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.

Youth Mural Project

Youth Services is seeking Expressions of Interest from local artists aged 14-24 for the potential creation of public murals that reflect the theme of ‘inclusiveness’. The program will offer opportunities for young artists to develop skills and experience while creating high quality murals for the enjoyment of Orange residents and visitors.

The murals will be installed at various locations across Orange. The sites will be allocated to successful artists with consideration for the existing buildings and environment needing to be incorporated into the final design.

Orange City Council will provide all materials to undertake the mural, completed WHS documents, and cover insurance requirements. A contribution of $500 will be paid to each artist and a professional mentor may be provided if the selected artist would like support to complete the mural.

Click here to download an Expression of Interest form. Submissions close 22 October 2021.

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.

Term 3

Garage Band – Wednesdays (4pm -6pm)

A music program dedicated to helping teenagers fine-tune their own music, writing and singing skills. Our lovely teacher Kellie helps students write and produce their own music, and at the end of the program each student will have their own piece of music to take away from it.

Youth Shed – Fridays (4pm – 6pm)

Youth shed program teacher Darren is helping students develop their life skills by learning how to fix things around the house, build outdoor fireplaces and take ownership of how to build items around the house.

Recurring

Music in the Park

Cook Park, Orange, NSW Summer Street, Orange, NSW

Live music in Cook Park - taking you around the world in one hour - by Orange's award-winning brass band under Conductor Phil Rees (OAM). Bring your friends, bring your...

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.