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 3 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.

 

 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

We have an exciting calendar of events this school holidays! All Youthie activities are best suited to 12-18 year olds.

Bookings are essential to confirm your attendance. 

Title Time Where Cost Description & Information
Tuesday 3 January
Board Games 1pm - 3pm The Youthie Free Sensory friendly board game afternoon
Wednesday 4 January
3 on 3 Basketball Night 5pm - 7pm The Youthie Free Show off your hoop skills at the 3 on 3 basketball night! Prizes to be won!
Thursday 5 January
Tenpin Bowling 1pm-2pm Tamworth Tenpins & More Free  Tenpin Bowling - Can you get a strike?
Friday 6 January
Drop-In Service TBC The Youthie free  A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis.
Saturday 7 January
Movie Night 5pm - 7pm The Youthie Free  Join the Youthie and Orange Youth Hub in its pool tournament
Tuesday 10 January
Regional Pool Tournament 4pm-8pm The Youthie Free Join the Youthie and Orange Youth Hub in its pool tournament.
Friday 13 January
Oz Tag Game Day 1pm-2om The Youthie Free A fun activity to have a laugh.
Saturday 14 January
Drop-In Service TBC The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis
Tuesday 17 January
Regional Youth Radio Launch 12pm - 4pm The Youthie Free Join regional youth in the launch of Tamworth regional Youth Radio program launch event!>here.
Wednesday 18 January
Songwriting and Beats for Wellbeing! A two-day workshop will provide young people regardless of musical experience the opportunity to embrace the art of songwriting as a tool for self-reflection and healing through use of stream of consciousness methodology 10am - 3pm The Youthie Free * Intro to Stream of Consciousness Writing *Finding Your Sound *Distilling your Message *Song Structures.
Thursday 19 January
Songwriting and Beats for Wellbeing! A two-day workshop will provide young people regardless of musical experience the opportunity to embrace the art of songwriting as a tool for self-reflection and healing through use of stream of consciousness methodology 10am - 3pm The Youthie Free * Intro to Stream of Consciousness Writing *Finding Your Sound *Distilling your Message *Song Structures.
Friday 20 January
Drop-In Service TBC The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis
Saturday 21 January
Table Tennis & Pizza 1pm - 3pm The Youthie  Free Table Tennis tournament with mates followed by Pizza.
Tuesday 24 January
Kokedama Workshop 1pm - 2pm The Youthie Free Wrap, twist and bind a moss ball at DIY Kokedama workshop. You will learn how to make these hanging plants. Get your hands dirty alongside some friends or come solo and meet a few fellow green thumbs
Wednesday 25 January
Board Games 1pm - 3pm The Youthie Free Sensory friendly board game afternoon
Thursday 26 January
Closed The Youthie Closed .
Friday 27 January
BBQ Lunch & Music 12pm - 2pm The Youthie Free Enjoy a BBQ lunch and some chill out tunes at the Youthie!!
Saturday 28 January
Drop-In Service TBC The Youthie Free A range of activities, Playstation & Xbox games, basketball, pool, table tennis

 

 

 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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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