Youth Reference Group (YRG)

The role of the YRG is to ensure that young people 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 Sutherland Shire. The Youth Reference Group provides the opportunity for young people to learn how local government works, provide leadership opportunities, professional skill development and encourage young people to become more active in their local community.

For more information contact:

YRG Expressions of Interest

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

Sustainability for Schools and Community Organisations

Find out more about how schools and community organisations can make a difference and become more sustainable. Sustainability for Schools and Community Organisations | Sutherland Shire Council (

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Youth services and programs currently available in Sutherland Shire, See our Community Directory for more information.

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