FREE sector development forum

FREE sector development forum on the topic of Law and Justice for Multicultural Young People, hosted by MYAN NSW in partnership with Bankstown City Council.

The forum will explore the issues that young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds face when dealing with the police and criminal justice systems, and identify ways to build positive relationships between these groups.

The forum is aimed at professionals whose roles bring them into contact with young people from multicultural backgrounds, including youth workers, settlement workers, police, teachers, staff of government agencies etc, and will include workshop presentations, small and large group discussions and a Q&A panel.

Monday 1 June 2015 from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre

Places are limited so please RSVP at

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Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball Tournament 9 is about to begin. General online registrations open on Friday, 17 April  but places are limited! The tournament is open to any young person aged 12-18 years who lives or attends school in the Bankstown local government.

Tournament 9 details:

  • An 8 Week Tournament for 12-18 year olds (who reside or attend school in the Bankstown LGA)
  • When: Saturday 2 May – 20 June 2015, 7.30pm-Midnight
  • Additional 1 hour Pre-tournament Grading & Skills Session (Week one only), Saturday, 2 May, 6-7pm (essential for new players and previous players who haven’t attended a Skills & Drills session in previous tournaments)
  • Where: Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Third Avenue, Condell Park
  • Cost: nil (Dinner and uniforms provided & we bus players home within the Bankstown LGA)

For more information go to

Australian nurses in Lemnos

Dates & Times

Wednesday 22 April 2015 | 11.00 AM
Venue: Riverwood Library

Hear about the amazing endurance and perseverance of the Australian nurses of WW1 and their ability to bring order  out of chaos.

At the beginning of August 1915, during the Gallipoli campaign, 3AGH was landed on a bare and treeless hillside on the Greek island of Lemnos. The tents and equipment were delayed for three weeks, water was in short supply, and there was no sanitation.

Two days later, Matron Grace Wilson and 80 nurses arrived, closely followed by more than 150 patients from Gallipoli.


FREE! For tickets, follow the link below.


Riverwood Library
Cnr Belmore Rd & Roosevelt Ave Riverwood NSW 2210

Fun for kids at Vacation Care Centres

Photo of girl at vacation care

Dates & Times

Monday 20 April 2015 | 5.00 PM

Finding something interesting, educational, entertaining or fun for kids to do during the Autumn holidays is always hard, but the City of Canterbury has the solution with its vacation care program.

Our Vacation Care program offers plenty of choice for parents and is an inexpensive way to keep their children active during the Autumn break. Our Clemton Park and Lakemba vacation care centres will be hosting an action-packed program of activities, for children aged between 5 and 12 years, from 7 April to 20 April 2015. Some of the activities taking place include:

  • Luna Park
  • Fx Zone @ Homebush
  • Big Fun Camps @ centre
  • Built By Kids Construction Workshop
  • Super hero capes
  • Little Archers – Archery @ Sydney Olympic Park
  • Manly Sealife Aquarium
  • and more!

Parents are advised to pack the following for their children to bring with them:

  • Nutritious lunch and drink;
  • Hat and sunscreen.

Parents are also advised to make sure their children are dressed in old clothing for the program’s activities.

Vacation Care Centres and Information Packs

Lakemba Public School

Alice Street
Lakemba NSW 2195
Phone: Rosanne 9750 6453
Mobile: 0414 191 277

Vacation Care April 2015 Program and Registration Forms – Lakemba(PDF, 1MB)


Clemton Park Public School

185 Bexley Road
Earlwood NSW 2206
Phone: Maria 9718 6766
Mobile: 0414 191 275

Vacation Care April 2015 Program and Registration Forms – Clemton Park(PDF, 1MB)




Refer to the Information Packs


Contact Name: Individual vacation care centres
Telephone: Lakemba on 9750 6453 or Clemton Park on 9718 6766


Canterbury City Council
137 Beamish St Campsie NSW 2194

Prepare for Work

Dates & Times

Tuesday 14 April 2015 | 12.30 PM

Prepare for Work with City of Canterbury Library Service

City of Canterbury Library Service is excited to be hosting free monthly workshops at Campsie Library for jobseekers.  We have partnered with the professional consultants from BreakThru to help residents sharpen their job hunting skills.

You will learn about typical interview questions and formats and how to present yourself in the best light. Interviews are an opportunity for the employer to see if you are the best person for the role and also for you to find out if you want to work for them. Learn how to access work experience and volunteer programs as well as how to reach the widest possible range of employers.

The expert consultants from BreakThru will be offering their advice free to any interested participants, with no prior need for enrolment in government services or programs.

City of Canterbury Library Service is excited to be hosting the monthly workshops at Campsie Library, 14-28 Amy St Campsie, starting 9 December 2014 at 10:30am. For bookings, please follow the link below.


Contact Name: Elissa
Telephone: 97899413


14-28 Amy St Campsie NSW 2196

Selfie Instagram Contest

Youth Week Instagram

Dates & Times

Sunday 19 April 2015 | 5.00 PM

Entries close 19 April 2015.

Do you want to win a hamper worth over $100? All we want you to do is take a selfie and post on Instagram with #ItStartsWithUsCanterbury. You can submit your selfies from NOW!

Canterbury Youth Council will determine the winning selfie and the winner will be notified by Friday 24 April.


Free entry


Contact Name: Belmore Youth Resource Centre
Telephone: 9718 9818


Belmore Youth & Resource Centre
Building 2, 40 Redman Parade Belmore NSW 2192

Movies and Popcorn Night


Dates & Times

Monday 13 April 2015 | 12.00 PM   &   6.00 PM
Venue: Belmore Youth & Resource Centre

Join other local youth for this Youth Week special. Enjoy a movie, great popcorn, and even greater company at a Movies & Popcorn Night at the Belmore Youth Resource Centre on Monday 12 April from 12 noon to 6pm.

For more information contact Gabby or Steph at BreakThru Mental Health Service on 8046 5840.


Free community event for local youth


Contact Name: Youth Services Team
Telephone: 9718 9848


Belmore Youth & Resource Centre
Building 2, 38-40 Redman Parade Belmore NSW 2192