Youth Week

Youth Week
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Youth Week aims to acknowledge and celebrates the positive contributions made by young people in our community. Youth Week Canterbury Bankstown Youth Week aims to acknowledge and celebrates the positive contributions made by young people in our community. Youth Programs
Youth Week 2021

Youth Week 2021 - Friday 16 April to Saturday 24 April

 

​This year's theme is "Together more than ever".

National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:

  • share ideas;
  • attend live events;
  • have their voices heard on issues of concern to them;
  • showcase their talents;
  • celebrate their contribution to the community;
  • take part in competitions; and
  • have fun!

Youth Week Activity Packs 2021

Celebrate Youth Week with  your choice of an Indoor or Outdoor Activity pack for  young people within Canterbury-Bankstown. The indoor pack will include a reusable bag, $20 netflix voucher, snacks and deck of cards, while the Outdoor pack includes a Picnic bag,  picnic rug, snacks and an outdoor game to enjoy. 

To receive a pack or find out more information, please email your name, age and residential address to commdev@cbcity.nsw.gov.au. Limited numbers available, get in quick!

*Once you are registered to receive a pack, they can be picked up from Bankstown Customer Service Centre, Campsie Customer Service Centre or Belmore Youth Resource Centre.

Youth Week Volunteers

Want to experience Youth Week from behind the scenes? Volunteer for Youth Week 2021!

National Youth Week is the largest celebration for young people in Australia, where thousands of youth aged 12-25 get to share ideas, attend live events, and celebrate their contribution to the community. In 2021, Youth Week falls between 16-24 April and the theme is ‘Together More Than Ever’. Canterbury Bankstown is calling out for volunteers aged between 12-25 to assist in our variety of events.

Youth Week Events

Event

Essential information

Youth Speaks
Prepare a 5 minute speech on an issue of concern to you and selected entries go on to compete in our Finals Competition.

The top 3 speakers will win cash prizes of up to $500!

Terms and conditions apply

  • ​When: Video entries close 26 March 2021. The finals competitions on Wednesday 21 April
  • Who: Open to students in Years 7 to 10
  • Details: Upload your speech to YouTube and send the link to commdev@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Virtual CBCity Monopoly

Fun for the whole family with prizes to win!

Start "at Go" at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown and follow the directions.

  • When: Friday 9 April through to 26 April
  • Where: Start 'at Go' at the stage in Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
  • Ages: 8 plus
  • Cost: Free
BYRC Open Day
Grab your mates and come together for a fun day featuring live music, an ice cream bar and food truck!
  • ​When: Tuesday 6 April, 12-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40
  • Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Tween Dance Party
Join our dance party featuring a DJ, photo booth and FREE dinner!
  • ​When: Wednesday 7 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 8-12 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here

Kayak @Bundeena - SOLD OUT
Spend the day kayaking the smooth waters at Bundeena and enjoy a nice  walk to Maianbar.

Kayaking tour, lunch and transport all included.

  • ​When: Thursday 8 April, 9am-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Meet at Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: $10
  • Details: Register here
Symbio Wildlife Park
Have a fun day out with us visiting Symbio Wildlife Park and see all the animals!
  • ​When: Friday 9 April, 8am-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-17 years
  • Where: Meet at Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman
  • Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: $10
  • Details: Register here
Listen to the Chef
Do you have a passion for cooking or want to learn a few basic skills in the kitchen? Join us for a FREE intergenerational cook off with prizes to be won.
  • ​When: Monday 12 April
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years and seniors
  • Where: Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, 11 Ryan Rd, Padstow
  • Cost: To register for FREE, call 9774 2426
​​Dungeons and Dragons @BYRC
Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons? We will be hosting a unique Dungeons and Dragons story, based on the themes of Youth Week.

Lunch will also be provided. Bookings essential.

  • ​When: Tuesday 13 April, 10am-3pm
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Connecting Generations - SOLD OUT
As a tech-savvy young person, you can feel good about giving back to the community and have fun at the same time. Connect with seniors and help guide them through questions they may have about mobile phones and tablets, or if you’re a senior, connect with a young person in this fun activity.
  • ​When: Wednesday 14 April, 10.30am-1pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Movie Marathon
Enjoy a night at the movies with a FREE drink and popcorn.
  • ​When: Thursday 15 April, 6pm
  • Who: Ages 15-25 years
  • Where: Hoyts Cinema Bankstown, 63 The Mall, Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
be HEARD
Come down to ‘be HEARD’! Get your voices heard and make an impact today, and enjoy some FREE food, great entertainment and music in the outdoors, on us.

No registration required.

  • ​When: Friday 16 April, 4-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Paul Keating Park, Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: For more, email admin@humanitymatters.org.au
    or call 0429 278 354
CBCity's Amazing Race
Get a team of four together to take part in the biggest adventure across CBCity. Complete a series of challenges to have a shot at winning some great prizes.
  • ​When:  Friday 16 April, 10am-3.30pm
  • Who: 15-24 years
  • Where:  Belmore Youth Resource Centre 3/38-40 Redman Pde, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • More details
CBCity Lego Masters
Team up with a mate and let your imaginations run wild for your chance to win the prized CBCity Lego Masters Title! Teams of two builders will have four hours to create their best mythical creature they can for a change to take home some awesome prizes.
  • ​When: Monday April 19, 4-8pm
  • Who: 12- 18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
​be HEARD
Come down to ‘be HEARD’! Get your voices heard and make an impact today, and enjoy some FREE food, great entertainment and music in the outdoors, on us.

No registration required.

The much-loved Totem Skateboarding crew will also join us on the day to run a fest trick skate jam session!

  • ​When: Thursday April 22, 4-7pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Revesby Skate Park, Revesby
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: For more, email admin@humanitymatters.org.au
    or call 0429 278 354
​Skate Party
Roll in for a fun time with FREE entry, roller skate hire and food!

 

  • ​When: Thursday 22 April, 6-9pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Roundabout Youth Centre, 104 Carlingford St, Sefton
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Dungeons and Dragons @ Lakemba Library
Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons? We will be hosting a unique Dungeons and Dragons story, based on the themes of Youth Week.

Bookings essential.

  • ​When: Thursday 22 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Lakemba Library, 62 The Boulevarde, Lakemba
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here
Clothes Swap Party
Do you have unwanted clothes or want to refresh your wardrobe? CBCity is hosting a clothes swap so you don’t have to throw them out or buy new ones.

Reduce waste by drop your clean clothes off to the BYRC by Thursday 15 April. Get tokens in exchange for your items and discover you next favourite piece of clothing. And simply use your tokens at our Swap Party to enjoy a night of awesome live music and FREE food.

  • ​When: Friday 23 April, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 12-25 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 38-40 Redman Parade,
  • Belmore
  • Cost: FREE
  • Details: Register here