- Safe Space
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.
Youth Services Team Leader
The Youth Services Coordinator is responsible for the operational capabilities of the youth centre.
Youth Project Worker
The Youth Project Worker’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
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.
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.
The drop in service is a safe and supervised space where young people can come in and relax, play some games, enjoy some delicious food and talk to youth workers. Activities include pool tables, table tennis, basketball, PS3, Wii, computers with internet, sporting equipment, arts and craft materials and board games.
Axis is open for drop in on Wednesdays from 3pm – 6pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 6pm.
You can download the term three program here(PDF, 181KB).
School Holiday Program
Each school holidays, Axis Youth Centre runs activities that includes excursions both locally and outside of the local area. Activities are mostly free and in the past has included trips to Luna Park, Mogo Zoo, Corrin Forrest, Bateman’s Bay, Jamberoo, amazing race challenge, scavenger hunt, the block challenge, Masterchef challenge and much more.
Drop in hours during the school holiday are Tuesdays from 2pm – 6pm, Wednesdays from 1pm – 6pm, Thursdays from 2pm – 6pm and Fridays from 1pm – 8pm. For more information please visit our Facebook page (fb.me/AxisYouthCentre).
Axis Youth Centre runs a free boxing program during school term at a local gym. Participants work with a personal trainer and learn a range of different skills, including fitness, control, and boxing techniques. For more information, please contact Axis Youth Centre on 6285 6341 or 6285 6340.
Starting from February 2018, Axis Youth Centre has been running a new group called GirlZone every Wednesday from 3-5pm. This is a group for young girls aged 12-25, where they can learn new skills, meet new people and have fun.
This group aims to engage the young people to the youth centre and provide them with a space that focuses on issues directly related to young females. Activities include self-defence classes, arts and craft, skin care and more. This is also a great group for young girls to make new friends.
Axis Youth Centre will be running a Koori group every Tuesday afternoon from 3-6pm. It was identified mid-2016 that there is a large number of displaced indigenous youth in the Queanbeyan area. This program aims to provide these young indigenous boys with opportunities to develop into strong indigenous leaders through cultural knowledge.
The main objectives from this program is for the participants to learn history and share stories, build confidence and resilence within the community, engage in the education system, address any barriers and learn traditional customs and practices. We will also work with these young indigenous boys to teach them to become mentors to the younger generation. There will be a number of practical activities, such as boomerang making, didgeridoo making, cooking and more.
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
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