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 January 2015

Heads Up!

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Bored at home? Wanna get out? 

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! will resume again when the school term

FREE workshops every Wednesday from 4- 6 at DJ Gardens/ the Summer Hill skate park. Come down with your skate board, bike or scooter and hang out with other skaters. There are mini comps, prizes up for grabs and you can learn new tricks from some of our experts. Get out of the house and we'll meet you there!

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Comic Storyboarding 

Call 9716 1843

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

Young people aged 12- 24 are invited to think about the ANZAC tradition and create an artwork or short film exploring the 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 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: