Youth services and programs currently available in Sutherland Shire

Sutherland Shire Youth Network

The Sutherland Shire Youth Network (SSYN) is a collaboration between Council, community services and local organisations that support young people in the community.

The SSYN meets every two months to discuss activities, programs and opportunities for young people. It aims to:

  • improve information sharing among local service providers
  • strengthen collaborations and partnerships between services and government departments
  • coordinate youth advocacy and lobbying
  • coordinate planning for future directions and projects.

Membership is open to anyone wanting to support young people in Sutherland Shire - contact us today to join.

Youth Survey 2022

In 2022, our local young people told us how they find life in the Sutherland Shire and what they want for the future. Young people shared what they like, or would improve, about their local area and how COVID-19 has impacted their lifestyle.

Click here to see the results of the survey

Youth Reference Group (YRG)

The role of the Youth Reference is to ensure that young people in the Sutherland Shire are able to express their views and to provide advice to Council and community organisations on the needs of and issues affecting young people in the Sutherland Shire. It is also an opportunity to develop an appreciation within the community of young people, their contribution to the local area and the issues concerning them.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Council’s  Youth Reference Group  please email communites@ssc.nsw.gov.au.

Youth Week

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to get involved with their community, share their ideas and views on issues important to them and create and enjoy a variety of events and activities together. Youth Week is designed for young people of all abilities!

Youth Week 2023 will be held from 20th - 30th of April 2023.  More information coming soon.

Upcoming Events

Contact us

Community development team