Young People

Community Services Centre
Giyalang Ganya ‘Belonging House’
286 Lords Place, Orange
 02 6393 8600
 [email protected]

Youth Services

Orange City Council organises facilities and activities for young people in Orange.

Youth Services Interagency

The Orange Youth Services Interagency is a great way for Youth Service providers to get together and share information and ideas. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. A variety of services are represented with people from health, police, accommodation and housing, employment and recreational services. Phone 6393 8628 for details.

Unlock Orange AR-T Walk (Augemented Reality Art Walk) app

Orange City Council’s Youth Services has developed the Unlock Orange AR-T Walk (Augemented Reality Art Walk) app in partnership with the Australian Government to showcase young peoples’ artworks which have been developed to depict and explore themes to increase tolerance, inclusivity and diversity. The project unlocks a new reality and allows viewers to experience art differently and hear the artist’s story behind the creation of the work.

A trail of markers has been placed across the Orange CBD, with QR codes that will open the Unlock Orange App. Viewers can use their iPhone or Android phone or a tablet device to download the app for free and discover the incredible pieces created by talented young Orange artists. Each artwork will be experienced differently. You just need the Unlock Orange App to start the journey.

If you are a local young artist and would like to have your works included in this project please complete the form below and email a copy of your artwork to [email protected]

Orange Youth Hub is a drop-in centre for youth aged 12 to 24. It is open every afternoon during the school term from 4pm to 6pm.

The Youth Hub provides a safe space for youth to hang out and socialise with young people their own age. It serves as a place for teenagers to seek guidance, but most importantly, a place to call their own. The Youth Hub offers programs during the school term for youth to be a part of, including music programs, life skills, volunteering and sporting programs.

The Youth Hub is open every day during the school holidays from 10am to 5pm and has a wide range of adventurous activities and days planned to keep the youth busy during their free time.

Daily activities include ping pong, a gaming room, pool tables, art workshops and a basketball court outside. The Youth Hub has weekly pool and ping pong competitions at night. The Youth Hub has a bus that is able to pick up and drop off your young person of an afternoon if travel is an issue.

Term 1 2022

Board Games – Tuesday night 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Orange Youth Hub host game nights every Tuesday night during the first term of school in 2022. All sorts of board games are played during the night with a specific focus on Yu GI Oh tournament. Prizes are available for the winner of the Yu Gi Oh tournament including a booster pack. All young people are encouraged to attend who love strategic and thinking board games to play with mates and make new friends.

Cooking Night – Wednesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm

The Orange Youth Hub helps young people discover their inner Gordan Ramsay with different meals every week ranging from countries all over the world. Countries including Mexico, Philippines, USA, and Sudan.  Come along to the youth hub and learn how to make your new favourite meals at home. All cooking utensils are provided, and the event is free.

Acoustic drumming – Music Wednesday nights 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Orange Youth Hub and its music program are launching free drumming lessons from our new music room. The Youth Hub is providing free Half- hour lessons to young people aged 12 – 24 who are looking to develop and learn how to play the drums. Booking is essential as spots will be open to young people wanting to continuously hone their skills each week. Please call jarrad Szczudlo on 0428 512 070 to book lessons, we are continuing to take students in and always have openings each week.

Dragon boat training – Thursday’s nights 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Orange Youth Hub are taking young people aged 12 – 24 who are interested in dragon boating out to lake Canobolas every Thursday afternoon to have a swim and experience a unique and different sport.
The lessons are coached and learning techniques and participating in a physically tiring sport.

Pool competition – Friday nights 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Orange Youth Hub plays Host to its weekly pool competition nights for all ages including 12 – 24. The pool competition involves an elimination tournament where young people play against each other and the winner of the tournament taking home a $50.00 gift voucher. Orange Youth Hub also provide free pizza for the night. The Youth Hub also has a bus available for transport to and from the youth hub that can drop the young person back home.

Orange Youth Hub – Escape Room event

Orange Youth Hub 33 Garema road, Orange, NSW

Take a trip to the new Missing Klues escape room with Orange Youth Hub. Suitable for ages 12 to 24. Transport available. Registration essential. Call Jarrad Szczudlo on 0428 512...

Orange Youth Hub – Call of Duty tournament

Join in the Orange Youth Hub Call of Duty tournament for your chance to win an EB Games voucher. Suitable for ages 12 to 24. Transport available. Registration essential. Call...

Orange Youth Hub – Movie Day

Take a trip to Odeon 5 Cinemas with Orange Youth Hub. Suitable for ages 12 to 24. Transport available. Registration essential. Call Jarrad Szczudlo on 0428 512 070 or email...

Orange Youth Hub – Basketball 3×3 competition

Orange Youth Hub 33 Garema road, Orange, NSW

Celebrate the end of the school holidays with a 3x3 basketball competition at Orange Youth Hub. There will be a barbecue, music and prizes. Suitable for ages 12 to 24....

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Winter Fire Festival Hub

Robertson Park 256 Lords Place, Orange, NSW

The Orange Winter Fire Festival will be bigger and brighter this year, thanks to the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program. This funding will go towards enhancing the...

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free
Recurring

Orange Youth Hub Ping Pong Competition Nights

Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW

Orange Youth Hub Welcomes all Ping Pong players aged between 12 - 24 to a Thursday night at the Youth Hub. A knockout style  Ping Pong competition will be played...

Free

Youth Action Council

Orange Youth Action Council was established in 2016 by the Orange City Council.

The current Youth Council consist of 15 young people aged from 12 – 24 that reside or attend school within the Orange Local Government Area and are supported by the Orange City Council Youth Development Officer.

Membership to the Youth Council is accepted all year round and is valid for a two year term.

What does the Orange Youth Council do?

  • Provide a flexible platform  for young people to start conversations on issues and topics important to them
  • Take a leadership role in the planning and organisation of events and activities for young people, including Youth Week and Child Protection Week
  • Consult with the Youth Hub team to organise relevant activities for young people
  • Learn about what local Government does for the community especially young people
  • Provide suggestions and comments on local government policies and programs for young people
  • Participate in community life and support youth organisations and services
  • Represent the orange City Council at selected local and State youth forums.
  • Offer young people the opportunity to participate in  the Duke of Edinburgh  Award

What is required?

  • Orange Youth Council offers flexible commitment conditions that cater for all young people.
  • Attend  monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from 4.00 – 5.30pm
  • Contribute to the planning and running of youth events and activities

Apply now for the Orange Youth  Council

Orange Youth Awards

Orange City Council has developed a monthly Youth Award with the aim of recognising and celebrating young people in our community.

If you know a young person between 12 and 25 years who has made a significant contribution to the areas of education, community work, sport, culture, the arts or the environment you are invited to complete a nomination form.

An independent panel will select the Youth of the Month and all nominees will receive a certificate of achievement.

The monthly winner will be profiled in the local media and will go on to be nominated for the Orange Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Nomination forms are available here, or from the Council’s Customer Service desk, Orange City Library and the Orange Community Information and Services Centre.

Youth Week

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia in April each year. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 all across Australia get involved in NYW each year.

NYW is an opportunity for young people to:
• share ideas
• attend live events
• have their voices heard on issues of concern
• showcase their talents
• celebrate their contribution to the community
• take part in competitions

Youth Week is an annual program of events that happens all across Australia. It focuses on celebrating young people and the contribution they make inthe community. Events in Orange include concerts, awards nights, movies, fashion shows, youth forums and Skate Park events coordinated through the Youth Services Interagency.

For more information visit www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au or Orange Youth Services Interagency.

All About YOUth – Youth Week event

Orange is hosting a free one-day event on 11 April 2022 for all young people and community to celebrate Youth Week. The event will be held from 10am – 2pm, with venue to be decided closer to the day.

If you would like to be part of it please click here to download an Expression of Interest form.