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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.

Joining HoldUp Youth Committee

If you are a young person aged 12 to 25 that lives, studies or works in Holdfast Bay then get involved....Your voice will help influence Council by:

  • Contributing to important community development projects affecting young people.
  • Informing Council on issues that are important to young people.
  • Developing youth initiatives and planning and organising youth activities and events.
  • Directing decisions that affect young people in the community.

To register your interest, please complete and submit the below Registration Form or contact Mel Priest on (08) 8229 9999 or

HoldUp Meetings

Meetings are held monthly on a Monday evening at Grow SA, located at 355 Brighton Rd, HOVE. If you would like to attend a meeting please contact Mel Priest on (08) 8229 9999 or

Emerging Civic Leaders Program - February 2020

Know someone aged 18-24 who’s passionate about leading social change? They should apply for our Emerging Civic Leaders program! Successful applicants will learn from leading social change makers & entrepreneurs, build skills for future study & employment, and make young voices heard in our community.

Emerging Civic Leaders is a three month leadership program designed to empower a generation of young, civic leaders that are ready and equipped to make young voices heard in our democracy. Submit an application to join our next program starting in February 2020.

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 to create a series of HoldUp Hot Job Tips to help young people entering the workforce. Check out our tips now!

Thank you very much to the traders who 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 that will guide the role of Council, in particular Council’s Youth and Recreation Officer and HoldUp Youth Committee over the next five years.

YACSA is the peak body that represents young people aged 12-25 years in South Australia and they have extensive experience in best practice youth participation and engagement.

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.

SA Youth Week 2020 - 17 to 26 April

You can get involved in SAYW 2020 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.

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