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Youth Services

Lane Cove Council supports young people 10-24 years old and their families by advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community. Through the facilitation of projects, programs and events the youth services team promotes social inclusion, leadership and development to engage young people and encourage them to get involved and build a brighter future.

What's On

Swimming and Inflatable Obstacle Course

Friday 7 October, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Lane Cove Aquatic Centre

Synergy Youth Centre is partnering with BlueFit for a fun and exciting afternoon at the pool. Enjoy one hour of swimming and one hour of fun on the inflatable obstacle course.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a towel, swimming gear and a change of clothes. Participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

Cost: $5.00

This event is for young people, aged 10-17 years old.

Bookings essential. Register your spot.

Transition to High School: Small Fish, Big Pond: How to best manage the transition to high school

Thursday 13 October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, online via Zoom

Join Ryan Usher from Headspace and Nick Kenny from KYDS Youth Development Service at 6:30pm- 7:30pm on Wednesday 21 September or Thursday13 October, as they present and share their information on transition to high school.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn the most common reasons young people are presenting for counselling right now

  • Discover strategies in how to best support them in these areas

  • Find out the top questions kids most want answered about entering high school

  • How to shift from “nervous” to “excited”

  • The most effective ways to keep old friendships and create new friendships

  • How best to explain “resilience” to a young person and equip them with the right skills

  • Discover how the circles of “control, influence and concern” can really help your child

Book online.

School Holidays Program

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Services we offer

Lane Cove Youth Centre- located at 8 Little Street Lane Cove, is a designated drop in space for young people 11-17 years old. Young people can participate in a variety of activities, and programs during the school term and is staffed by qualified youth workers to help support, inform and refer young people to appropriate services.

Volunteering - Lane Cove Council's Community Services Team welcomes volunteers 16 years and over to join us on different projects throughout the year. 

School holiday program- we offer fun activities for young people 10-16 years old.

Youth events- during the year there are number of key youth events that Council celebrates including Youth Week, Wear it Purple Day, R U OK Day, NAIDOC Week and Children's Week.

Community projects – throughout the year we facilitate and plan projects and programs to support and promote health, skills development, community engagement and social cohesion and inclusion within the community.

How to contact us

Phone: 9911 3555

Email: youth@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaneCoveYouthCentre

Resources and Information


Transition from a primary school setting to a high school setting is a big change and an adjustment.

Council has created a downloadable parents resource  to support and connect families with information to help with this transition period.

Download a copy of the Transition To High School Parents Resource

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Lane Cove Youth Centre Cookbook

Last year during lockdown, Lane Cove's Youth Workers put together a Cookbook for young people with recipes suitable all year round.  Download the Youth Centre Cookbook.

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I am Lane Cove

As part of the 2021 Youth Week celebrations, Lane Coves Youth Team created the  ‘I am Lane Cove’, a project developed by the Lane Cove’s Youth Team that aims to highlight the realities and perspectives of young people in 2021.

Questions that young people have answered in this video have been selected from questions sent in by the Lane Cove community.

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Voices of Young People in Northern Sydney

Voices of Young People in Northern Sydney is a cross-Council project which surveyed young people in the region to gain an understanding of their experiences during the lockdown period. The data gathered can be used to assist youth services in their response to support young people during the current pandemic and address any gaps in support. This project was a collaboration between Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby councils.

Download the report or click the image below to view the summary.

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Lane Cove Youth Centre

The Lane Cove Youth Centre is a drop-in space where young people aged 11-17 can go to hang-out, seek information about support services or participate in various programmed activities. 

Lane Cove Youth Centre has now resumed regular operating hours.you can contact the Youth Services team on 0432 139 925 or youth@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.   

 Location and Opening hours

The Lane Cove Youth Centre is located at 8 little street, Lane Cove under the pool grandstand.

During the school terms

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Friday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

During the school holidays

  • Monday- Friday 10am-4pm

The centre offers:

  • A term program with activities such as baking nights, cook ups, organised groups fitness, craft and activities related to various awareness days, competitions, skate sessions, youth art, pizza and DVD nights, and BBQs.

  • A school holiday program is based on drop in and centre based activities as well as excursions

  • Facilities such as a basketball court, TV and DVD, pool table, table tennis, foosball, X Box, Wii, Nintendo Switch & Music Equipment

  • Cooking demonstrations and hands on sessions with young people in the kitchen

  • Two Qualified Youth Workers to make appropriate referrals for  a young person if needs are identified i.e. health services, drug & alcohol services and LGBTQIA+ services


Contact the Youth Team

Email: youth@lanecove.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 0432 139 925