Youth Programs

Youth projects and programs
We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people. Youth Projects & Programs canterbury bankstown #CFS​ervices - We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people.  


​We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for young people in our City reflect their needs as identified by the young people themselves. Our Youth Programs are fully inclusive of all young people, aged between 12 and 24 years.

We welcome:

  • Young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD)
  • Young people living with a disability
  • Young people that are newly arrived
  • Young people from refugee backgrounds
  • Young People that are at risk of homelessness
  • Young people that identify with being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTQI+)

Current and upcoming programs

BYRC Youth Drop-in (Term 4)

This is a space for young people to enjoy their afternoon where they can play pool, be social, meet new people and have access to our youth services.

  • When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during school term from  3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • No booking required, simply drop-in!

Twilight Sports Volleyball

Join our 7 week volleyball skills program which  includes dinner, uniforms and  transport from two local train stations to the venue then home at the end of the night if you live within the LGA. It is also a safe place where young people are encouraged to participate in games and life skills workshops in order to become more physically, socially and mentally healthy.
  • When: Fridays, 20 October - 1 December, 7-10.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Ctre, Riverwood
  • Cost: $20 for seven weeks, or $30 for a family
More Info/register here

Dungeons and Dragons

If you love playing DND or have always wanted to take part in this game, come down to our fortnightly DND night at the Belmore Youth Resource Centre. We have a skilled Dungeon Master who will provide the setting, prompts and riddles to assist the players steer their characters through various challenges and battles. Free food and drinks will be provided!

  • When: Fortnightly on Friday starting 1 Sept, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 14-24 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE

Register here

Pride Youth Group

PRIDE Youth Group is a safe, inclusive and friendly space, each session varies from activities, discussions, excursions, special guests and events. 
Join the group to make connections, meet new people and make friends whilst having the opportunity to learn and have in depth discussions about things that are relevant to the lives of LGBTIQ+ young people.

  • When: First and third Thursday of every month,
  • 5:30-7.30pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Where: Belmore and Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0414 192 127 or 0447 098 728 for more information.
Create and Sip 

Designed to connect generations and cultures together, this
 unique Create and Sip experience is like no other!

First, sit back and enjoy a two-course cultural feast with our local guest speaker and learn about history, culture and traditions from around the world. Then, after you’ve enjoyed
your meal, use that inspiration to create. We supply art materials, food, drinks and good vibes. All you need to do is create and have fun!

  • 26 October: Pacific Island ula lole
  • 16 November: South American colours
  • When: Thursday monthly, 6-9pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years (and their relative, must be over 20 years old)
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: $25 (for 2 people)
More Info/register here

Better Walls

Join us for a unique opportunity. Learn how to paint a mural from the best artists in the industry and create street art murals throughout Canterbury-Bankstown.
In this workshop, we will walk through the fundamentals of mural concept design, from selecting the right colours and materials to creating dynamic compositions.
Whether you're a seasoned artist or a complete novice, this workshop is perfect for any young person who wants to develop their creative skills and learn from one of the best in the business, artist Nastia Gladushchenko.
  • Concept Workshop: Fri, 22 September
  • Mural Painting sessions: Mon 2 & Tues 3 October
  • When: 22 September - 3 October
  • Where: Bankstown & East Hills
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Cost: $10 (includes concept workshop and two painting sessions)

More Info/register here

Youth Futures

An employment workshop series for young people. The program provides young people with the information, skills, confidence, and support to successfully get a job. 

  • All about the business information night: Tues, 3 Oct
  • TAFE trade information night: Tues, 7 Nov
  • Barista Course: Tues, 5 Dec
  • ​Date: Once a month
  • Where: Belmore and Bankstown
  • Who: 15-24 years old

More Info/register here

Looking for more things to do?

Check out Council's What's On pageThere's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Click on the links below to find out more about the extensive range of services and facilities which we provide to young people in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.


For additional information, contact Council's Youth Development Officer ​on 9707 5587.