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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.

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, seek ideas and feedback from young people, and let you know about opportunities to have your say about things happening in your community.

Upcoming events

HoldUp Hot Job Tips

Are you looking for some quick and easy tips to help you secure your first job or a new position? We have been working with Holdfast Bay Traders and local employment services to create a series of HoldUp Hot Job Tips to help young people entering the workforce for the first time or re-entering post-COVID-19.
Check out our tips now!

Thank you very much to the traders and organisations who have already very kindly agreed to partner with us on this campaign:

  • Cibo Glenelg
  • De-Stress and Be Happy
  • Bay Junction Florist
  • The Annex Cafe

Holdfast Bay Youth Action Plan 2018 - 2023

In October 2017 council engaged the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) to undertake a council-wide consultation with young people to produce a Youth Action Plan to guide the role of council, in particular council’s Youth and Recreation Coordinator and HoldUp Youth Committee over a five year period.

Now that the Youth Action Plan has been in place for a couple of years, we'd like to take the opportunity to find out from young people how we are measuring up against our recommended actions and how young people’s needs and opportunities may have changed over this time. From 17 March to 12 April 2022 we will be actively seeking the input of young people (12-24) that live in and frequent our community to assist us in reviewing our Youth Action Plan.

SA Youth Week (SAYW)

SA Youth Week (SAYW) is a celebration of young people in South Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12 - 25 from across South Australia get involved in SAYW each year.

You can get involved in SAYW 2021 by:

  • sharing your ideas.
  • getting involved in the planning, organising, and running of SAYW events and activities.
  • getting on board and attend SAYW activities, workshops, and events.
  • showcasing your talents.
  • celebrating your contributions to the community.

Southern Youth Network Collective (SYNC)

The Southern Youth Network Collective was born out of the merging of the South Western Youth Workers Network (SWYN) and the Southern Youth Workers Network (SYN) in March of 2012. The aim of the network is to provide a robust and sustainable 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 11.00am with venues alternating between the inner and outer southern suburbs. Please contact SYNC to find out where the next meeting will be held.