Youth Programs

Youth projects and programs
We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people. Youth Projects & Programs canterbury bankstown #CFS​ervices - We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people.  

 

​We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for young people in our City reflect their needs as identified by the young people themselves. Our Youth Programs are fully inclusive of all young people, aged between 12 and 24 years.

We welcome:

  • Young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD)
  • Young people living with a disability
  • Young people that are newly arrived
  • Young people from refugee backgrounds
  • Young People that are at risk of homelessness
  • Young people that identify with being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTQI+)

Current and upcoming programs

BYRC Youth Drop-in (Term 1)

This is a space for young people to enjoy their afternoon where they can play pool, be social, meet new people and have access to our youth services.

  • When: Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during school term from  3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • No booking required, simply drop-in!

Friday Night Games at BYRC

Friday Night Games is your one-stop spot for free food, hangouts, and games.

With a brand-new Games library, BYRC's expanding collection of table top, role-playing, and console games has all your gaming needs covered whether you're looking for casual or competitive play.

  • When: Fortnightly on Friday starting 3 Feb, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 14-24 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here 

Dungeons and Dragons

Help create your own hero's story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, make new allies, find clues and defeat evil!

  • When: Fortnightly on Fridays starting 3 Feb, 5-8pm
  • Who: Ages 14-24 years
  • Where: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here 

Twilight Sports - Basketball

A free non-competitive indoor sports program aimed at encouraging social inclusion and participation for 12-18 year olds in a fun way. Limited transport to and from venue is also available!

  • When: Saturdays, 25 February-18 March
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Condell Park
  • Cost: $20 per person or $30 for a family*
  • More information & to register here

LGBTIQA Youth Group

A safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQA young people.

  • When: First and third Thursday of every month,
    5:30-7pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Belmore and Bankstown
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0447 098 728 for more information.

First Nations Youth Group

A safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to hang out, take part in cultural activities, yarn, have fun and connect to mob and culture

 

  • When: First and third Monday of every month during school term
    • First Monday of the month, 4-6pm, Bankstown Art Centre
    • Third Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Belmore Youth Resource Centre
  • Who: High school aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here or email us for more information


Looking for more things to do?

Check out Council's What's On pageThere's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Click on the links below to find out more about the extensive range of services and facilities which we provide to young people in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Contact

For additional information, contact Council's Youth Development Officer ​on 9707 5587.