Youth Services

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.

Heads Up!

Heads Up! is a monthly program of FREE activities and workshop for 12 - 24 year olds who live, study or work in and around the Ashfield area. Activities coming up include art workshops, cooking, skating and film making.

Heads Up! September features cardio boxing, kick boxing and mixed martial arts (all non-contact) as well as some Comic workshops presented by amazing local artists:  Judex,  Marcelo Baez and  Paul CaggegiClick here to view the flyer.

Heads Up! September

Cardio Boxing


DJ Gardens, Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill


Comic Workshops


Activity Rooms, Ashfield Civic Centre

260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Wednesday 3 September


Eventbrite - Heads Up! Kickboxing Workshop

Wednesday 3 September

Comic Storyboarding with Judex

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Comic Storyboarding

Wednesday 10 September


Eventbrite - Heads Up! Boxing Workshop

Thursday 11 September 

Comic Character Design with Marcelo Baez

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Comic Character Design

Wednesday 17 September

Mixed Martial Arts

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Mixed Martial Arts Workshop

Thursday 18 September

Setting the Scene with Paul Caggegi

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Setting the Scene

Heads Up! August 

This programs features skateboarding, scootering, BMX and Parkour clinics at Summer Hill Skate Park as well as a four-week Film Making workshop. To view the program   Click Here.

Heads Up! August: Parkour Clinic Wednesday 27 August, 3.30pm-5.30pm -  Moved to Ashfield Town Hall due to rain forecast.

Eventbrite - Free Parkour Session @ Summer Hill Skatepark

ANZAC Youth Art Competition

Are you creative? Do you want to win up to $500?

Are you aged between 12 and 24 years old?

Create an artwork or short film exploring Sacrificies made by Australians in war, conflict and peacemaking. Your artwork must also explore the role played by women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, migrants or the impact of returning home on the troops.

Key documents:

ANZAC Youth Art Competition Flyer

Conditions of Entry

Entry Form

Follow us on Facebook: ANZAC Youth Art Competition

More Information: For more information download the conditions of entry or contact Council on Tel: (02) 9716 1800 or email

Closing Date: Entries close at 5pm, Friday 3 October 2014.

Youth Events and Workshops

Learner Driver Workshop 

(More sessions coming in late 2014)

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.

Date: Wednesday 28 May 2014 (BOOKED OUT) 

Time: 6pm-8pm

Venue: Ashfield Youth Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Cost: FREE!

Catering will be provided.

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: