The Northern Beaches Council is committed to supporting young people and giving them the opportunity to shine. Whether you’re interested in sport, social justice, music, the arts, the outdoors or socialising, the Council has a range of programs and events just for you.
Programs and Events
Youth Development Officers co-ordinate a range of programs, events and services. A comprehensive list of activities, opportunities and events for young people including skate, music, art programs and more can be found at KALOF and on Council’s events page.
Brewarrina Youth Exchange
On the Brewarrina Youth Exchange you can swap your ocean home for the outback in our beach to bush friendship program. Visit National Parks, shear a sheep, go to an outback radio station, see the opal mines at Lightning Ridge, learn about rural and Indigenous Culture and the 40,000-year-old Brewarrina fish traps.
Skate Parks are available at; Keirle Park (Manly), David Thomas Reserve (Manly Vale), Aquatic Reserve Vert Ramp (Allambie Heights), Melwood Oval (Forestville), St Matthews Farm (Cromer), Kitchener Park (Mona Vale) and Avalon Beach. There are also regular pop-up skate events, competitions and activites at various locations.
Young Entrepreneurs Program
An opportunity for young people interested in leading social change through their business. Connect with other young people, social entrepreneurs, businesses and education institutions to develop skills relevant to the social entrepreneurialism and the future workforce.
Our Think Sessions will be held in July, involving workshops covering basic business and social impact.
Young Minds Big Ideas conference will take place in August. Participants work in teams to identify a social issue and design a viable business solution to address this. Develop your knowledge and skills with the support of mentors through a range of workshops.
Showcasing the creativity of local young people, ArtDecko is a series of workshops where skate decks are created into unique artworks. The skate decks are exhibited for the whole community to see and an in-door mini-ramp is set up as part of the annual exhibition.
Northern Composure Youth Band Competition
Be a part of Northern Beaches’ longest running youth band competition. Compete with local bands for a chance to win cash and prizes. Usually takes place in March/April each year.
The new PCYC Centre at Dee Why brings a range of opportunities for you to come along and get involved. It’s all about empowering young people, having fun and giving you skills. Check out the events and activities at the PCYC Dee Why.
24/7 Youth Film Festival
Start planning your entry for the 24/7 Youth Film Festival. The Festival includes workshops on film-making and helps encourage young people of the Northern Beaches and Mosman to produce a seven-minute film in 24 hours. The Festival launch is in June, competition weekend in July, and screenings and Awards Night in September.
For up to date information and how to enter the 2017 Festival check out 247 filmfest.
Being able to play at a band night is a great way to get your music out there. Band nights are open to all ages so come along to hear new live music. Send the Youth Team an email with your demo and a bio if you’d like to play. Security provided and remember no drugs, no alcohol, no pass-outs.
If you are a young person with disability and like to dance, come along to Discobility. Discobility is for young people with special needs who are aged 12-18 years. Bring your carers, bring your siblings and bring your friends. Discobility is a great way to socialise and have fun.
Book YOYO’s For Your Next Event
Have your next event at YOYO’s. To enquire about your event submit a venue booking enquiry. Fees and charges apply. If you book the venue, it’s up to you to supply plates, cups, cutlery and cleaning products. The stage and PA/lighting system is not for public use.