Young People

Burwood Council provides a range of programs and opportunities for young people in the area through the Burwood Youth Advisory Group. A list of organisations has been put together to provide youth with help and information. 

This year, during April, Burwood Council held a Youth Week Careers Expo targeted at local high school students. The event was an opportunity to connect with education, training and employment providers to inform young people’s career choices. 



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Are you a young person aged between 12-18 years? Looking for a fun, safe and enjoyable place to hang out with your friends after school?

  • Meet other local young people
  • Enjoy some fun activities (such as sport or board games)
  • Get involved in local youths activities/programs
  • Connect with local youth workers for advice and referral
  • Prizes provided, including Westfield vouchers
  • Light snacks provided

Every Thursday 3:00pm-5:30pm at Burwood Park Community Centre (2 Comer St, Burwood, located inside Burwood Park, next to Montessori). 

No bookings required, just show up after school. 

If you have any enquiries, please contact Burwood Council on 9911 9911 or email

Download the flyer(PDF, 950KB)

DFS supports young girls who need assistance due to homelessness, domestic violence or unemployment. Our services provide clothing and a range of skills to support a smooth transition to economic independence and security. 

It is a Free service with no eligibility requirements.

Service may provide quality clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, toiletries etc tailored for their size and tastes and at no cost.

Free clothing pack – (Pack and Send)

Bookings for our free workshops



Family Planning NSW provides a non-judgmental, confidential safe space for young people to find all the reproductive and sexual health information and services they need without feeling uncomfortable. Our clinics are youth-friendly and appointments can be made with our doctors or nurses to discuss everything from contraception and pregnancy testing to STIs.

You can find loads of resources about puberty, the body, relationships and sex on our BodyTalk specifically designed for under 25s. Need to talk to someone quickly? Give our Talkline a buzz and talk to a nurse who can help you.

Ashfield clinic: (02) 8752 4300

Talkline: 1300 658 886





Counselling: Adolescent & Family Counselling and Specialist Sexual Assault Counselling Therapeutic interventions for adolescents aged 12-17 and their family members addressing a range of issues such as Sexual assault/violence, trauma, family violence, mental ill health, family separation, child at risk issues, alcohol and drug use, school and peer/relationship issues.

RISE: Case work and group work programs for children and young people aged 10-15 and their families where there are vulnerabilities impacting on their capacity to remain engaged at school.

SYYP: Supported playgroup and casework for young parents aged up to 24 who are at risk of homelessness delivered in consortia with Launchpad and YWCA

Waranara School- Alternate education for students in years 9-12 who require supported, flexible schooling due to mental health and significant life challenges (e.g. trauma).

ParentWise- Parenting program for parents of adolescents aged 12-17.

02) 8571 7800


Free and confidential service for young people aged 12 - 25 years.   We offer a range of services and supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their drug and alcohol use, mental and physical wellbeing.  

COVID-19 update:

  • Clients are being supported via phone and video calls where possible
  • Accepting walk-ins
  • Taking new referrals with no wait list at present
  • Bulk billing GP clinic being run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Work and Study support, Youth homelessness services and Family Therapy being offered via video and in person at headspace where clinically required
  • Some clinical services being provided in person at headspace where clinically required
  • All face to face services are subject to COVID-19 Protocols

(02) 9193 8000


Are you a young person aged 12-24 years who either lives, works, visits or studies in the Burwood area?

If you're interested in having an impact on your community and working with other young people while learning new skills, then the Burwood Youth Advisory Group (BYAG) would love to have you on board!

Working with Burwood Council, BYAG is a team of young people who organise fun community events and develop excellent leadership, teamwork, public speaking and event management skills.

We already have some exciting ideas for 2020 and would love to add some fresh faces to our team.

If you would like to get involved and represent local youth then contact  Burwood Council's Youth Development Officer on  or 9911 9911 for more information.

Also, ‘like’ us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our activities!


General youth service (programs and recreational facilities) working with ages 12-24yrs. We also provide Casework and Counselling services. 

(02) 9564 3222


Think, Eat and Move (TEAM) is a FREE, 8-week healthy lifestyle program for young people aged 13 to 17. During the program, participants completed weekly online activities to learn about healthy eating, physical activity, and other healthy habits. Participants also complete weekly phone coaching call with a health professional who's there to provide support and advice along the way. 

Fact Sheet and Information(PDF, 3MB)
1300 899 736


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Youth Recreation & Life Skills Programs

Activities include:

  • Boxing
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Flag Gridiron
  • Aussie Rules
  • Mental Health Workshops
  • Hip Hop, focusing on rhyming
  • Rap & Song Writing activities


FREE for all young people aged 12-18 years.

Music Program

  • Hip Hop, focusing on rhyming
  • Rap & Song Writing activities

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Dates: 29 September 2022 & 6 October 2022

Venue: Burwood Park Community Centre, 2B Comer Street, Burwood

Youth Mental Wellbeing workshop

Find out more about alcohol and drug resources – standard glass of wine, beer or spirts.

Day: Thursday

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Date: 29 September 2022

Venue: Burwood Park Community Centre, 2B Comer Street, Burwood

Boxing Program

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Dates: 13 October 2022 to 10 November 2022

Venue: Burwood Park Community Centre, 2B Comer Street, Burwood

Mixed Sports Program

4 Week Sports Program: Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Gridiron & Aussie Rules

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Dates: 17 November 2022 to 8 December 2022

Venue: Burwood Park Community Centre, 2B Comer Street, Burwood


17 November 2022 – Soccer

24 November 2022 – Ultimate Frisbee

1 December 2022 – Flag Gridiron

8 December 2022 – Aussie Rules

Download the flyer(PDF, 301KB)