Youth Activities & Events

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 See our full events calendar here.

Cyber Safety seminars

Susan McLean is a leading expert in cyber safety and during November she'll host a number of free information sessions in the MidCoast region. Her seminars are designed to help parents, carers and people working with children in our community understand the digital world, the dangers it can present, and how they can support young people to navigate the internet safely.

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CyberSafety Solutions Parent/Carer Session FORSTER
Club Forster, Tuesday 27 November 2018, 5 - 8pm

CyberSafety Solutions Parent/Carer Session TAREE
Club Taree, Thursday 29 November 2018, 5 - 8pm

CyberSafety Solutions Professional Development Session TAREE
Club Taree, Thursday 29 November 2018, 11.30am - 4pm

Live n Loud

Next on: TBC - check back soon!

Live n Loud

In a band or a solo artist looking to gain some performance experience? Or do you just enjoy live music and hanging with your mates?  Live n Loud is the event for you!

Organised and run by the Manning Youth Action Team , Live n Loud is a drug and alcohol free youth music event that offers  young performers the chance to develop their performance skills in front of their mates in a safe and supportive environment. The event is usually held in the last week of terms 1, 2 & 3 and is run out of a variety of community venues like the Library, Manning Entertainment Centre and even the Art Gallery! Entry to Live n Loud is a gold coin donation.

Live n Loud is made possible through financial support of Indent NSW.

To get all the updates on Live n Loud make sure you’re following the Manning Youth Facebook Page.

For more information on the event, or if you’re a young artist looking for opportunities to perform please contact the Community Strengthening Officer – Youth.


Next on: Saturday, 1 December 2018 at Harry Bennett Park in Taree

Summerfest is our annual outdoor youth music festival and is the culmination of the Live n Loud events throughout the year. The event gives a variety of artists who have performed at Live n Loud the opportunity to play on a larger outdoor stage in front of a wider community audience.

Traditionally held at Harry Bennet Park, Taree, Summerfest is a drug and alcohol free event that is fully supervised. Funding support for Summerfest is provided by Indent NSW.

For event details and updates on Summerfest make sure you are following the Manning Youth Facebook Page.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week happens every April as a celebration of the positive contribution that young people make in communities across Australia. And here in the MidCoast, it’s the perfect time to recognise our young people through a range of events and activities that celebrate their talents, their energy and the enthusiasm they inject into our local community.

As a joint initiative of the Australian Government, State, Territory and local Government, Youth Week provides a forum for people aged 12 to 25 to share their ideas and views, talk about the stuff that matters, act on the issues that affect them, and come together to have some fun.

Submissions for this year’s Youth Week Photo Exhibition are now open. Young people are encourage to submit up to 4 photo’s that capture all or part of this year’s Youth Week theme ‘Coming together to Connect, Share, Speak out and Celebrate’. Further info, terms and conditions and submissions can be made below, and all eligible photo’s will be exhibited at the Manning Regional Art Gallery from Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 14th April 2019.