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.

NSW/ ACT Young Achiever Awards

Winning at life or know someone who is? Maybe you should apply or nominate that person for the NSW/ ACT Young Achiever Awards.

The awards provide recognition for young people between the ages of 12 and 28 and are a chance to say thank you to young guns doing great work.

Winners from each of the categories win $ 2,000 and the ultimate winner, the NSW/ ACT Young Achiever of the Year, will receive a hand crafted glass trophy, a fantastic Thailand Accommodation Package thanks to Bartercard Australia and an Ipad thanks to NOVA 96.9. All participants will recieve a certificate of achievement.

The categories for the award are:

The AustralianSuper Careers Kick Start Award

The Santos Indigenous Achievement Awards

The Australian National University Science Leadership Award

The Coffee Club Arts & Fashion Award

The Bartercard Leadership & Innovation Award

The Who Printing Environment & Sustainability Award

The Freemasons of NSW & ACT Conmmunity Service Award

Nominations close Thursday 4th December 2014. For more information or to nominate a young achiever please contact the Awards office on 1300 735 445 or nominate online at

Heads Up!

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Bored at home? Wanna get out? 

Heads Up! is a 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! November and December is all about skating, scootering and BMXing

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!

November 19th

November 26

December 3

December 10

December 17

Eventbrite - Heads Up! Comic Storyboarding 

Call 9716 1843

ANZAC 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 

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: Thursday 13 November 2014 (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: