Youth Opportunities

Youth Opportunities

A collection of youth opportunities open to young people in Mosman and NSW

From job opportunities to youth committees, keep an eye on this page for the latest opportunities open to young people!

  • YMCA NSW Youth Parliament - 1 week left to join the task force!

    28 November, 2017, By web team IN Youth Opportunities

    YMCA NSW Youth Parliament is an empowerment and advocacy program that provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard through legislative debate and decision making.

  • Battle of the Bands

    9 November, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    The City of Ryde will be holding a Battle of the Bands competition for 2018. The competition is open to all Youth bands (there is NO location restriction).

    Bands will be shortlisted by a panel of judges and the top three entries will be invited to perform at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert. The concert will provide bands to do a live performance and showcase their talents to the community.

    A judging panel will finalise a winner on the night and will award the winning band with a cash prize of $1000. There will also be a People's Choice Prize of $250.

    The winner will be announced at the City of Ryde Australia Day Concert.




    To register your band click on the button below to complete the online application form.

    All fields must be completed in the entry form with the inclusion of a live video (maximum 10 minutes).

    Please note: All applicants must be over the age of 16 to complete the form. If under the age of 16 a guardian/teacher must complete the form on behalf of the band.

    Register your Band

    Applications close at 4 pm on Monday 11 December 2017.



    • Application form must be submitted by 4pm Monday 11 December 2017.
    • The competition is open to Australian bands whose members fit between the ages of 12 and 25 years of age as at the 26 January 2018.
    • Bands must be available to attend and perform at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert on Friday 26 January 2018. The Concert will begin at 5 pm, with the top three ‘Battle of the Bands’ opening the event.
    • Bands that have signed a contract with a major record company are not eligible to enter the City of Ryde (COR) Battle of the Bands competition.
    • All videos submitted for entry must be of a live performance, to an audience. Videos must have at least 1 original song and videos cannot exceed 10 minutes in duration.
    • All band members under 16 years of age must have parental or guardian consent to perform at the Australia Day Concert.
  • Young Citizen of the Year - Nominations Open

    7 November, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    Nominations are now open for Mosman's Young Citizen of the Year Award.

  • NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards 2017

    25 September, 2017, By web team IN MYnews







    Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young AchieverAwards are now open and we want Mosman young achievers to be recognised!

    Nominations are being sought in the following categories:


    The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

    First National Real Estate Leadership Award

    Freemasons of NSW/ACT Community Service Award

    Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award  

    Worldwide Printing Solution Sports Award  

    Soroptimist International Women Creating Change Award

    WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award


    The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 20th April 2018 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre.


    Recognise a young person now and make their day!

    Category winners will each receive $2,500 from Masonicare and a magnificent trophy. One of the category winners will be chosen as the NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year and will receive $5,000 from Masonicare and a State trophy.


    To submit a nomination, simply go online to and click ‘Nominate Now.’

    Nominations close Friday 8th December 2017. For assistance please feel free to contact the Awards Office on 1300 735 445 or email


    Since the creation of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award in 2014, it has applauded the leadership, vision, excellence and commitment of young people, whilst highlighting their efforts and success. The purpose of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age.


  • Speak Up For ReachOut Volunteer Program

    4 September, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Speak Up For ReachOut (SURFO) volunteer application

    You have the power to break down stigma surrounding mental health, raise awareness of the ReachOut service and support young people to be happy and well.

    This program will connect you with a group of committed and passionate volunteers and train you to Speak Up For ReachOut - sharing your personal stories of overcoming challenges and tough times with the help of ReachOut services, tools, apps or forums etc.


    We will be looking out for people that meet the needs of the Speaker Program.
    This includes;
    · If you are between 18-22yrs
    · If you live in Sydney, Canberra or Brisbane
    · If you have used the ReachOut service before
    · If you are confident with public speaking
    · If you can attend our weekend training workshop.

    To become a SURFO volunteer there will be three rounds of application:
    Completing an application form
    A phone/in person/skype chat to get to know you a bit better
    Training - If your application is successful, ReachOut will invite you to complete an online introduction course and join them in Sydney on Oct 28th - 29th for a weekend training workshop.

    Applications: here

  • 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council

    31 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Are you looking for a way to have your say on important issues, something for the resume or just after some new experiences?

    If yes... Applications are now open to become a member of the NSW Youth Advisory Council.

    What is the NSW Youth Advisory Council?

    The NSW Youth Advisory Council is an advisory council set up by The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People and it plays an important role in guiding NSW Government youth affairs and raising the views of young people.

    The Council meets regularly throughout the year to discuss a range of relevant topics, as well as monitoring and evaluating youth-related policies and legislation which affect young people.

    The 12 Council members, aged between 12 and 24, come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW.

    So what is involved? 

    - Advising the Minister and the Advocate on  planning, development,and implementation of government policies and programs for young people.

    - Consult with young people, community groups and government agencies

    - Monitor and evaluate legislation and government policies and programs concerning young people and recommend changes.

    - Conduct forums, approved by the Minister, on issues of interest to young people.

    -Collect, analyse and provide information on issues and policies concerning young people.

    Applications are open until September 30, 2017 for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council,

    Applications at:


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