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Hey Wire

Friday, May 04, 2012

 This is your chance to be part of something big.

 Aged 16-22 and live outside the big cities?

Tell your story using video, audio,photos or text and upload it to:

Winning stories are featured on the ABC. And winners score an all-expences-paid trip to the prestigious Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra.

Facebook: abcheywire

Twitter: @heywire

Phone: 1800 26 26 46

Dubbo Transport Feedback

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hey friends!

Are you yourself interested in Dubbo transport issues? Want to have your say to the government? Good, because it's really easy!

The NSW Government is creating a Transport Master Plan for the next 20 years - and it's vital that the voices of young people and those that work with young people are included.

So - to make it as easy as possible, YAPA has put together an online survey for young people to fill out - that's you!

What do you need to do?

Go here:

Fill out the survey, and/or encourage your friends to fill it out too. 

If you're interested in getting further involved, leave a contact number or email at the end of the survey. 

What will happen with the information?

YAPA will use your feedback to create a submission to the Transport Masterplan - it will include examples of how young people use transport and how it can be improved. 

We'd also like to support you and other young people to send ideas in as a personal submission - information on that is in the survey. 

If you have any questions:

Give me a call or drop me an email!

8218 9815 or


Reminder: Student Worshop Invite

Monday, May 16, 2011

Let’s talk Dubbo 2036

Imagine Dubbo in 2036 - how old will you be? What do you want Dubbo to be like in the future? This free workshop is designed to get all of your thoughts and vision for Dubbo's future. Your thoughts will help create the 25 year plan for Dubbo.

Be part of this City's most comprehensive community-based planning process to date and help shape Dubbo's future. The creation of the Dubbo 2036 Community Strategic Plan needs your insight, your experience and your ideas to create a long-term vision for the Dubbo Local Government Area. It will be this Area's highest level plan and it will affect future decision-making over the next 25 years.

How you can get involved

Come along and share your vision on Dubbo's future to a workshop just for 'students'.  Wednesday 18 May 1pm – 3pm Dubbo College Senior Campus. For more information, visit or Dubbo 2036 Facbook page »

Hip Hop workshop

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ever wanted to learn how to rap or beat-box?


Learn how to rap, rhyme, beat-box plus awesome hip hop dance techniques. This FREE school holiday workshop is available to everyone 8 years old and above.
When: Thursday 21 April, 3- 5.30pm
Where: The Basement Studio, 38-41 Macquarie St Dubbo
Bookings essential. Download the poster and contact Orana Arts.


Youth Week 2011 Program is here!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This year's Youth Week has been finalised - download your copy here.

Youth Participation Grants Program

Monday, March 07, 2011

Young? Passionate? Want to make a difference in your local area? Need some cash to make it happen?

Young? Passionate? Want to make a difference in your local area? Need some cash to make it happen? Then the Youth Participation Grants Program may be the answer.

The aim of the Program is to give young people the power and resources to develop and implement community based projects in their local area.

Grants will be awarded to young people that can demonstrate that:
·      Their project benefits the community in some way
·      The idea for the project has come from young people
·      The application has been created by young people
·      Their project will increase community interaction
If you are a young person aged between 9 – 18 years AND you live in NSW you can apply for up to $3300 for your project!Applications close Sunday 10th April 2011. For more information and to apply visit:

Sydney Travelling Film Festival is coming to Dubbo

Friday, February 25, 2011

Are you a film enthusiast or want to get into the film industry? Australia’s longest running travelling film festival will be coming to Dubbo. The Sydney Travelling Film Festival (TFF) is a showcase of Australian and international features, documentaries and short films screening in areas which have limited theatrical screening opportunities. The TFF is committed to providing audiences in regional Australia with access to films they would otherwise not have the opportunity to see on the big screen, the TFF presents cinema in a festival environment and promotes a film experience that encourages debate, community involvement and interaction. In addition to screenings, you will have the opportunity to meet film industry professionals through the film industry guest and workshop program.

Opening night is Friday 25 March 7pm, with the screening of 'Winter's Bone' (nominated for four Academy Awards). Complimentary drinks will follow. Save over 40% off regular ticket prices with a subscription to all nine films ($7.80 per film or $6.70 concession).
For more information and to download the Dubbo Program, visit TFF's website »

Cyber-safe information session tonight

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Want to know what protect your children online? Tonight, a presentation will be held to help assist parents, teachers and the general community to increase their knowledge on cyber-safety issues and equip attendees with useful tips on how to help children and young people stay safe online.

6pm - 7.30pm, Dubbo City Council Meeting Rooms

Presented by NSW Police Senior Constable Martin Paice, the session will provide information on:
- What children and young people are doing online
- Placing personal information on the internet
- Indicators that a child may be at risk on the internet or from cyber-bullying
- Methods and techniques used by internet predators
- Protective and preventative measures

This is a free information session. To register your attendane, please contact Jasion Yelverton on 6801 4000.

To register your attendane, please contact Jasion Yelverton on 6801 4000.

2011 Youth Week Art Comp now open!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Be creative and stretch your imagination.

Create an artwork based on the theme "Where I am" using their own choice of medium.
  • Entrants must be between 12 and 24 years of age
  • Any media can be used, eg. drawing, photography, textiles, sculpture
  • All works accepted will be eligible for the main prize of $200
  • Artwork due to the WPCC by 29 March 2011
Youth Week Art Prize winners will be announced during the Official Opening of Youth Week to be held at the WPCC, 6pm on Friday, 1 April 2011. Download the poster and application form here for more information and start getting creative!

Summer holiday activities

Monday, December 20, 2010
Looking for something to do over the Christmas holiday period?
The Dubbo Youth Foundation have a range of fun and interesting acitivites. Read the full program here.
Dubbo PCYC are also running activities during the holidays, from 4 January to 28 January. Acitivies include soccer, basketball, volleyball, oztag, arts and crafts and movies. You must be a member ($5.50 per child) and there are costs involved. Read the full program here.

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