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Youth

Our programs for young people are fully inclusive and include support, learning and having fun! 

The over 65,000 young people in our City are an active and important part of our community. Our programs and policies for young people reflect the needs that they themselves have identified. 

Our youth programs are fully inclusive and cover an age range from 12 to 24.

We welcome all young people, including anyone: 

  • From Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD) 
  • Living with a disability 
  • Newly arrived 
  • From refugee backgrounds 
  • At risk of homelessness 
  • Who identifies as being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTIQA+)
Belmore Youth Resource Centre (BYRC)
Belmore Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) provides programs and services for young people in our City.
Bus to Beach
Planning a trip to the beach this summer?
Canterbury Bankstown Workers with Youth Network
The Canterbury Bankstown Workers With Youth Network (CBWWYN) is a cohesive network of professionals working towards common goals for youth and youth services in Canterbury-Bankstown.
Child friendly and safe CBCity
We are a Child Safe Organisation and CBCity is a proud supporter of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Create and Sip: A Cultural, Immersive Experience
Food, culture and art - our Create and Sip experiences are unique and fun!
Pride Youth Group
The PRIDE Youth Group is a safe, inclusive and friendly space. Each session varies from activities, discussions, excursions, special guests and events.
School Holidays Programs
Don’t sit at home shivering these holidays!
Subscribe to Youth Scoop eNews
Youth Scoop eNews is a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest youth-related news and events happening in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, conveniently delivered to your inbox each month. Sign up now!
Talent Advancement Program
The Talent Advancement Program identifies, nurtures and promotes young vocalists from within our local schools. 
Twilight Sports
Twilight Sports is a  non-competitive indoor sports program aimed at encouraging social inclusion and participation for young people aged 12-18 in a fun way.
Youth Action Plan 2020-24
This is a strategic document which highlights a number of priorities and recommended actions for Council to work towards to achieve the best outcomes for local youth.
Youth Futures
Youth Futures is an employment workshop series for young people
Youth Week
Express. Empower. Get loud!
Links for young people:
  • Link2home: 1800 152 152. Provides 24/7 referral to accommodation and services.
  • Missionbeat: 1800 306 461. Homelessness outreach, welfare checks and services assisting people who are
    sleeping rough.
  • Advocate for Children and Young People
  • Centrelink: Career information, services and programs for youth.
  • The Department of Social Services: Information including assistance, housing support and youth programs.
  • Lawstuff: Australian legal information website for young people.  
  • Youth Week: National Youth Week occurs each year around April. It's your chance to get involved with art, music and other events involving young people.
  • TAFE HandbookNeed to get some extra skills before you can land that job? Check out the TAFE Handbook and see what's available at your local TAFE college.
  • Youth Action: Resources for young people and youth workers in NSW.
What's on
Riverwood
Book a librarian (Riverwood)
You can Book-a-Librarian for 30-minute one-on-one sessions to help you with your computer and information needs.
Monday 22 July, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bankstown
​First Nations Youth Group
This youth group is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10-16
Monday 22 July, 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Bankstown
Help with reading Bankstown
Help with Reading is designed to help children in Years 1 to 6 improve their reading skills, and build up their confidence, by reading aloud to volunteers
Monday 22 July, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lakemba
Homework help Lakemba
We have professional tutors available to help students from Years 2-10 for FREE with homework and assignments
Monday 22 July, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Earlwood
Homework help Earlwood
We have professional tutors available to help students from Years 2-10 for FREE with homework and assignments
Monday 22 July, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Earlwood
Help with Reading Earlwood
Help with Reading is designed to help children in Years 1 to 6 improve their reading skills, and build up their confidence, by reading aloud to volunteers
Monday 22 July, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Greenacre
After School Fun Greenacre
Our libraries have a great range of after school  activities, events and services available to benefit everyone
Tuesday 23 July, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Panania
Help with Reading Panania
Help with Reading is designed to help children in Years 1 to 6 improve their reading skills, and build up their confidence, by reading aloud to volunteers
Tuesday 23 July, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Riverwood
Help with Reading Riverwood
Help with Reading is designed to help children in Years 1 to 6 improve their reading skills, and build up their confidence, by reading aloud to volunteers
Tuesday 23 July, 3:30pm - 4:45pm
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