The City of Wagga is committed to helping young people to access opportunities and overcome challenges. We directly offer dozens of services, events and programs for young people, as well as working in partnership with a range of youth service providers around he region and other community services in order to improve the quality of life for young people in the Wagga Wagga LGA.
At the bottom of this page you will find a number of services to help you out, including a youth services directory and map, which has been compiled containing further details of additional services and programs for young people across the city. There are also a range of 24 hour crisis telephone numbers. If you are experiencing an emergency however, please call 000. Please note, if you are unsure of where to go or who to call regarding your mental health, please seek assistance from your General Practitioner (Doctor).
For other community services that may be available, please search using the City of Wagga Wagga's online Community Directory below, or you could Ask Izzy:
Ask Izzy is a free, anonymous and location-based online directory that will help find food, shelter, health and other critical support services for people who are experiencing homelessness in the community.
Can We Help?
Throughout January 2017, the City of Wagga Wagga developed a community awareness initiative geared at vulnerable young people (with support from Mission Australia). You may notice these eye catching posters on bus shelters across the city, aimed at addressing four critical areas facing our youth today. These include homelessness, mental health, food relief and disability.
They provide young people with easy access to information about a range of community services, community groups and government organisations, who can provide assistance in these four areas.
*Updated on 14th September 2017- Please note: As of 12th September 2017, Wagga Wagga City Council were informed that the contact details for Micah House located on the food services poster have now changed. They have merged with Edel Quinn Shelter and now share the same contact information: (02) 5942 3555*
YOUTH WEEK 2019
Youth Week (10 to 18 April 2019) is now part of a new imitative by Wagga Wagga City Council called FRESH, which takes place throughout April.
FRESH is a month-long program of talks, workshops and events, including creative arts, live music and more.
For the full FRESH program, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/fresh from Monday 4 March 2019.
Crisis Services Information
|Service Name||Contact Number||Description|
|Mental Health Line||1800 011 511||Mental health connection and referral service|
|Accessline||1800 800 944||Telephone and online counselling service for all ages|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467||Telephone and online counselling service for those feeling suicidal, carers and those affected by suicide|
|Parent Line NSW||1300 130 052||Parenting advice and support for parents with children up to 18 years|
|Link2Home||1800 152 152||Referral and information service relating to housing and homelessness|
|Kids Helpline||1800 551 800||Counselling service for children and young people|
|Lifeline||13 11 14||Telephone and online counselling service for all ages|
|Mensline Australia||1300 789 978||Telephone and online counselling service for men|
|Domestic Violence Line||1800 656 463||Information service for anyone experiencing domestic violence|
Wagga Wagga Child and Youth Services Directory
|Child, Youth and Family Services||Pg 3 - 27|
|Youth Mental Health Services||Pg 28 - 35|
|Domestic Violence Services||Pg 36 - 40|
|Youth Disability Services||Pg 41 - 50|
|Home Support and Respite For Carers||Pg 51 - 54|
|Drug and Alcohol Support Services||Pg 55 - 56|
|Education||Pg 57 - 101|
|Employment and Apprenticeship Services||Pg 102 -116|
|Gambling Support Services||Pg 117 -119|
|Accommodation, Housing and Homelessness Services||Pg 120 - 127|
|Sexual Health Crisis and Support Services||Pg 128 -132|
|LGBTQI Services||Pg 133 -134|
|Early Childhood Services||Pg 135 - 160|
|Emergency Relief||Pg 161 - 164|
|Telephone and Online Services||Pg 165 - 184|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs||Pg 185 - 195|
|Legal Services||Pg 196 - 198|
|Migrant and Refugee Services||Pg 199 - 206|
|Recreation and Sports||Pg 207 - 241|
|Food Services and Programs||Pg 242 - 244|
|Medical||Pg 245 - 259|
|Financial Services||Pg 260 - 262|