Groups for Young People in Canberra ACT Australia

Activities and organisations for Children and Young People in Canberra

  • ACT Branch of the Australian Education Union
  • ACT Scouts
  • Canberra Preschool Society – Aims to promote quality early learning.
  • Canberra Youth Music – Orchestras, bands, choirs and string ensembles.
  • Canberra Youth Theatre – For youth aged 8 to 25.
  • Galilee has served the Canberra community through caring for disadvantaged babies, children and young people for over twenty years. Galilee is a community based not-for-profit organisation that addresses the immediate needs of children and young people while also concentrating on prevention strategies. They require foster carers and other volunteers.
  • Girl Guides NSW & ACT
  • Menslink: Free mentoring and counselling programs for young men aged 12-15 in the Canberra region.
  • Qnet – An online community for youth attracted to the same sex.
  • Siblings Australia is a national organisation committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.
  • South Canberra Youth Wind Orchestra – The group perform regularly at eisteddfods, fetes and community events.
  • Southside Community Services – A community based non-profit, non-government organisation. Manages and delivers a range of community services including community development, family support services, training services, children's services and aged care and disability services.
  • The Ted Noffs Foundation – Aims to help young people overcome drug addiction.
  • YMCA Canberra – Young Men's Christian Associations.
  • YWCA Canberra – Women's Christian Associations. Also see Navigate – A free and confidential outreach counselling service for young people aged 12 to 17 years and their families.
  • Youth Coalition – The peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Youth InterACT – Encourages 12 to 25 year olds to have their say about youth issues in Canberra. The website has information about grants and scholarships that the organisation offers.
  • Youth with a Mission Canberra – Christian youth ministry.
  • Warehouse Circus – For youth aged 8 to 25. Beginners, intermediate and advanced troupes. They also run programs for less advantaged youth.
  • For more youth activities see Exhibitions for a list of Canberra museums, art galleries and current exhibitions.

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