Young people

Young people

Youth in the city

If you're aged between 12 and 25 we have lots of ways to help you meet new people, try a new activity or improve your skills.

Our biggest line-up of events happens with National Youth Week each year – our launch festival, skate comp and the Betty Makin Youth Awards.

Youth programs in Alexandria, Glebe, Redfern and Woolloomooloo provide a cool space to hang out and have fun.

Check out the services and programs for young people listed below.


The pages in this section provide details about our services and programs. If you need further information or would like to make an enquiry on behalf of a family member or friend, please contact:

Marisol Franken
Administration Coordinator
02 9246 7868

Services and programs for young people

Betty Makin Youth Awards

The annual Betty Makin Youth Awards celebrate the positive contributions of young people as well as the people who work with them in the City of Sydney local area.

Youth programs

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


Young people aged 15 to 19 can see the best theatre, music and dance performances in Sydney for as little as $5 through membership platform Playwave.

Glebe Youth Service

If you're looking to meet other young people and make new friends, you can do so in a safe place – after dark!

Weave @ Waterloo

Weave helps people address issues such as mental health, homelessness and substance use, which is based at Waterloo Community Centre.

Sydney Youth Music Project

Sydney Youth Music is a team of highly interested young volunteers aged 12 to 24 years committed to creating and organising live all-ages, drug and alcohol-free music events in our area.

Youth workers

Every 3 months service providers that work with young people across the City of Sydney come together for an interagency meeting to network, share information and undertake training.

School holidays

Our Youth in the City school holiday programs are for young people aged 13 to 18 years (or younger if you're in high school).

Information and help

The community services directory is a comprehensive listing of local emergency services, government agencies, public facilities, not-for-profit organisations and many other groups.

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 December 2018