Did you know that 1 in 5 of our local community are 12 to 25 years of age?
Youth of Wagga

Wagga Wagga City Council is committed to hearing the voice of young people across our local government area. Your ideas can help inform Council decisions, and help guide the development of new events, programs and opportunities in our community.

Are you 14 to 25 years of know someone who is? Are they keen to share their ideas and thoughts? Join YOUNG WAGGA VOICES, our local new podcast for young people living, working and thriving in Wagga Wagga on Wiradjuri Country.  Register here:

Head over to our dedicated webpage YOUTH OF WAGGA: an 🌈 inclusive online space for young people 12 to 25 years old to 💡 share ideas, find out about cool events, 🎉 activities and opportunities in our region, but also link you with some key support services.

Youth Services, Support & Opportunities

Wagga Wagga Community Directory

The Wagga Wagga Community Directory is an online directory of community groups, services and facilities, providing up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services in the Wagga Wagga, area as well as showing upcoming events in the area.

The directory provides residents, visitors and organisations the opportunity to easily find contact information for community-based services in the local area.

Please note: The information contained in the directory is the responsibility of the organisation or group. Council takes no responsibility for information being accurate or complete.

Can We Help?

If you need food, someone to talk to or somewhere to sleep and shower, there are services that can help.

Can we help? is a community awareness initiative of Wagga Wagga City Council, to find out more, check out our Can We Help? page.

Council's Youth Development Officer chairs the Wagga Wagga Youth Interagency Group (WYIG) meetings.
The WYIG brings youth specific service providers and community groups together - allowing them to collaborate and discuss the diverse range of needs and opportunities facing young people today.
The WYIG network communicates and shares information through an email group and meets on a bi-monthly basis on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 10:30am (unless otherwise stated).
Please see details below:
Date + Time
Wednesday 23 August 2023
Council Meeting Room - Civic Center
Zoom link available upon request or meeting confirmation.
Wednesday 25 October
Council Meeting Room - Civic Center
Zoom link available upon request or meeting confirmation.
Wednesday 15 December
Council Meeting Room - Civic Center
Zoom link available upon request or meeting confirmation.

NEW TIME: 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch catered as an end of year thank you for collaboration!

The Youth Development Officer actively participates on a number of key agency groups including the Community Drug and Alcohol Team (CDAT), Wagga Domestic Violence Liaison Committee, Triple H Forum, the annual headspace Youth Mental Health Forum and Tolland Working Group.
If this looks like an opportunity your organisation, school or group would be interested in being part of, please contact Alex, our Youth Development Officer on 02 6926 9403 or email

Stay connected with events, programs and other young people in wagga by following Youth of Wagga.

Want to receive updates on what’s happening in Wagga for youth? Join our mailing list and we will send you updates on events, leadership opportunities and information relevant to young people living in Wagga

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Wagga Wagga City Council partners with local organisations to subsidize and facilitate Youth Mental health First Aid training in Wagga Wagga.

Next sessions:

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training improves a participant’s knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. MHFA courses have also been shown to decrease stigma and increase help seeking behaviours.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Wagga Wagga City Council's Youth Development Officer Alex, on 1300 292 442 or email

Annual Grants Program - Youth Led Initiatives

Each financial year, Council makes funds available under its Annual Grants Program. The program assists recipients to deliver quality programs, events and projects which support the community and enhance wellbeing.

The Youth Projects and Programs category is for young people to develop and lead their own youth focused projects and works to connect young people and promote activity within the community.

The Annual Grants Program successful recipients have been announced after endorsement by the Council. Click HERE to learn more.

Other Youth Funding

Council's dedicated Youth Development Officer is here to support community. If you have a project/program that needs assistance, please reach out.

Got questions?

If you have any questions or need this information in another format, please contact Council’s Youth Development Officer Alex on 1300 292 442 or email