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Young People

Young People

We value young people in our community and are committed to providing opportunities. Below you will find information and support for young people that live, study, or play in Holdfast Bay.

Play at the Bay

Play at the Bay provides an exciting range of recreational workshops and activities for children, young people, and families during the school holidays. Activities are held across our community centres, libraries, and the Bay Discovery Centre. Places are limited and bookings are essential for most activities. Check out the link below for the current offerings!

Days at the Bay

Did you know we have a selection of workshops available in the school holidays exclusively targeting 12 - 17 year olds? Our Days at the Bay program has a variety of offerings and is open now for bookings!

Upcoming events

HoldUp Youth Committee

HoldUp is the City of Holdfast Bay Youth Committee and is the voice for people aged 12-25 in the Holdfast Bay area. We represent young people who live, work, study, or spend time in the Holdfast Bay council area. We organise events and activities for youth and seek ideas and feedback from young people. We also let you know about opportunities to have your say about things happening in your community.

Youth Achievement Sponsorship Program

The Youth Achievement Sponsorship Program recognises and encourages the achievements of young people in the community. We provide sponsorship for young people 21 years and under, who are representing their sport or cultural activity at State and/or National level.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year, but are subject to budgetary limitations and available funds.

Holdfast Bay Youth Action Plan 2018 - 2023

In October 2017 a council-wide consultation with young people was held to produce a Youth Action Plan to guide the role of council, in particular, Council’s Youth and Recreation Coordinator and the HoldUp Youth Committee over a five-year period.

Southern Youth Network Collective (SYNC)

The Southern Youth Network Collective aim is to provide a network for youth workers and students in the South to access networking tools, collaboration opportunities, information, and professional support.


SYNC's current membership includes; federal, state, and local government organisations, non-government and community-based organisations, schools, youth workers, community health workers, and students.

SYNC members represent a variety of organisations and come from diverse backgrounds. Anyone who works with young people in the southern region of Adelaide is invited to become a member.

SYNC Meeting Times

All SYNC meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 9.30am to 11am with venues alternating between the inner and outer southern suburbs. Please contact SYNC to find out where the next meeting will be held.