Shellharbour Youth Services Team are based at Blackbutt Youth Centre on the corner of Cygnet and Minga Avenues in Shellharbour City Centre. The Youth Centre provides general activities and support for young people aged between 12 and 25 years, living in the Shellharbour Local Government Area. The Youth Centre is open for drop in from 2 to 6 pm Monday to Friday. 

The Centre facilities include a kitchen, shower, washing Machine/Dryer, computers and space for rehearsals and for performances of all kinds; dance, music and vocals. Drop In activities include pool, table tennis, television/Video/DVD, circus Group - friday afternoons 4 - 6pm, drama - Monday & Wednesday afternoons 4 - 7pm, vocal Group - Tuesday afternoons 4 - 6pm and graf Group - Friday afternoons 4 - 6pm.

The Youth Services Team provides a variety of different activities to young people from various locations in the Shellharbour Local Government area. Activities planned include drop in at either Albion Park Youth Space or Blackbutt Youth Centre; gigs and acoustic nights. For more information about what’s on in the coming weeks, please call the Youth Services team on 4295 3820.

The Youth Services Team also attempts to provide young people in need with referrals to a wide range of youth and community services as well as government agencies. Support and assistance is provided for a range of issues including accommodation, drug and alcohol use, physical and mental health, education and training, income and the law.

Youth Workers may also act as advocates to support young people dealing with various services and government departments such as Centrelink and the Department of Housing.
The APRYS (Albion Park/Rail Youth Service) program conducts activities four afternoons a week during the school term from both the Albion Park Community Centre Youth Space and the Rail Neighbourhood Centre.

The Youth Services Team have various activities during the school holidays at the Blackbutt Youth Centre and some activities at other locations in the Shellharbour City. The Blackbuttt Youth Centre is usually open Monday – Fridays 10am – 6pm during school holidays the centre is closed on public holidays and for special events and trips.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Friday 2:00 - 6:00pm

Projects and Programs

  • DOSH Days
  • Youth Drop In
  • Circus Group
  • Drama Group
  • Vocal Group
  • Band practice and Gigs
  • Public Art Projects
  • Youth Workers in Schools Project