Youth programs

Youth programs

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The City's youth programs

We provide youth programs for 12 to 24 year olds across various locations in Woolloomooloo, Ultimo, Glebe, Redfern, Alexandria and Green Square.

The programs are designed and provided by the City's youth and community officers, often in partnership with other youth services and include outreach, sports and recreation, creative and life and vocational courses.

The programs are a great way to meet other young people in your area, make new friends and learn new skills – but most of all to have fun!

The hours and locations of some of the programs change on different days of the week. More information is available in the table below. 

School holidays

If you're still at school and aged between 13 (or under if enrolled in high school) to 18 years, each program runs school holiday activities for you.

The activities and hours of each program change each holiday period. There are no fees but some holiday activities cost between $5 to $35 per day. A permission form needs to be completed by your parent or guardian before you can take part. 

Out and about

You can often spot the City's youth workers out and about in the community. You may find them running recreational programs such as basketball at a local court, promoting what's on for young people at a shopping centre or even at your local school running educational workshops.

Advice and support

Sometimes you might find you need help with certain things. We aim to help you address your immediate needs while helping you develop longer term goals, whether it be getting your driver's licence, enrolling in a course or finding a job.

Each program has a Youth Team Leader available to help you when you need it. They can help you deal with education facilities, Centrelink, youth accommodation facilities, provide counselling referrals as well as other support services.

Make an appointment

If you need to talk to your Youth Team Leader it's best to make an appointment first, so they can dedicate the time to help you. They are available Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm. Contact information for each team leader is available below.

Youth program Day and time Location Contact details
Sports zone Monday 3pm–5pm Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Cnr Francis and Franklyn streets, Glebe
Team leader: 02 9298 3040
Glebe hoops Wednesday 3.30pm–5.30pm Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Cnr Francis and Franklyn streets, Glebe
Team leader: 02 9298 3040
Friday basketball Friday 3.30pm–5.30pm Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Cnr Francis and Franklyn streets, Glebe
Team leader: 02 9298 3040
Transition program (9–14 years) Wednesday 3pm–6pm Juanita Nielsen Community Centre
Cnr Nicholson and Dowling streets, Woolloomooloo
Tel: 02 8374 6325
Team leader: 0418 288 399
Outreach program Friday 3pm–6pm Woolloomooloo Playground
Dowling Street/Sydney Place, Woolloomooloo
Team leader: 0418 288 399
Barbecue and tennis Monday 3pm–5.30pm Alexandria Park
Buckland Street, Alexandria
Team leader: 0414 285 894
Youth art Tuesday 3pm–6pm Redfern Community Centre
Level 1, 29A Hugo Street, Redfern
Team leader: 02 9288 5718
Youth pathways to employment
In partnership with Beyond Blue – NewAccess program
Wednesday 3pm–6pm Redfern Community Centre
Level 1, 29A Hugo Street, Redfern
Team leader: 02 9288 5718
Youth sports hub and barbecue
(Tweenies 7–12 years)
Wednesday 3pm–5.30pm Mary O'Brien Reserve
3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland
Team leader: 0414 285 894
Health cooking and gardening program Thursday 3pm–6pm Cliff Noble Community Centre
24 Suttor Street (cnr Renwick Street), Alexandria
Team leader: 0414 285 894

Please note: the programs do not operate on public holidays or during school term.

Last updated: Thursday, 22 March 2018