January school holiday activities – various locations in Sydney
January school holiday activities – Inner West area
FREE ‘Library Ninjas’ Program – Greenway (ACT)
This free program at the Tuggeranong Library is for children to learn library reference skills using secret messages and riddles – bookings are essential!
Who: Young people aged 8 to 12 years
When: Thursday 24 January 2019, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Where: Tuggeranong Library, 175 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway ACT 2900
Visit the Eventbrite page to register your attendance. Adult supervision is required for all children attending this program.read more
FREE ‘Block Party’ Fun Day – Marrickville
Marrickville Youth Resource Centre (MYRC) is holding a family-friendly fun day with fun activities and games, free food and live music. Come along and check it out!
When: Thursday 20 December 2018, 12pm to 4pm
Where: 23 Yabsley Avenue, Marrickville NSW 2204
Click here to view the event flyer.read more
FREE ‘Uplift Live’ Concert – Bega
Spend your lunchtime listening to wonderful Latin American guitar players! All patients, staff, visitors and the general public are invited to attend this special event.
When: Thursday 20 December 2018, from 12.30pm
Where: Ground Floor, South East Regional Hospital, 4 Virginia Drive, Bega NSW 2550
This concert is part of the Uplift Live Music program, supported in 2018 by Mumbulla Foundation.
FREE Community Education Sessions – various locations
SSI FutureAbility has been funded to run Community Information Sessions to various culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities across Metro Sydney and NSW in 2019.
The sessions are presented by a Facilitator in the community language and will discuss disability, stigma around disability in the CALD community, accessing the NDIS, eligibility criteria for the NDIS, what to expect in NDIS planning meetings and more.
Who: People with disability, their family and carers and general community members
When & Where:
- Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10am to 1pm – in Arabic at the CMRC Parramatta (Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2150)
- Thursday 28 February 2019, 10am to 1pm – in Cantonese at the CMRC Parramatta (Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2150)
- Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10am to 1pm – in Mandarin at the CMRC Parramatta (Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2150)
- Thursday 7 March 2019, 10am to 1pm – in Hindi at Harris Park Community Centre (11 Albion Street, Harris Park NSW 2150)
A light lunch will be served at each session. For more information, please contact Georgia Zogalis by emailing email@example.com or call (02) 8799 6784.read more
January school holiday activities – Bayside area
‘Learn to Surf’ Youth Program – Bankstown
The Canterbury Bankstown City Council is offering a ‘learn to surf’ day for young people aged 12 to 24 years of age. Come along for a day that includes:
- quality coaching, demonstrations and drill progressions suitable for all skill levels
- free lunch
- a fun and friendly environment!
Who: Young people aged 12 to 24 years
When: Tuesday 22 January 2019, meet at 9.10am for a 9.30am departure
Where: Meet at 69 The Mall, Bankstown NSW 2200 to travel to Cronulla Beach on the free bus arranged by the council
The bus will depart Cronulla Beach at 3.00pm SHARP and return to the pick-up point. Registrations are essential, visit the Eventbrite website to buy your ticket.read more
January school holiday activities – Canterbury Bankstown area
FREE Transport to Cronulla Beach – various locations
Canterbury Bankstown City Council is providing free bus transport for young people and their parents/guardians during the January school holidays to Cronulla Beach.
When: Tuesday 15 January, Thursday 17 January, Tuesday 22 January and Thursday 24 January 2019
Where: Various pick-up locations, please see the attached flyer for information
All buses depart Cronulla Beach at 3pm SHARP and return to the pick-up points listed on the flyer. Bookings are not required as the program operates on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please call (02) 9707 9605 if you have any questions.read more
YMCA School Holiday Camps – Yarramundi
FREE Girls Guide to Basic Car Maintenance – Eastlakes
Come along to Eastlakes for this free, interactive workshop designed to educate young women about basic car maintenance by qualified mechanics.
Who: Young women 16 to 18 years of age
When: Friday 7 December 2018, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Where: Eastlakes Youth Drop-In, Alf Kay Eastlakes Community Hall, 2 Florence Avenue, Eastlakes NSW 2018
FREE Water Safety Event – Cronulla
This free event, organised by Advance Diversity Services, is for young people and families who would like information on how to be safe in the water. Lunch is also provided.
When: Saturday 15 December 2018, 11am to 2pm
Where: Wanda Surf Life Saving Club, 2 Marine Esplanade, Cronulla NSW 2230read more
First Aid course – Gordon
Ku-ring-gai Council is holding a course for young people to learn how to administer first aid in everyday situations. For successfully passing this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in HLTAID003 to Provide First Aid.
Who: Young people
When: Wednesday 23 January 2018, 8.45am to 4.30pm
Where: Gordon Library, Meeting Room 2, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon NSW 2072
Cost: $90 (includes course and lunch)
For more information and to book, please visit the Ku-ring-gai Council website.read more
‘Living Mindfully: Caring for the Carer’ – St Leonards
This event, held by the Quest for Life Foundation in partnership with the Carer Support Service NSLHD, is a one-day workshop that will focus on self-care and ways to lead a more resilient life.
When: Friday 7 December 2018, 9:30am to 3:30pm (registration opens from 9:00am)
Where: Kolling Building, Level 5, Norman Nock Room, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065
Cost: $15, light lunch included
For more information and to register, visit www.questforlife.com.au/programs-1-day/living-mindfully-caring-for-the-carer. For enquiries, call 1300 941 488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org more
‘International Day of People with Disability’ Event Calendar – Statewide
In celebration of International Day of People with Disability, check out some of the events happening in your local area. You can view the event calendar for New South Wales here.
Learn more about how else you can get involved on the International Day of People with Disability website.read more
FREE Soar and Roar Festival, ‘International Day of People with Disability’ event – Eastern Creek
Check out this awesome event for International Day of People with Disability, providing people with an intellectual disability the opportunity of experiencing a Dream Ride in a luxury car.
When: Sunday 9 December 2018, 9am to 3pm
Where: Sydney Motorsport Park, Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek NSW 2766
For more information, visit the Soar and Roar website.
FREE HSC Rescue Sessions – Rockdale
Check out this awesome initiative coming up at the Rockdale Library for students in the middle of the HSC!
Includes free pizza, relaxation and mindfulness, fun activities and giveaways.
When: 5pm-6pm on Monday 8 October, Wednesday 10 October, Monday 15 October, Wednesday 17 October, Monday 22 October and Wednesday 24 October 2018
Where: Rockdale Library, 444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW 2216
For more information, check out the attached flyer or call the Rockdale Library on (02) 9562 1821.read more
Aboriginal Men’s Group – Sydney
FREE Wellbeing in Nature for Carers program – Auburn
Wellbeing in Nature for Carers is a free outdoor program in Western Sydney to help improve health and wellbeing among carers by reducing stress and being active.
Who: All carers, 18 years and over
When: 14 week-program starting Tuesday 25 September 2018, 9am to 12pm OR 1pm to 4pm
Where: Cumberland Council Nursery and Auburn Botanic Gardens, 94 Chiswick Road, Auburn NSW 2144
For more information, please see the attached flyer.read more
Embracing Obstacles – Bringelly
Embracing Obstacles is an 8-week program for teenage girls aged 13 to 16 years who are looking to build self-esteem and personal resilience through physical activity.
When: 4pm-5pm, starting Wednesday 17 October 2018 and running for 8 weeks
Where: Burns Outdoor Obstacle Training, 25 Dwyer Road, Bringelly NSW 2556
Please note, the $100 Active Kids voucher can be put towards payment of this program. Visit the Service NSW website to check eligibility and apply for your Active Kids voucher.
For more information about this program, please call 0411 139 605 or email email@example.com more
NSW Government Office of Sport – School Holiday Programs (various locations)