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

April School Holiday Program
We have planned two weeks full of our FREE and low cost activities, including excursions, sports, art and more!

​Youth Week 2024
Youth Week is a week-long celebration organised by young people, for young people, held in communities across the state in early April each year. 
2024 Youth Week will be held from  Thursday 11 April-Sunday 21 April and the theme is: Express. Empower. Get loud!

BYRC Youth Drop-in 

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: 3-5pm, every Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday during school term
  • Who: Ages 12-18 
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • No booking required, simply drop-in!
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 your very own masterpiece.

We'll supply art materials, food, drinks and good vibes! All you need to do is create and have fun!

  • When: Thursday 6-9pm
    • 9 May Korean Calligraphy
    • 13 June Italian Pisa
  • Who: Young people aged 12-18 and their parents/carers/grandparents.
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: $25 for 2 people (young person and their older relative 20 years +)
  • 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 
  • Where: Belmore and Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0414 192 127 or 0447 098 728 for more information.
​First Nations Youth Group
This youth group is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10-16.
Join us for cultural workshops which will allow young people to connect with culture. These include weaving, dance, arts and cultural excursions. FREE food provided each fortnight. 

  • When: Fortnightly on Mondays during school term
  • 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, and 8 Apr, 3.30-5.15pm
  • Who: Ages 10-16 
  • Where: Cultural Hub, 7 West Terrace, Bankstown (Bankstown Seniros Citizens Club) 
  • Cost: FREE
  • Walk ins welcome or call 9796 2930 to register

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.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.