Celebrate Youth Week on the North Shore and get involved in events across our region in celebration of young people! There are heaps of events planned for Youth Week from 20-30 April 2023, including music performances, skate activities, dance parties and more. Check out what’s planned below:

Console Comp – Mosman

Thursday 20 April 12:30-4:30pm | Mosman Youth Centre

Battle it out with friends on our massive 70″ Prowise Screens in the Youth Centre and Creation Space. Compete across Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Mario Party and Boomerang Fu with heaps of prizes up for grabs! Please arrive by 12:30pm so we can allocate your game time and comp draw. This free competition is part of the Mosman Youth Holiday Drop In Program. Register Here

Youth Week Skate Jam – Meadowbank

Thursday 20 April 10am-1pm | Meadowbank Skatepark
This year School of Skate and Brella Skateboards are hosting our annual Youth Week Skate Jam! Competition for age groups are 12-15 years 16-18 years + over 18s. [If you’re travelling from Willoughby there is an excursion bus from Chatswood Youth Centre with more info here]

Register Here

Battle of the Bands – Meadowbank

Thursday 20 April 1-4pm | Meadowbank Skatepark
Battle of the Bands is back this year! Enter your band for your chance to win a recording package, entries close March 31st 2023. Finalists will be playing it out at Meadowbank Skatepark and Winners at St Ives Skatepark. Please note another competition is being held in Lane Cove under this same competition – bands may only enter one comp heat. For young people 12-24 years old. Register Here

Battle of the Bands – Lane Cove

Friday 21 April 3-6:30pm | The Canopy Lane Cove

Win a recording package and the opportunity to perform at a Skate Event in St Ives! Band applications close on Friday 31 March 2023. The Battle of the Bands Competition held in Meadowbank is part of the same competition – bands may only enter one heat. [If you’re travelling from Willoughby there is an excursion bus from Chatswood Youth Centre with more info here]. Register Here

Acknowledgement of Country Youth Workshop – Mosman

Friday 21 April 2-4pm | Mosman Youth Centre
Learn about Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country with Aunty Suzie from the Gaimaragal Group. Together we’ll help create a Acknowledgement of Country to Borogegal and Cammeraygal people where Mosman Youth Centre is located that we can use for programs and events in the space. This free workshop is a part of the Mosman Youth Holiday Drop In Program. Register Here

Nextwave Youth Film Festival Screening – Macquarie

Saturday 22 April 6-7:30pm | Event Cinemas Macquarie
Come see the stunning final works of Australia’s largest regional youth short film competition! Nextwave film festival opens from May each year for young people across Australia and this year young people were invited to make a short film under 5 minutes that included the theme “transformation” and a green item. Registered for your FREE ticket today and get FREE SMALL POPCORN COMBO. Register Here

Bush to Bowl Youth Workshop – Mosman

Wednesdays 5-26 April 4-5:30pm | Mosman Youth Centre
Get your green thumb ready for an exciting journey into the world of gardening! Join us for a 4-week program filled with educational and hands-on activities featuring native plants and food using an indigenous perspective to learn about all things bush.  You can register to our youth week workshop on the 26th, along with other workshops held on Wednesdays 5, 12 and 19 April – Register Here

Raise The Youth Dance Party – Mosman

Thursday 27 April 5-8pm | Mosman Art Gallery Grand Hall
Celebrate and enjoy a night of live musical performances from local youth artists, creative activities, dancing, food, singing and more. Raise the Youth is organised by and for young people so expect to see youth performers and youth volunteers hosting the night of fun. This is a free event for young people 12-18 years old. The event is drug and alcohol free with security provided. More Details to come..!

Colour Fest: Colour Run & Obstacle Course – North Sydney

Friday 28 April 3-5pm | St Leonards Park
Get your whitest of white clothes on and get multi-coloured. Head down to St Leonards Park on Miller Street in North Sydney for a wild Colour Run with twist. Think obstacle course and SLIME. And of course a ton of coloured Holi powder. Oh, and live music to keep the fun going. FREE, for young people 12-20 years old. Register Here

Discobility Superhero Vibes – Chatswood

Friday 28 April 6-9pm | The Dougherty Centre Chatswood
This dance event is open to all abilities and supported by Ability Options. Think Superhero vibes + Sensory Tent + Indoor Lawn Games + Bubble & Smoke Machines + DJ Dance Floor + Silent Disco + Selfie Wall + Crazy Hair & Face Paint Artist + Glow Station & Snow Cones + Prizes and Giveaways and more! Dinner, drinks and snow cones included! For young people 12-17 years old. Register Here 

Skate & Scooter Jam – St Ives

Saturday 29 April 10am-3pm | St Ives Stake Park
Fine-tune your skateboard or scooter skills with guided lessons, and show off your tricks in our skate and scooter competitions! Hosted by Brella Skateboards and School of Skate. Enjoy free food, music, pop-up games, and other activities. Free event for youth aged 12-24. Registrations required for lessons and competitions, no registrations needed to watch and cheer them on! More details to come…

Winners of Battle of the Bands – St Ives

Saturday 29 April 3-5pm | St Ives Skate Park
Two youth band winners will be jamming out at St Ives! Come celebrate the youth band winners of Battle of the Bands 2023 Meadowbank and Lane Cove. Free food, music, pop-up games, and other activities to enjoy. Free event for young people aged 12-24. No registrations required