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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.

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Friendly Visiting Youth Program

Zoe, a year 9 student from Immanuel College, has worked in collaboration with the City of Holdfast Bay and Alwyndor aged care service to create a youth volunteering program. This 6 week program involves young people aged 12 - 20 visiting with an elderly person living in residence at Alwyndor and making a new friend. This looks like

  • visiting for 30 minutes to an hour once a week.
  • learning skills from each other.
  • Taking walks, playing board games, sharing music etc.

This program can work in conjunction with the Duke of Edinburgh award as community service which achieves SACE points.

Induction is occurring soon! Register your interest below.

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 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.

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.