Useful links for young people

Council has provided the following links which may be of assistance to young people or their carers. 

Get Involved

Local M.A.D.E. are on Facebook - (Music.Arts.Dance.Extravaganza & Mentoring and Development.Experience)
Community group with high youth involvement and a youth committee.  Have fun, learn hands-on entertainment industry skills and help put on festivals and other performances that showcase local emerging talent.  There are also many workshops with nationally and internationally recognised artists like: The Nomads, Morganics, King Tide and Travers Ross.  Our motto: Aspire to Inspire!

Youth Week
National Youth Week occurs each year around April. It's your chance to get involved with art, music and other events involving young people.


Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Reach Out!
Information on issues relating to youth suicide.


TAFE (NorthCoast TAFE)
Need to get some extra skills before you can land that job? Check out the site at North Coast TAFE and see what's available at your local TAFE college.

Government and Legal

Career information, services and programs for youth.

Department of Social Services  - formerly Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
Information including assistance, housing support, and youth programs.

Australian legal information website for young people.

NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Includes resources for and information about children and young people

Youth Action and Policy Association - resources for young people & youth workers in NSW, Australia.

Bellingen Shire Council is not responsible for the material and currency of information, and does not endorse the opinions presented on external sites.