Shellharbour Youth Plan

Our Youth Services team is based at the Blackbutt Youth Centre, and works across the entire city. Since late 2018, all our Youth Services work is aligned with the Shellharbour Youth Plan 2018-2021. The Youth Plan is a whole-of-community plan that aims to help us all contribute to a supportive community for young people. The Youth Plan has a number of priorities under three themes: Live, Grow and Play. The plan sets out how we can all help young people to live, grow and play in Shellharbour, so they can STAY in Shellharbour.

The Youth Action Plan is a shorter version of the youth plan and outlines the priorities and goals of young people in Shellharbour, along with the actions we can all take to help meet those priorities. If you’d like to help contribute to the Youth Plan, please email our Team Leader - Children's and Youth Services.

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To help deliver on the Youth Plan, we offer a range of activities such as: 

  • youth workers in schools
  • guitar and music programs
  • drama groups
  • street art
  • school holiday programs
  • free toast and milkshakes
  • youth services network meetings

If you are interested in joining the finding out more about our services, subscribe to the Shellharbour Youth Network mailing list, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Children & families

We are committed to ensuring children across our city grow up in the best possible environment to support their growth and development. We recognise the importance of supporting families and children by promoting local activities, events and services for children 0-12 years, their parents, carers and grandparents.

We support the operation of Shellharbour Kids for parents and carers of children, community workers and professionals. This site aims to save you time by providing links to parenting information, support and resources in our city, as well as links to helpful Australian parenting websites.

For further information contact our Team Leader - Children & Youth Services on 4221 6243.


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Last updated : Fri 1 Mar 2019