Youth Events & Activities Youth Events & Activities

Gladstone Region Youth Council

Gladstone Region Youth Council acts as a formal advisory committee to Council on youth related matters within the Gladstone Region.

Members are aged between 15 and 24 years and reside in the Gladstone Region.

Members serve an initial one-year term and can seek re-appointment for a subsequent term.

External organisations are able to consult with youth council members and gain feedback on youth related topics that could provide capacity building opportunities within their organisation and the community.

Get in contact with the Gladstone Region Youth Council by phoning 4970 0700 or email info@gladstone.qld.gov.au

 

SUNfest

SUNfest is the region's premier youth holiday program, full of fun and exciting activities for youths (aged 11 to 17 years). The program is held in January each year.

 

Queensland Youth Week

Youth Week 2019 is an annual celebration allowing us all to reflect on young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to the Gladstone Region community. This year events will be running from Wednesday, 3 April to Thursday, 14 April.

The theme for 2019 is ‘unlimited’ – celebrating the boundless energy young people bring to our communities and encouraging them to look to the future and see limitless possibilities.

Gladstone Regional Council will be supporting a variety of free events across the Gladstone Region. This is the perfect way to provide your kids with some exciting activities throughout the school holidays.

Writing After Dark

Writing After Dark will give youth the opportunity to explore writing the ‘darker’ genres of fantasy, thrillers and sci-fi. Characters, plots and tropes will be developed and refined, and it’s expected that each participant will leave with either a short story or the first chapter of a longer story. Pizza will be on offer to power the creative brain cells!

When: Friday 5 April 2019, 6 - 9pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call 4976 6300 to book
Contact: Community Engagement Centre
Location: Gladstone Library, 39 Goondoon Street.

 

Moonlight Movies

Outdoor movie for all to attend. Movie "Wonder".

When: Saturday 6th April, 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Contact: GECC 4972 2822
Location: Mount Larcom School

 

1770 Liquid Adventures Kayaking

This 2hr guided kayak tour in Seventeen Seventy includes an introduction to kayaking, exploring the creek, sandbars and beaches (with time for a swim) and relaxed paddling in double kayaks

When: Sunday 7th April 2019, 9am – 11am
Cost: Free
Booking: Essential, numbers are limited
Contact: 1770 Liquid Adventures to secure your place: 0428 956 630 or email info@1770liquidadventures.com.au for further information
Location: 1770 Liquid Adventures, meeting point is on the beach 200m past the 1770 boat ramp and marina

 

Australian Indigenous Art: Totem Pole Painting

Join us this Youth Week with local artist Patricia Coleman as we learn about Australian Indigenous art, using artistic designs and symbols to paint totem poles. Discover the cultural significance behind the artwork and the stories and messages it conveys.

When: Monday 8 April, 9am – 11am
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Contact: Gay Sirriss, 4976 6316
Location:  Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum, 144 Goondoon Street

 

Port City Power Hoops

Basketball skills sessions with local Port City Power QBL Players.

When: Monday 8 April 2019, 10am – 12pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Not Required
Contact: Brady Walmsley 0447 453 011
Location: Bunting Park, Calliope

 

Youth Week -Further Education and Pathways

Have you just completed year 12, looking at upskilling or a career change?

Have you got all of the information and support you need to make this happen?

Are you aware of:

  • Free TAFE for year 12 graduates in high priority areas
  • National Job Link – Transition to work program
  • Gladstone Community Linking Agency – Support Workers recruitment
  • Volunteering Opportunities (like RSPCA Gladstone)
  • MY TCCA

These are just some of the organisations that will be in attendance for you to chat with on the day.

There are lots of opportunities for you to access and this is a good starting point!

Visit the event page at EQIP Gladstone on Facebook for up-to-date details

When: Monday 8 April 2019, 10am – 2pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Contact: EQUIP Gladstone 4976 6129
Location: Gladstone Technical College, 4 Boles Street Gladstone

 

Find your SELF behind the SELFie: Motivational Talk

The 'Find your SELF behind the SELFie' talk will empower pre-teen and teen girls to focus on their personal development and teach them strategies to develop a positive self-concept. With a positive self-concept, girls will be more resilient, have more confidence and learn to be in control of 'their world'.

The talk has been developed based on positive psychology research and will be delivered in a fun, age appropriate way by a very enthusiastic, registered teacher.

When: Monday 8 April 2019, 6pm – 7pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, contact details below for bookings. Recommended for girls aged 12 – 16 years, parents/ guardians welcome to attend with their daughter/s.
Contact: Bianca McLeish- 0417 077 316 or via email motivationmama101@gmail.com
Location: Boyne/ Tannum Community Centre: Kroombit Room

 

Port City Power Hoops

Basketball skills sessions with local Port City Power QBL Players.

When: Tuesday 9 April 2019, 10am – 12pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Not Required
Contact: Brady Walmsley 0447 453 011
Location: Kev Broome Stadium

 

Gladstone Women’s Health Centre

Two days of various activities. One workshop is SELFie by Bianca McLeish which focuses on empowering girls with tools that encourage positive self-perceptions. Positive emotions and positive behaviours.

When: 9 and 10 April 2019
Cost: Free
Booking: Some events will require bookings, 4979 1456
Contact: For more information on other activities contact Gladstone Women’s Health Centre on 4979 1456, limited numbers for workshop
Location: 20 Tank Street, Gladstone 

 

Youth Week in 3D

Join us this Youth Week as we learn the basics of 3D printing and laser engraving. Learn how to create your own design from scratch and convert a photo to a lithophane dog tag/charm.

When: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 10am – 11am
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call 4975 8105 to book.
Contact: Sarah Johnstone
Location: Calliope Library, 3 Don Cameron Drive Calliope

 

Story Dogs at the Gladstone Library

With a mission to make reading fun for children, come along for story time at that Gladstone Library and meet Story Dog’s beautiful Golden Retriever, Evie. The accepting, loving nature of dogs helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog. Learn about this wonderful program where children’s focus improves, literacy skills increase and their confidence soars.

When: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 11am
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Contact: Gladstone Regional Library, 4976 6400
Location: Gladstone Library, 39 Goondoon Street Gladstone

 

Movie Marathon

What better way to spend the school holidays than a triple moving screening at the Gladstone Cinema’s! Get in fast as spaces are limited. New release movies to be announced closer to the date by Headspace Gladstone.

When: Thursday 11 April 2019, midday start 
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, limited tickets available through Headspace Gladstone
Contact: Headspace Gladstone: 4903 1921 or email info@headspacegladstone.com.au
Location: Gladstone Cinemas, Nightowl Centre 61/71-77 Dawson Road

 

Paper Craft for Teens and Tweens

Paper wall décor or creating your ow bowl out of magazines. Recycled craft to decorate your room.

When: Thursday 11 April 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call 4976 6400 to book.
Contact: Sarah Johnstone
Location: Gladstone Library, 39 Goondoon Street Gladstone

 

Robotics Workshop 12yrs+

This robot workshop will be aimed for youth 12 years and older. Learn and have some fun with our robots. Can you complete the coding challenge?

When: Friday 12 April, 9:30am-11:30am
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call 4976 6400 to book
Contact: Sarah Johnstone
Location: Gladstone Library, 39 Goondoon Street

 

Games Around the World

This activity aims to introduce two international games from two countries Philippine and Mexico. Firstly, the participants will learn the rules of each game and will practice how to play it. Then they will choose one of the games and will play it together. In the end, the winner will receive the award.

When: Friday 12 April 2019, 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Required
Contact: office@win-australia.org.au
Location: Gladstone Inclusion Centre, 21 Off Street.

 

Mt Larcom Tennis Coaching

Come along and develop your tennis skills with a professional Tennis Coach.

When: Friday 12th April 2019, 9am – 11am
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call Mt Larcom District Youth and Community Recreation Group
Contact: 0439 668 545
Location: Mt Larcom Tennis Courts

 

Miriam Vale Art Competition and Project

Join us to paint fantastic murals to brighten up our young people’s spaces based on artwork by our recent art competition winners.  Bring your friends and family along.  Bookings are essential as places are limited.

When: Friday 12th April 2019, 10am – 12pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Required, call 4975 8105 to book. Suitable for ages 12 – 24 years.
Contact: Sarah Johnstone
Location: Miriam Vale Library

 

Moonlight Movies  

Outdoor movie for all to attend. Movie "Secret Life of Pets".

When: Saturday 13 April 2019, 6.30pm
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Contact: GECC 4972 2822
Location: Tondoon Botanic Gardens

 

Gladstone Ninja Challenge

Find your inner Ninja Warrior! Obstacle course consisting of 12 challenges: walls, net crawl, ring swings, cannon ball alley, peg board, rope forest, tyre squeeze, tyre run, balance beams and pole traverse. Individual sessions and group challenges, timetable and ticket sales available through GECC website.

When: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2019, 9am – 2pm
Cost: $20 per person / $50 per family/ $60 community challenge.
Booking: Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre 
Contact: GECC 4972 2822
Location: Tondoon Botanical Gardens

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Mayor's Youth Breakfast

Each year, as part of the Gladstone Region's Youth Week activities, community members are asked to identify and recognise the special efforts of our region’s younger residents for their achievements and contributions to the community aged between 12 and 24 years.
 
The nominees will receive an invitation to the Mayor’s Youth Breakfast on Friday, April 5 as part of 2019 Youth Week Celebrations.
 
Youth may be acknowledged for accomplishments including sporting, cultural, employment or academic achievements, or for their involvement in volunteering, mentoring or fundraising.

Nominations are now closed.
 

Gladstone Pop Con

Gladstone Pop Con date for 2019 announced: Saturday 2 November 2019

 

School holiday activities

Gladstone Regional Libraries, the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens often host school holiday activities for youths and families.

If your organisation is hosting events or activities for youths during school holidays, we're happy to assist with promoting the event. To arrange, please contact Council's Youth Development team located at the Community Advisory Service.