Shoalhaven City Council is involved in developing youth services, facilities and activities.

We promote the participation of young people and showcase their achievements across the Shoalhaven.

Youth Week 2022

Youth Week is a yearly event that focuses on celebrating the talents of young Australians aged from 12 to 25 years. This year, Council is hosting a range of fun-filled activities from 1-14 April, including a ‘Futures Fair’, open-air cinema roadshow and a music ‘Futures Fest’. The events are an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.

Headline events include:

Friday 1 April - ‘Futures Fair’

Held at El Horses in the Bishops Building in Nowra, the ‘Futures Fair’ kicks-off with a Youth Pathways Expo where students can connect with services that will help them plan their future goals. The Fair continues with Southland Creative’s ‘My Home – Youth Short Film Festival’ and Open-Air Cinema Roadshow’s showcase of the superhero film 'Shazam!'

Wednesday 6 April - Open-Air Cinema Roadshow

Join us in Sussex Inlet for a special movie night showcasing the iconic Australian film ‘Red Dog: True Blue’. Held in partnership with Optus, the movie will screen at Sussex Inlet Public School, from 6:00pm.

Tuesday 12 April - ‘Futures Fest’

This battle of the bands music festival celebrates the talents of students from Nowra to Moruya. Come along to hear live music from local young artists and enjoy local food trucks on the lawn of the Ulladulla Civic Centre. 

Entry to events is FREE and bookings are not required.  

Council’s Youth Week Grants Program is also supporting a range of creative activities at Nowra Youth Centre and the Country Women’s Association, an intergenerational morning tea at Mission Australia, and much more.  

View the full calendar of local Youth Week activities around the Shoalhaven.

To find out what's happening across NSW, visit

Skate parks and youth facilities

Find skate parks, BMX tracks, cycleways and more across the Shoalhaven:

Nowra youth protocol

Nowra Youth Protocol is a set of guidelines for all those who use public and private space around the Nowra central business district (CBD). It was adopted by Shoalhaven City Council 18 March 2014.

It aims to make sure people of all ages feel safe and welcome in the CBD.


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Youth Shoalhaven (interagency)

Youth Shoalhaven is a group of youth services that provide a public discussion opportunity (forum) for young people and the youth sector, and the broader community, to identify their needs and develop strategies and services to respond to those needs.

They have developed draft position papers to lobby effectively on issues for young people.


Youth advisory committee

Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) represents the interest and views of local young people to Council and the Community.

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Aboriginal youth engagement strategy

Shoalhaven City Council’s Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy provides a guide to those working with Aboriginal young people across a range of community sectors including local government.

It aims to inform how organisations can best work with Aboriginal young people.

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Last updated on 06 April 2022