For more information on any of the programs below, please email the Youth Development Team.
Youth Advisory Group
These young people aged 12 - 21 help shape the future of the Northern Beaches. Each year 5 young people from each of Council's 5 wards are recruited to represent their peers. Teams from across Council consult with the Youth Advisory Group (known as the YAG) on a variety of projects and initiatives, from new skate parks to environmental programs and community initiatives. Meeting monthly, the YAG also play a role in informing what kind of projects the Youth Development Team provide, and will often develop their own projects, as well as support in the promotion of KALOF.
Upskill yourself with leadership, training and development opportunities, and get access to great perks such as free admission to KALOF events.
If you’re a street artist on the Northern Beaches, we want you to know that graffiti culture has a place in our community. Street art floods drab corners with colour and light. It expresses identity and friendship and builds a sense of place.
Street Art programs
Street Art programs are run at various locations across the northern beaches. Email the Youth Development Team for details.
Find a legal graffiti wall
Grab your cans and show your true colours at one of the Northern Beaches legal graffiti walls:
- Allambie Oval soccer wall, Allambie Road
- Millers Reserve soccer wall, Campbell Parade
- Collaroy Plateau Oval soccer wall, Blandford Street
- Wyatt Reserve soccer wall, Belrose
- Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale (amenities block – wall facing road only)
Do the right thing
The Northern Beaches is one of the few areas that maintains legal graffiti walls and operates street art programs - so please do the right thing. Keep your tags off restricted places. Don’t paint surrounding structures and please put your used graffiti materials in a bin or take them home with you.
Know the laws
There are laws about carrying graffiti implements such as spray cans and markers so familiarise yourself with these before using the legal walls. Street art is restricted in many places - if you disregard this, you could get in trouble with the law and with members of the community.
Bands & musicians
Being able to play at a band night is a great way to get your music out there. Come along and hear new live and local music at one of our various under 18 and All Ages gigs. Send the Youth Team an email with your demo and a bio if you’d like to play at an upcoming gig or sign up to our Northern Composure Band Competition or Acoustic Competition. All gigs include security and remember no drugs, no alcohol, no pass-outs.
Email the Youth Development Team for more information or subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated on upcoming shows.
Libraries Student Volunteer Program
Northern Beaches Libraries accept applications for student volunteers 15 years of age or older completing their Gold, Silver or Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
To register your interest in volunteering please complete a Student Volunteer Interest Application Form. Please ensure your form has been signed by a parent/guardian and send it via email or drop it off at your local Library branch. Our Youth Librarian will be in contact upon receipt of your application
Other volunteer opportunities
There also a variety of other opportunities to volunteer on the Northern Beaches – view Council opportunities or community opportunities.