Council operates skate parks, sport facilities, events throughout the year and regular live performances in Hornsby Mall showcasing local young artists.

Calling All Young People Aged 12-24!

Tell us what activities and events you want Council to host during National Youth Week 2020 and beyond.

You can submit your ideas by completing our brief online survey.

Take the Survey

Mayor’s Youth Trust Fund

The Mayor’s Youth Trust Fund provides financial support to young people who are representing themselves, their school or their community in an extracurricular or sporting activity.

If you’d like to know more please contact Council's Community Development Officer Sue Downing on 9847 6889 or email

National Youth Week

Each year Hornsby Shire Council is actively involved in National Youth Week, which celebrates young people and their achievements throughout Australia.

For more information, please contact Council's Community Development Officer Sue Downing on 9847 6889 or email

Hornsby Kuring-gai Youth Network

The Hornsby/Kuring-gai Youth Network is made up of youth workers, community workers and other representatives with an interest in youth issues. It meets monthly and aims to develop partnerships, share resources, improve services and advocate on behalf of young people.

If you would like to be part of the network please contact Ku-ring-gai Council's Youth Services Officer, Cherise Ricciardo on 9424 0994 or

Useful links

Help and advice

  • Hornsby Community Information Directory - Search for services and resources for young people in the Hornsby area
  • Way2Wellness - Way2Wellness is a free service delivered by Lifeline and funded by the Sydney North Primary Health Network, Way2Wellness connects people on Sydney’s north side with mental wellbeing support
  • HealthDirect - A non-commercial, government funded organisation providing health information on a range of topics, including drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Youthsource - Resources and support for young people living in the Northern Sydney Area. Contains information on health, life after the HSC, legal issues, youth services, events and a gig guide.
  • Barnados - Support for children and adolescents suffering from or at risk of abuse, neglect, homelessness or poverty.
  • Kids Help Line - Australia's free, confidential and anonymous online counselling service for young people aged five to 25.
  • NSW Department of Community Services - Advice and help on a range of youth issues.
  • Reach Out - A web-based service that aims to inspire and create opportunities for young people.
  • Somazone - includes an anonymous question and answer service, publishes personal stories and provides information on a range of youth services.
  • Wesley LifeForce - Information on suicide prevention and the issues of suicide.
  • Youth Beyond Blue - Support and advice for young people experiencing depression.
  • YMCA - Programs, services and support for young people including sports activities, youth leadership training and camps.

Education and careers


  • Indent - Resources, information, workshops, funding, skills development and networking opportunities for young people wishing to break into the music industry.
  • Triple J - The ABC’s radio station aimed at young people.

Information and resources

  • ReachOut - Information for young people on important issues such as human rights, culture, the environment, health and more, as well as tips on how they can take action.
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia - Volunteer opportunities for young people with Australia’s leading environment conservation organisation.
  • National Drugs Campaign - Information and facts about drugs.
  • National Youth Week- Annual event for young people aged 12 to 25. The website contains information on events, projects, competitions, youth issues and more.
  • Youth Action and Policy Assocation - Includes information for young drivers as well as youth news, training and events.
  • Youth.NSW - Information and resources on everything from money, leaving home and the law to health, relationships and study.