Council is involved in :
- Planning and facilitating the development of youth services, facilities and activities
- Assessing the needs of young people and services
- Promoting the participation of young people and showcasing their achievements
Annual activities include:
- Youth Week and Celebration Youth Festival
- Planning days and forums
- Youth Arts Projects
- Support interagency and collaborative approaches
- Supporting music events, skate comps and other youth entertainment
Youth Resource Card (PDF 176KB)
NSW Youth Week - Friday 13 April to Sunday 22 April 2018
Youth Week in NSW is a week long celebration held in April each year that is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state. Youth Week is an opprtunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.
Council is pleased to invite appropriate organisations to participate in the local NSW Youth Week 2018 proposed program by offering small amounts of funding as a contribution towards the cost of staging local Youth Week activities and events. Funding application and conditions are available from the link below and must be read in conjunction with information on Council's grant page.
Youth Shoalhaven Interagency
Youth Shoalhaven is an interagency of youth services in the Shoalhaven; and provides a forum for young people, the youth sector and the broader community to identify their needs and participate in the development of strategies and services to respond to these needs. The interagency has developed draft position papers to be able to lobby effectively on issues for young people and voiced at as many forums as possible. Links below to position papers.
Youth Shoalhaven Position Paper on Youth Health and access to Health Services for young people (PDF 443KB)
Youth Shoalhaven Interagency Youth Homelessness 2014 position paper (PDF 305 MB)
Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy
Shoalhaven City Council has an Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy. The aim of the strategy is to provide a guide to those working with Aboriginal young people, across a range of community sectors including local government, to best carry out their work to support and encourage young Aboriginal people to fulfil their potential as strong, proud community members and leaders.
Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy (PDF 4mb)
The Nowra Youth Protocol is a set of guidelines for all those who use public and private space around the Nowra CBD. Its aim is to ensure people of all ages feel safe and welcome in the CBD. Information and documentation has also been developed to support the Youth Protocol and its implementation by the community. Follow links below for a copy of the protocol and or brochure as well as protocol partner websites
Nowra Youth Protocol Brochure (956KB open in new window)
Nowra Youth protocol - adopted by Shoalhaven City Council 18/3/14 (2MB open in new window)
Access Community Group
Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven Business Chamber
Stockland Nowra Shopping Centre
Shoalhaven Student Pathway Pass
In a state-wide first, the Shoalhaven Student Pathway Pass provides local students with a free travel service for high school approved learning opportunities.
Shoalhaven bus providers have agreed to carry students free of charge on any timetabled bus if the student is participating in a school approved learning opportunity.
Passes will be distributed by high schools.
This project is a partnership between Council, Youth Shoalhaven, Shoalhaven Bus Companies and NSW Transport.
For more information follow the links below or contact your high school
Shoalhaven Student Pathways Pass Application Form (PDF 99KB)
Shoalhaven Student Pathways Pass Flyer (PDF 259 KB)