Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Youth Network (HKYN) is made up of youth and community services that work with and provide services to young people in the Hornsby and/or Ku-ring-gai local government areas.


The purpose of this network is to:

  • provide opportunities to develop partnerships;
  • share information and resources;
  • support professional development;
  • encourage the improvement of service provision, networking, cooperation, coordination and integration of youth projects;
  • provide programs that respond to the needs and interests of young people;
  • provide advocacy with or on behalf of young people.


HKYN members will:

  • meet on a monthly basis to share information and to identify issues affecting young people, their families and service providers;
  • encourage local agencies or authorities to address issues of concern facing young people and their families;
  • develop programs and partnerships and advocacy/lobbying tools to respond to young people’s needs;
  • work in collaboration, if need arises to attract funding or to respond to the needs of young people;
  • identify service gaps, maximise resource sharing and minimise service duplication.

Who Participates 

HKYN has a broad representation of service providers which include:

  • Government – Councils, Police, Health, Education and Community, Juvenile Justice and Family and Community Services.
  • Non-government – migrant and youth services.
  • Faith based services – Christian church groups non-Christian groups, organisations and youth related services.

More information and how to join

If you would like further information or to join HKYN please email Cherise Ricciardo at cricciardo@kmc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9424 0837.