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.

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 Program 2015

School Holiday Programs run during the School Holidays

  • Autumn Program, celebrating Youth Week: 3- 19 April
  • Winter Program:  27 June- 12 July
  • Spring Program: 19 September- 5 October
  • Summer Program: January 2016


Take a look at our latest School Holiday Program- celebrating Youth Week.

School's out and there's plenty to do. Check out Ashfield Council's school holiday program- celebrating Youth Week from April 10- 19th. This program is generously supported by the NSW Government.

There are lots of different workshops and events taking place, planned by young people, for young people. All workshops and events are FREE for young people who live, study, work or volunteer in the Ashfield Local Government Area. Please register as places are limited.

Heads Up!

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Skateboarding Basics at Summer Hill Skate Park

Ever tried skating?

Wanna learn?

Skateboarding Basics is a new 3 week course that will be running from Wednesday Feb 11. It's FREE but spaces are limited so call 9716 1843 or eamil

Ashfield Council's Heads Up! is a program of FREE activities and workshops 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! only runs during the school term

Heads Up! runs over the school term

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Comic Storyboarding 

Call 9716 1843 or email

ANZAC Art Competition

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli

What do you think about the ANZACs? Are you creative? The ANZAC art competition needs you!

Enter and win prizes! 1st prize: $500 | 2nd prize: $300 | 3rd prize $200

Ashfield Council invites young people to reflect on the 100th anniversary of the first landings in Gallipoli.

Explore the role played by Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Migrants, or the Impact of Returning Home on the Troops.

Create an artwork, illustration, photograph or short film and share your thoughts on ANZAC history. Be in the running for big prizes.

Key documents:

ANZAC Youth Art Competition Flyer

Conditions of Entry

Entry Form

Follow us on Facebook: Ashfield Youth 

More Information: For more information download the conditions of entry or contact Council on Tel: (02) 9716 1843 or email

Closing Date: Entries close at 5pm, Friday 3 April 2015.

Youth Events and Workshops

Learner Driver Workshop 

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 some to drive can be a happy experience

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2015 (SPACES STILL AVAILABLE) 

Time: 6pm-8pm

Venue: Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Cost: FREE!

Light refreshments 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: