Youth Centre

Tamworth Regional Youth Centre is a purpose-built facility that provides young people in our community access to a range of facilities, programs, including a drop-in service run by The Youthie that is aimed at 12 to 18-year olds.

The Tamworth Regional Youth Centre is also home to The Regional Youth Interagency Group an information sharing and networking meeting for agencies and service providers within the region.

COVID Safe blue logoThe Tamworth Regional Youth Centre is a NSW Government registered COVID Safe business. To find out what we are doing to keep you safe on your visit, click here or our COVID-19 Safety Plan here (PDF 374.1KB)

 

 Term 1 After School Program

Join us at the Youthie after school for loads of activities!

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Every Tuesday, 3:45pm - 5pm Deadly Connections Bumbira Art & Culture and Opportunity Hub A deadly afternoon of sport, art, fitness, cultural activities, connection and mentoring.
Every Wednesday, 3:45pm - 5pm
Deadly Connections  Bumbira Art & Culture and Opportunity Hub A deadly afternoon of sport, art, fitness, cultural activities, connection and mentoring.
Every Thursday, 3:40pm - 4:30pm
IFIT Hunter New England Aboriginal Health Unit Workout and discover healthy eating choices.
Every Saturday, 1pm - 3pm Feel the Rhythm Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Music tutorials, examine band dynamics, practise songwriting and tonnes more!

 

 Youth Week 2022

Youth-Week-2022-Socials-1920x1920px-04Youth Week 2022 Youth Week celebrates young people and their contribution to their local communities.

Youth Week in NSW is funded by NSW Department of Communities and Justice, and provides Local Council the opportunity for young people (12-24 years) to express their ideas and views, create and participate in a variety of activities and events.

This years theme for Youth Week is 'It's up to YOU'th', with Tamworth Regional Council in collaboration with Tamworth Regional Youth Council working on a range of safe and inclusive activities and events to bring young people from the Tamworth region together.

For more information on Youth Week, please refer to Youth Week NSW website.

Youth Week Activites in the Tamworth region

Cultural Celebrations Day
Saturday, 9 April 2022 | 12pm - 4pm | Tamworth Regional Youth Centre

Join us for the Cultural Celebrations Day which will include an art workshop, dance workshop, stage entertainment, BBQ, didgeridoo workshop and tree art learning experience.

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Art Workshop
Sunday, 10 April 2022 | 11am - 3pm | Tamworth Regional Gallery

Free facilitated art workshop. An opportunity to develop artworks that are fun, in person and celebrate their creative talents and skills. The works can showcase their talents, celebrate their community or speak to their concerns. 

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Accessibility Sports Day
Tuesday, 12 April 2022 | 10am - 3pm | Tamworth Sports Dome

Variety of accessible and inclusive sports and activities with lunch provided and a shuttle service offered from Barraba, Manilla, Attunga, Oxley Vale & the Youthie.

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Art Workshop
Tuesday, 12 April 2022 | 12pm - 3pm | Barraba Town Hall

Free facilitated art workshop. An opportunity to develop artworks that are fun, in person and celebrate their creative talents and skills. The works can showcase their talents, celebrate their community or speak to their concerns.

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Edible Garden Launch
Thurday, 14 April 2022 | 12pm - 3pm | Tamworth Regional Youth Centre

Join us for the launch of our Edible Garden which will include an address from the Mayor Russell Web and Youth Council Mayor Calli Nagle plus musical entertainment, planting and a BBQ lunch with produce from garden.

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Art Workshop
Thursday, 14 April 2022 | 12pm - 3pm | Nundle Town Hall

Free facilitated art workshop. An opportunity to develop artworks that are fun, in person and celebrate their creative talents and skills. The works can showcase their talents, celebrate their community or speak to their concerns.

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 School Holidays

Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Tuesday 5 July 
Touch Footy Day 1:00pm-2:00pm Youthie, Courtyard Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book Join us for some fun and friendly competition. A chance to get active and make new connections.
Wednesday 6 July
Art Workshop 2:00pm-3:00pm Youthie, Education Rooms Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book Get creative and hands on with some art projects at the Youthie.
Thursday 7 July
Music Jam Session 1:00pm-3:00pm Youthie, Stage Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book This is your opportunity to try out a new instrument that you may have been curious about. Here is your chance to have fun making music and meeting new people.
Tuesday 12 July
Hoop-a-thon 1:00pm-2:00pm Youthie, Courtyard Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book Show off your hoop skills at the hoop-a-thon! Prizes to be won!
Wednesday 13 July 
Board Games  1:00pm-3:00pm  Youthie, Education Rooms Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book Sensory friendly board game afternoon. 
Thursday 14 July 
Youthie Games Day  1:00pm-3:00pm  Youthie  Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book Come on down and take part in a variety of games and activites. Get involved, meet new people and challenge yourself to some new sports and activities.
Friday 15 July 
BBQ Lunch & Music  5:00pm-7:00pm  Youthie, Auditorium Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book  Enjoy a BBQ lunch and some chill out tunes at the Youthie.
 Saturday 15 July
Basketball  1:00pm-3:00pm  Youthie, Courtyard Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book  Show off your basketball skills, followed by pizza.
Movie Day at Manilla  3:00pm  Manilla Town Hall Free but bookings and enrolment essential. Click here to book  Sit down and settle in to watch the spectacular 'Sing 2' at Manilla.

 

 

 Youth Council

Be a "voice" for youth in our community by joining the Tamworth Regional Youth Council.  The Youth Council aims to provide recommendations and guidance around issue affecting young people. 

If you would like to submit an Agenda item for the next Regional Youth Council meeting, please complete this form.

Drop-In Programs

The Youthie is a drop-in service for young people aged 12 to 18. The service accessed through the Tamworth Regional Youth Centre and managed by Tamworth Regional Council.

The Youthie offers a variety of healthy, social, recreational, arts and cultural activities. 

The Youthie drop-in service aims to:

  • Provide a safe, alcohol and drug free, place for young people to socialise with their friends and participate in a range recreational activities
  • Provide a range of recreational activities of interest to young people
  • Provide information about, and referral to, agencies that provide services to young people
  • Seek and administer grant funding for extended programs and activities for young people
  • Provide a means for Council to maintain contact and consult with young people on issues of importance to them through youth forums, surveys and other means
  • Provide an attractive and accessible space where young people want to go and where they can grow and develop in safety
  • Provide opportunities for a broad range of structured and unstructured programs and activities
  • Provide opportunities for young people to take an active role in planning and operations of the facility and service
  • Provide young people with access to information and services that empower them with choice
  • Have the support of the community and be a place where parents feel it is safe for their children to be
  • Be based on collaboration and coordination through effective and efficient management that enables quality services and opportunities for young people in Tamworth
  • Assist in the reduction and prevention of crime by diverting young people away from anti-social behaviour and offering opportunities

 


 Book the Youth Centre

The Tamworth Regional Youth Centre has a number of spaces available to hire including Auditorium (subject to availability and drop-in service operational requirements), Education Rooms and Office Spaces. Hire available for meetings, training and activities. 

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  Get Involved

Student Placement and Work Experience Opportunities

Throughout the year, The Youthie supports both student placement for tertiary students as well as work experience opportunities for high school students.

We offer a diverse and modern learning environment for students in a state-of-the-art facility.

If you, or a student, are interested in student placement or work experience please contact The Youthie on (02) 6767 5747 or submit a Work Experience form.

Getting there

Hannaford’s Bus Service has a stop in Cossa Street adjacent to The Youthie. Download a map for the exact location. (PDF 392.2KB)

Opening hours

The Youthie's operating hours are 12pm to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Contact us

Phone: (02) 6767 5747
Email: trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au
Address: 1A Quinn Street, Tamworth NSW 2340