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Young people
We empower Central Coast youth through our school holiday programs Youth Week activities school based programs youth centres and much more.

The Central Coast Council Youth Services team are committed to creating opportunities for young people to develop their aspirations, skills and talents.

Central Coast Youth Strategy 

Council is investing in our young people as they represent the future of our region. Together with the Y4Y (Youth for Youth) Action Team we create opportunities for connection, creativity and inclusion ensuring the Central Coast is a place where people aged 12-24 can establish positive lifestyles, learn and develop new skills and find meaningful employment.

To help us achieve this Council has worked in collaboration with the Central Coast Y4Y Action Team, consulted with youth services, and over 1600 young people to develop the Central Coast’s first ever Youth Strategy.

The Central Coast Council Youth Strategy 2019-2024 is designed for local youth, by local youth and provides the strategic direction for the delivery of contemporary youth services, programs, activities and events that meet the needs of a diverse population. It’s a plan for Council to work alongside the local youth sector, schools, young people and the community to make the Central Coast an even better place.

Youth Week

National Youth Week is held in March/April each year and showcases the talents and achievements of young people from a national, state, and local community level. 

Each year Council celebrates Youth Week by holding the annual Central Coast Youth Week Awards.

The awards are dedicated to honour young people that go the extra mile for the Central Coast community and who are positive role models for other young people within the region. Nominations open in January/February each year. 

In addition, Council develops a Youth Week Calendar which highlights local activities, programs, and events for young people. 

If your organisation is holding a Youth Week activity and would like to have it included in the Central Coast Youth Week Calendar, contact 

Creative Engineers Program

The Creative Engineers program received a Highly Commended honour at the LGNSW 2019 Awards in acknowledgement that the program provides an opportunity for young emerging artists to explore their creativity, showcase their talents and enhance their skills. 

The program is linked to a strong community of artists, performers, and musicians in the region to improve access to industry networks and target markets. The program explores creative career and industry opportunities, enterprise development and event production through a range of youth programs, activities, and events such as:

  • Discovered
  • Battle of the Bands
  • eMerge
  • Idea to Screen
  • Let Me Entertain You
  • Music Pathways

To find out more contact 

Term and School Holiday Programs

Council offers a number of term programs which are delivered in partnership with local schools and/or youth services providers. If you are a youth service provider or you would like to discuss a partnership program with Council’s Youth Services team, please contact the Team Leader at

The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue 

The Hub Erina is a Youth Entertainment Venue that is available for hire to deliver youth programs. It is a multi-functional space for youth focused events, programs, and activities.

For hiring and availability complete the online booking form and a Youth Development Officer will contact you to discuss your enquiry booking. Prior to booking please read the terms and conditions.

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