George River Council recognises that the involvement of young people is crucial for community development. It encourages strong participation and representation of young people to ensure the interests and needs of young people are properly addressed through appropriate services.
Youth Advisory Committee
Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) meets regularly to inform council on issues that are important to young people. The YAC organises and participates in youth activities and events, such as Youth Week and has the opportunity to influence decisions made by council that affect young people. The team meets monthly to discuss issues and express views.
Council’s library events for young people
The Georges River libraries located in Hurstville, Kogarah, Oatley, Penshurst and South Hurstville hold a number of regular programs and events for young people. These include movie nights, study skills sessions, HSC Lock-ins and Wednesday catch up and chill out groups.
Phone: 9567 0408
The St George PCYC has two soccer fields, a large basketball court and three squash courts. It has a large drop-in room with Sony PlayStations®, pool and table tennis tables. There is a well-equipped weights room and a number of martial arts and other fun activities.
Phone: 9525 7919
Project Youth Inc is a not-for-profit community organisation that has been operating for 20 years. The organisation’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to determine their own future. Project Youth Inc provides a range of support to young people, including housing, legal, health, employment, education and drop in services.
Phone: 9588 3948
Shopfront is a youth-led co-operative organisation which offers performing arts training and mentorship for young and emerging artists up to 25 years. It is a space where young people can gain valuable skills in artistic leadership and community building, shaping and becoming the next generation of creative content makers and community leaders.
Phone: 9556 1769
St George Youth Services (SYS) is a non-profit community organisation providing free services for young people and families in and around the St George and Sutherland Shire. They have been operating a range of various services for the community for over 24 years.
The Youth Point is a mobile youth services directory featuring agencies that provide services to young people in NSW. The website acts as a point of contact for young people looking for assistance with accommodation, health services, case management, legal supports or employment/education. This service directory can be equally as relevant for youth workers or other professionals working within the youth sector.
Phone: 1300 327 434
3Bridges is an independent, non-religious organisation with 40 years’ experience in partnering with local communities to provide solutions that make a difference. The team consists of counsellors, social workers, teachers, and youth workers. They offer early intervention programs in health, education, employment, relationships, legal issues and more.