Winterland – North Sydney and Campbelltown locations
Winterland is back for 2018! Check out the North Sydney and Campbelltown locations for fantastic family-fun rides, games, food, ice skating rink, ice slide and more!
When: Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July 2018
Where: St Leonards Park, North Sydney NSW 2060 or Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Visit the website for more information and to buy tickets.read more
NAIDOC Week 2018
Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July 2018 is NAIDOC Week, a time for us to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all communities across Australia.
Check out the range of events happening in your city! To get involved and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, visit the NAIDOC Week website.read more
FREE “Healthy Me, Healthy You” Parents and Carers Conference – Picton
Down Syndrome NSW, The Right Start Foundation and Community Links Wellbeing have joined forces to facilitate a free conference for parents and carers who care for a child, teenager or young adult who have any type of disability.
When: Friday 3 August 2018, 8.30am-2.30pm
Where: Conference Room, Picton Valley Motel, 1665 Remembrance Driveway, Picton NSW 2571
Free morning tea and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, please see the attached flyer.read more
FREE Museum Weekend – Sydney
The Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney Observatory and the Museum Discovery Centre are opening their doors free of charge – for one weekend only!
When: Saturday 24 June to Sunday 25 June 2018, 10am-5pm
For more information, check out the City of Sydney events website.read more
City of Ryde Refugee Week events – Ryde
Check out these upcoming events hosted by the City of Ryde celebrating Refugee Week, #withrefugees. Meet the author of “The People Smuggler” – The true story of Ali Al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’ – or listen to inspirational guest speaker Aya Mustafa, a young Iraqi woman and passionate advocate for other young people from refugee backgrounds.
Where: Ryde Library, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, 1 Pope Street, Ryde NSW 2112read more
FREE NDIS and Mental Health Carers Evening – Penrith
This is an opportunity for carers to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mental health while also being able to chat to representatives from Uniting and Me Well, two local organisations that can assist you with the NDIS.
Who: People caring for someone with mental health challenges who want more information about the NDIS
When: Thursday 28 June 2018, 4.30pm-6pm
Where: Neami National, 1/80 Henry Street, Penrith NSW 2750read more
PCYC Glebe Leichhardt school holiday program – Forest Lodge
These upcoming July school holidays, PCYC Glebe Leichhardt have some amazing activities that they will be running from their HQ at Forest Lodge. Check out their school holiday schedule for more information, ages and costs involved.
Who: Young people in the Glebe Leichhardt area, various ages
When: Tuesday 10 July 2018 to Thursday 19 July 2018
Where: 2-4 Minogue Crescent, Forest Lodge NSW 2037
For all enquiries or to register contact us on (02) 9660 2557 or at firstname.lastname@example.org more
FREE ‘Make Music Day’
The Australian Music Association (AMA) in partnership with the Make Music Alliance invites you to take part in International Make Music Day, Thursday 21 June 2018 – a DIY music festival where amateur and professional musicians in over 120 countries turn public spaces into stages.read more
FREE ‘Values: Know What Matters’ course – Lawson
The Family & Carer Mental Health Program at Parramatta Mission are running another fantastic workshop at the end of June called Values: Know What Matters. It is a short course that gives the focus to you to help you identify and clarify what matters most in your life.
Who: Family members and carers
When: Tuesday 26 June 2018, 10.30am-12pm
Where: Lawson NSW 2783
For more information and to enrol, please call the Family & Carer Team on (02) 8880 8160 or email email@example.com more
FREE Lantern Parade – Lismore
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual festival that attracts more than 30,000 people each year, coming together to celebrate community, art and nature during the Winter Solstice.
When: Saturday 23 June 2018 from 5.30pm
Where: Lismore CBD, Carrington Street, Lismore NSW 2480read more
FREE ‘Financial Freedom’ workshops – Cartwright or Campbelltown
Come along to either of these free workshops to learn practical strategies around taking control of your finances, getting out of debt or saving a bit of extra money each week. These four-hour courses are run by Macarthur Community College.
Who: Anyone with an interest in being financially savvy!
When: Saturday 18 August 2018, 9.30am-1.30pm OR Saturday 1 September 2018, 9.30am-1.30pm
Where: Saturday 18 August is at Cartwright and Saturday 1 September is at Campbelltownread more
headspace “Study Without Stress” Program – Hurstville
headspace Hurstville are running this fantastic six-week program for high school students to help them through their studies.
Who: High school students looking for some strategies to manage stress
When: Wednesdays from 3.45pm-5.15pm, starting Wednesday 23 May 2018
Where: 41 Dora Street, Hurstville NSW 2220read more
FREE Tumbalong Lights Experience – Sydney
Come and be a part of this magical experience for the 10th anniversary year of Vivid Sydney! There are four under-the-sea-themed installations for the young and the young-at-heart to interact and play with as part of Vivid Sydney, with each installation completely inclusive and accessible for children of all abilities.
When: Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June 2018
Where: Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Check out the Eventbrite page for the full list of available dates and times and to register.
Please note, Eventbrite registration is for priority entry to assist families with special access requirements. You can attend any time-slot without registering.read more
FREE Night Nature Walk – Telopea
Bring your torch and explore the bush at night!
This initiative by the City of Parramatta lets you experience the peace and calm of the bush at night-time with local guides. You might even get to see some local native wildlife!
Who: Suitable for children over 7 years of age and their families
When: Friday 15 June 2018, 6pm-8pm
Where: Vineyard Creek Reserve, Robert Street, Telopea NSW 2117
Registrations for this event will open on Monday 28 May 2018 at 9.30am. Places are limited, so registrations are essential! Visit the Eventbrite website for more information.read more
FREE Koori Youth Forum – Canterbury-Bankstown
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in the Canterbury-Bankstown area, this is an opportunity to come together and participate in workshops learning about Aboriginal culture and community with local role models and elders.
Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
When: Thursday 14 June 2018, 9.30am-2.30pm
Where: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200
To register, visit the Eventbrite website.read more
FREE YouthSwim July School Holiday program – Canterbury-Bankstown
This free Council program is designed to help improve the confidence of young people in the water and teaches them water safety. If you know a young carer in the Canterbury-Bankstown area, let them know about this opportunity!
Who: Young people aged 12-18 living or attending school in Canterbury-Bankstown
When: Five one-hour sessions, Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July 2018
Where: Wran Leisure Centre, Gundaroo Street, Villawood NSW 2163 OR Canterbury Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Phillips Ave, Canterbury NSW 2193
For session times and to register, please visit the Eventbrite page for this program.read more
FREE 8-week surf therapy program – Bondi
Check out the Waves of Wellness Foundation and their program, the WOW Surfing Experience. It is a free 8-week surfing therapy program where you can meet other young people in similar situations to you and learn how to manage your own wellness through surfing.
In partnership with Anglicare, there is a WOW Surfing Experience therapy group starting in May.
Who: Young people aged 10 to 17 years who are experiencing mental health issues
When: Every Wednesday starting 2 May 2018 for 8 weeks, 10.00am-12.00pm
Where: Bondi Beach, Sydney
For more information, have a look at the program flyer or call Scott on 0411 830 182.read more
FREE “Dad’s Stuff” Support Group – South Lismore
This group is for anyone in a fathering role who wants to learn more about child development and behaviour communication, parenting styles and more!
When: Weekly, 1.30pm-4pm from Tuesday 15 May 2018
Where: Family Support Network, 41 Wilson Street, South Lismore NSW 2480
Check out the event website for more information.read more
FREE Engaging Adolescents Parent Course – Mt Druitt
A three-session program for parents and carers, this course will teach you about reasonable expectations and a new understanding of adolescents, how to have tough conversations and building a good relationship with your teenager.
When: Thursday 24 May 2018, 10am-4pm
Where: Western Area Adolescent Team (WAAT), Buran Close, Mt Druitt NSW 2770
For more information, check out the event flyer.read more
FREE Parents under Pressure (PuP) Program – Dubbo
This program helps parents facing adversity to develop positive relationships with their children using a strengths-based approach to create a more nurturing and less conflicted family environment.
Children are invited to attend this program with you and participate in the music, arts and craft activities available during the meeting.
When: Weekly, 9am-11am from Wednesday 9 May 2018
Where: Community Centre at Dubbo West School, Corner of East & North Street, Dubbo NSW 2830
For more information, please visit the Parents under Pressure event website.read more
FREE ‘Family & Friends’ webinars for carers of people with dementia
Dementia Australia are running a free webinar series for family, friends and carers of people with dementia. Check out the dates below or see the webinar flyer for more information!
‘Behaviours’: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 12pm to 1pm
‘Family and Friends’: Monday 16 April 2018, 6pm-7pm
‘Transitions into Care’: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 3pm-4pm
‘Behaviours’: Thursday 21 June 2018, 11am-12pm
Sibling Support Group – Faulconbridge
Who: Young carers aged 10-16
When: Commences Tuesday 20 February 2018 for 6 weeks, 4.00pm-5.30pm
Where: Creating Links Faulconbridge, 3/575 Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge NSW 2776
Cost: $30 for 6 week program
Check out the flyer for this program or call Charley on 0422 633 206 for more information.read more
FREE Family and Carer Mental Health courses – Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains locations
Parramatta Mission are hosting some incredible courses for carers in the coming months, both in Western Sydney and in the Nepean region. Check out their Education and Training calendar for dates. For more information, please call (02) 8880 8160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations essential!read more
FREE Breakfast program – Erskine Park
Community Junction are running a free drop in session once a week for young people during school terms. Come have a free feed and connect with other young people in your community!
Who: Young people of all ages
When: From Thursday 15 February 2018, 7.15am-8.15am
Where: Erskine Park Community Centre, 57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park
For more information, please contact Naomi or Monique on 9834 2708 or email email@example.com more
Camp Breakaway Young Carers and Siblings Camps – San Remo
These camps are great respite for young carers and siblings of children with disabilities, rare disorders or high medical needs. They focus on providing fun and exciting experiences for children, building confidence and independence away from home and meeting, forming friendships with others and participating as a group in this positive and fun environment.
Who: Young carers aged 5 to 18 years (school aged)
When: These camps are held twice yearly, from 16-19 January 2018 and 17-20 July 2018
Where: Camp Breakaway, 80 Highview Ave, San Remo NSW 2262
For more information, please check out the fact sheet or visit the Camp Breakaway website.read more
Talking Tweens Junior Book Club – Dural