Youth programs

Youth programs

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The City's youth programs

We run 4 specific programs for young people aged from 12 to 24 years, which are based in:

  • Alexandria
  • Glebe
  • Redfern
  • Woolloomooloo.

So no matter where you live, work or study within the City of Sydney, a program is available for you to join nearby.

Afternoon programs

Each program differs slightly from each other but activities typically include:

  • weekday drop-in during school term
  • sports programs and competitions
  • internet access and PlayStation
  • arts and crafts
  • cooking programs
  • music and dance
  • life skills and vocational courses.

The programs are designed to give you access to recreational activities and educational workshops.

It's also a great place to meet other young people in your area. Make new friends, learn new skills – but most of all, come along and 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 Days and times Location Contact details
Alexandria Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm Cliff Noble Centre
24 Suttor Street, Alexandria
Tel: 02 8514 8771
Team Leader: 0414 285 894

Monday and Tuesday 3pm to 5.30pm
Friday 3pm to 6pm

Peter Forsyth Auditorium
Cnr Francis and Franklyn Streets, Glebe

Team Leader: 02 9298 3040
Redfern Wednesday, Thursday 3pm to 6pm
Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo Street

Tel: 02 9288 5713
Youth Worker: 0434 162 631


Tuesday and Friday 3pm to 6pm
Wednesday 3pm to 6pm

Woolloomooloo Playground
Sydney Place

Woolloomooloo PCYC
Cnr Cathedral and Riley Streets

Tel: 02 8374 6325
Team Leader: 0418 288 399

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

Last updated: Wednesday, 12 October 2016