 6190 or click here!read more
CommBank Indigenous Careers Programs – Statewide
CommBank has a strong commitment to promote social, economic and financial inclusion for Australia’s First Peoples. They are determined to provide outstanding careers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a variety of opportunities including traineeships, internship and graduate opportunities! Apply now!
Who: Indigenous students
- School Based Traineeships
- Full-Time Traineeships
- University Internships AND
- Experienced Hire Opportunities
Paid training for young people seeking employment – Rockdale
Looking for a job? Need job-skills training, assistance with obtaining licences, tutoring and support? The iWorx Program aims to help young people with little or no work experience to find and keep paid employment! This training is organised by Exodus Youth Worx!
When: Apply anytime!
Where: 2/440 West Botany Street, Rockdale
Cost: FREE!read more
Join the Green Army! – Statewide
The Green Army is an awesome Australian Government initiative open to young people including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers who are looking for employment to develop skills, undertake training and gain experience in the delivery of conservation – this can help you enter the workforce, improve your career opportunities or further your education and training. The Green Army provides all the tools and training required for each project – you even get paid an allowance! Wooooo!
Who: Young people aged between 17-24 years
When: Various locations and times across NSW
Where: Various locations and times across NSW
Cost: FREE (you even get paid)!read more
Writing Club at Henty Library – Riverina Murray
Come to Henty Library and join in on the writing fun! This is a club that promotes literature, writing skills and creativity. Share your ideas and thoughts with fellow writers! You never know – your next idea might be a Pulitzer winning gem!
When: Every second Tuesday of the month, 2pm – 3pm
Where: Henty Library (30 Sladen Street, Henty)
For more info, call (02) 6929 3770 or click here!read more
Awesome Art Gallery in Tumut – Riverina Murray
Come on down to Tumut Library! The foyer of the library has been transformed into a gallery showcasing the wonderful talents of local artists. The display changes monthly. Contact the library if you wish to display your own pieces, or if you have any suggestions!
When: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Where: Tumut Library (169 Wynyard Street, Tumut)
For more information, please contact (02) 6941 2541 or head on over to the library!
Kidz Connect Club – Illawarra
This is an fabulous activity that is held after school, throughout the school term for all school aged children. No bookings required! Just come along and join the fun!
Who: School aged children (up to high school)
When: Every Wednesday (during school terms), 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Warrawong Library
Contact (02) 4227 8133 for more information, or have a look at this event calendar!read more
FREE Movie Screenings @ Thirroul – Illawarra
Come join in on the fun at Thirroul Library – bring a mate, bring a snack and make some friends while kicking back an awesome movie!
When: Every 3rd Monday of the month (February to November)
Where: Thirroul Library
Reserve your place by calling (02) 4227 8191!read more
Produce and Creative Markets – Illawarra
Local growers and producers gather every Friday, bringing fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, organic wood fired bread, cakes, dips, nuts, olive oils and cheeses. Delicious Thai, Vietnamese , Himalayan, Turkish and Indian cuisine is available too – mmmm! There is also a wide variety of arts, crafts, and produce are on display offering a taste of the region’s cultural diversity. Onya ‘Gong!
When: Every Friday, 9am – 3pm
Where: End of the Crown Street mall through to the lower end of the Mall at Kembla Street
Check out the Guide to Illawarra website for more information!read more
Riverwood Library Teen Book Club – South West Sydney
Do you have a passion for reading? Would you like to join like-minded teens to discuss your favourite books? Then join in with other like-minded teens at the Riverwood Library! Engage in interesting conversion and rhetoric about what you like, and don’t like, about the books that you have read!
Who: Young people
When: Last Saturday of every month, 10am
Where: Corner of Belmore Road and Roosevelt Avenue, Riverwood
For more information, please contact Riverwood Library on 9789 9416, or click here!read more
Sound Of The Streets – South East Sydney
Creative Youth Initiative (CYI) is a Music and Art program for young people aged 16-25. Both the art and music course are 20 weeks in length. Each course is in partnership with TAFE so students can receive a qualification. Art students also work towards producing art for their annual exhibition while music students works towards producing songs for their annual CD and CD launch.
Who: Young people aged 16-25
When: Semesters start in February and July of each year
Where: Mission Australia Centre, lower ground floor, 19 Denham Street, Surry Hills
More Info: Check out the cool flyer below or contact Emma on 9356 8897read more
Free After School Activities – Inner West
Do you want to get active, make new friends and learn some new skills? PCYC Marrickville has an awesome selection of free events every day after school!
Who: 6 – 12 year olds in the Marrickville area
When: Mondays – Fridays during the school term
Where: PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Road Marrickville
More Info: Check out the flyer below or call 9559 7722read more
Homework Support Program – Inner West
Struggling with Maths, English, Science or Geography? Drop in to Leichhardt’s homework support program to get some help from a tutor and munch on free snacks!
Who: Young people aged 12 – 18
When: Every Wednesday during school term (except week 1), 3:00pm – 6pm
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street Leichhardt
More Info: For more information check out the flyer below or call 9367 9216read more
Marrickville Souths Fitness and Breakfast Club – Inner West
Do you want to train with players from the Rabbitohs under 20s twice a week, hang out with other young people and get a free feed?
Who: Young people aged 12 – 24 who live or go to school in the Marrickville area
When: 6am Tuesdays and Thursdays in terms 1 and 2 | 6am Wednesdays in terms 3 and 4
Where: Marrickville PCYC, 531 Illawarra Rd Marrickville
More Info: For more information or to register, call 9335 2243 or 9335 2158read more