Council provides a range of recreational, vocational and support programs to young people (12–24 years) and their families. The service is responsive to identified community needs and operates with the objective of ensuring that young people are happy, healthy, connected, engaged and empowered.

Council’s role in the provision of Youth Services includes direct service delivery, service planning and coordination, resourcing and support, provision of community facilities and youth sector development. The service aims to address the social, welfare, recreational and vocational needs of young people. This includes issues relating to drug and alcohol use, mental health and well-being, social isolation, relationships and youth & parent engagement.

Discover what's happening for young people in Ku-ring-gai below.


Youth events and workshops

There's always something happening - check out our upcoming events and activities.

School Holiday Program

Check out what Youth Services has planned for the school holidays.
Inside the Fitz recording studio

Fitz Music Hub

Book our rehearsal space and gig venue today.


Find valuable resources for young people, parents and the community
Teenager having fun at St Ives Skate Park

St Ives Skate Park

Drop in on St Ives Skate Park for your local skating fix.

Youth Centres

Drop by one of our youth centres in Gordon, St Ives or Turramurra to have a chat, study or just hang out.

Youth Professionals

Meet our youth services team.

Parent forums

Parent seminars on topics such as navigating services, support adolescents and community safety.

Mental Health Youth Forum

Join us for the 2020 Mental Health Youth Forum at Macquarie University.

Shoreshocked 2020

Shoreshocked 2020 is Northern Sydney's biggest all ages, drug, alcohol and smoke free music festival.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network

HKYN is made up of youth and community services.