AXIS Youth Centre

1. About us

  • Respectful
  • Honest
  • Engaging
  • Supportive
  • Encouraging
  • Embracing
  • Influential
  • Motivating
  • Safe Space
  • Integrity

Our Purpose

AXIS Youth Centre is a safe, supervised, drug and alcohol free recreational space for young people aged 12-25. AXIS Youth Centre is the city's hub of information, entertainment, advice, assistance and referral for all young people in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area. Our friendly, approachable and non-judgemental staff are available for advice on any issue between 10am and close of drop-in. They are always keen to chat about anything that may be troubling you. We would like to meet any and every youth from Queanbeyan and Palerang. If you have not been to the centre before, please drop by and check it out. There will be a program, activity or event for you! You will always find a friendly face and a fun and relaxed environment here.

2. Our Staff

Youth Services Team Leader

The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for the operational capabilities of the youth centre.

Youth Outreach Officer

The Youth Outreach Officer’s role is to provide relevant and effective early intervention and prevention programs (EIPP) and projects for young people aged 12-25. These programs aim to address the current needs of young people as well as empower them to make positive choices and build stronger community bonds. Project Workers also provide support to young people in a range of different areas, including life skills, employment, homelessness and more.

Programs and events include:

  • School holiday programs
  • Young parents group
  • Outreach programs
  • Gym and boxing programs
  • Upskill programs
  • LiquidFest and Youth Fest

Youth Worker

The friendly and supportive youth workers provide support to young people from all different backgrounds in a drop-in environment.

Youth workers assist young people to engage in services and programs offered at Axis Youth Centre, as well as link them to other local youth services if required. Youth workers provide support to young people with school work and further education opportunities, employment assistance and much more.

They will always listen and talk in a non-judgmental manner and develop fun and engaging activities suited to young people with different needs.

3. Services Offered

Axis Youth Centre provides a broad range of services for young people. Youth workers are able to assist young people with employment, education, homelessness, Centrelink and much more.

The youth centre also runs a variety of programs in order to engage young people and allow them to participate in fun activities they might not be able to normally access.

CDAT Food Hamper Cooking Project

Queanbeyan's Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) is running a food hamper cooking program during October and November 2020. Participants will be sent hampers of food and CDAT materials over four weeks. They will use the food to cook meals for the members of their household using our recipe book and online videos to guide them.

Participants will also be asked to complete an evaluation before, during and after the program. Permission notes for this activity can be completed in the form below or by downloading and emailing the form here(DOC, 149KB).

Click here to view form.

4. Events

AXIS Youth Centre runs a number of events each year, with LiquidFest and Youth Fest being two of the highlights. The best way to stay up to date with our events is via our Facebook page: fb.me/AxisYouthCentre.

5. QPRC Youth Committee

The QPRC Youth Committee aims to encourage participation in civic life, foster an interest in grass roots community issues. Members of the committee will be actively involved in shaping the future of QPRC by:

  • Providing informed advice to Council on the development, implementation, monitoring and review of policy, strategies and plans that affect young people.
  • Advising QPRC about important youth issues in the local area.
  • Developing local youth-led initiatives and projects that address identified needs.

The Terms of Reference for the QPRC Youth Committee can be found here.

6. Contact

AXIS Youth Centre Queanbeyan Park, off Campbell Street and Lowe Street

Phone: (02) 6285 6341 or (02) 6285 6340 | Postal Address: PO Box 90, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Email: AXISYC@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Facebook: fb.me/AxisYouthCentre

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/axisyouthcentre/