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We value young people in our community and are committed to providing opportunities. Below you will find information and support for young people that live, study or play in Holdfast Bay.

Upcoming Events
Race Around the Bay

Do you and your friends love an adventure and a bit of friendly competition? HoldUp Youth Committee is running a Race Around the Bay on Sunday 7 October. You will have two hours to complete as many activities on your list as you can. The team with the most points will be the champions! There's great prizes up for grabs and tons of fun activities suitable for all ages.

We suggest that ages 13 and up can participate on their own and ages 12 and under should participate with an adult. Teams will be travelling around Glenelg on foot and crossing roads during the event.

When: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Sunday 7 October 2018
Where: start/finish Colley Reserve Rotunda
Cost: $10 per team of 3 to 6 people
Registrations: Opening now

HoldUp Youth Committee

HoldUp is the City of Holdfast Bay Youth Committee and is the voice for people aged 12-25 in the Holdfast Bay area. We represent young people who live, work, study or spend time in the Holdfast Bay Council area. We organise events and activities for youth, seek ideas and feedback from young people and let you know about opportunities to have your say about things happening in your community.

Joining HoldUp Youth Committee

If you are a young person aged 14 to 25 that lives, studies or works in Holdfast Bay then get involved....Your voice will help influence Council by:

  • Contributing to important community development projects affecting young people
  • Informing Council on issues that are important to young people.
  • Developing youth initiatives and planning and organising youth activities and events
  • Directing decisions that affect young people in the community

To register your interest, please complete and submit the below Registration Form or contact Melissa Priest on 8229 9999 or

Youth Committee Registration Form

HoldUp Brochure

HoldUp Meetings

Meetings are held monthly on a Monday evening at Grow SA, located at 355 Brighton Rd, Hove. If you would like to attend a meeting please contact Melissa Priest on 8229 9999 or 

Holdfast Bay Youth Action Plan 2018 - 2023

In October 2017 Council engaged the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) to undertake a council-wide consultation with young people to produce a Youth Action Plan that will guide the role of Council, in particular Council’s Youth and Recreation Officer and HoldUp Youth Committee over the next five years.

YACSA is the peak body that represents young people aged 12-25 years in South Australia and they have extensive experience in best practice youth participation and engagement.

Holdfast Bay Youth Action Plan 2018 - 2023(2131 kb)

National Youth Week (NYW)

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12 - 25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year.

You can get involved in NYW 2018 by:

  • sharing your ideas
  • getting involved in the planning, organising and running of NYW events and activities
  • getting on board and attend NYW activities, workshops and events
  • showcasing your talents
  • celebrating your contributions to the community

National Youth Week

Southern Youth Network Collective (SYNC)

The Southern Youth Network Collective was born out of the merging of the South Western Youth Workers Network (SWYN) and the Southern Youth Workers Network (SYN) in March of 2012. The aim of the network is to provide a more robust and sustainable network for youth workers in the south to access networking tools, collaboration opportunities, information and professional support.


SYNC's current membership includes; federal, state and local government organisations, non-government and community based organisations, schools, youth workers, community health workers and students.

SYNC members represent a variety of organisations and come from diverse backgrounds. Anyone who works with young people in the southern region of Adelaide is invited to become a member.

SYNC Meeting Times
All SYNC meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 9.30am to 11.00am with venues alternating between the inner and outer southern suburbs. Please contact SYNC to find out where the next meeting will be held.

Further information
For more information about the network, please contact:

Active Communities Mailing List

Click here to join our Active Communities Mailing List to be notified when there are exciting activities and events coming up in your interest areas.

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