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: 

  • Summer Program: 18 December - 27 January
  • Autumn Program: April 2016 
  • Winter Program: June 2016
  • Spring Program: September 2016


Take a look at our last 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.

Ashfield Council re- launched the Skate Park on Sunday October 11 with a skate competition, a graffiti art demo, entertainment from the Street University, and stallholding from Headspace Ashfield, Ashfield Local Area Command, and the Ashfield Youth Advisory Committee. 

Street University Ashfield

Street University has come to Ashfield!

From October school will be in! Free at Ashfield Civic Centre- Street Sounds Music and Hip Hop Dance 

Urban learning 12- 25 year olds.


Australia Day Awards 2016

Nominations are now open for Ashfield Council's 2016 Australia Day Awards for the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Young Artist/ Sportsperson of the year. The Australia Day Awards are a great way to acknowledge local residents who volunteer their time, skills and energy to help others in the community, and to formally thank them for their contributions and achievements

Know someone you think is amazing? Nominate them now. For more details see the nomination pack at the link below. Applications close Thursday November 26.


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 - Christmas Planning and Budgeting Thursday December 3

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: