Youth Programs

Council provides a range of events and programs for local young people aged between 12-24 years old. These include: 

Click on the links above or use the left-side navigation bar to find out more.

Ashfield Youth on Facebook


Ashfield Youth are on Facebook. Get online to connect with other young folks and find out what's happening in Ashfield. Learn about workshops being offered, upcoming events and have a say.

School Holiday Programs in 2015

School Holiday Programs run during the School Holidays. There are four school holiday programs during the year. 

The next school holiday programs coming up include: 

  • Spring Program: 19 September- 5 October
  • Summer Program: January 2016
  • Autumn Program: April 2016 
  • Winter Program: June 2016


Take a look at our latest School Holiday Program

DJ Gardens Summer Hill Skate Park

It's official! The Skate Park at Darrell Jackson Gardens is open after major upgrades carried out by Ashfield Council.

Join us for the skate competition, a hip hop dance workshop, a graffiti art demo, and more!

Sunday October 11, 2015

2.30 - 5 PM

So you think you can dnace? Check out Street University and their hip hop dance workshop.

So you think you can skate? Show us how in the skate competition. Prizes to be won in several divisions (under 15's, girls, and open all ages).

Registrations are essential- follow the link below to book your spot in the competition:

Also featuring stalls from Ashfield Youth Committee, Marricville Youth Resource Centre, Headspace Ashfield, and Ashfield Local Area Command.

Join us as we celebrate the Summer Hill Skate Park- an important faciltity for young people and the greater community. 

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More info on Facebook

Street University Ashfield

Street University is coming to Ashfield!

Starting in October, two programs will run at Ashfield Civic Centre- Street Sounds Music and Hip Hop Dance 

Street University is FREE and for 12- 25 year olds.


Heads Up!

Heads Up! Runs over the school term and is a program of FREE activities and workshops for 12- 24 year olds who live, study, work, or volunteer in and around the Ashfield Local Government Area.

Heads Up! is about giving young people opportunities to have fun, develop new hobbies, have a space to hang out, and meet other young people. 

Skilled Up!

Skilled up! is a program of FREE activities and workshops for 12- 24 year olds who live, study, work, or volunteer in and around the Ashfield Local Government Area. Skilled up! is about providing opportunities for young people to learn something new for work or training purposes.

Workshop - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers

Are you a parent or carer who is teaching someone how to drive? Come along to this free workshop to learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver. The workshop cover the laws and limits for L and P Plate Holders, how to use the log book as well as tips and tricks on making lessons count. Because teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience

Date: Wednesday May 18th 2015 

Time: 5.45pm-7.15pm

Venue: Headspace Ashfield,

   Basement Level of Ashfield Civic Centre

   260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Cost: FREE!

Light refeshments will be served

Materials and resources included

Book now: Bookings are available on Eventbrite. Click here

Contact: Call Ashfield Council for any enquiries. Phone 9716 1843

This workshop is presented by the Roads and Maritime Services in partnership with Ashfield Council.


Helpful Links and Contacts


Emergency Accommodation:

  • Link2Home, Information and Referral: 1800 152 152

Drugs and Alcohol:

Legal Help:

  • Under 18yrs Legal Aid Hotline: 1800 101 810
  • Marrickville Legal Centre: 9559 2899

Mental Health:

Sexual Health and Sexuality: