Programs

SENTRAL Youth Centre is located in the cottages in Hindmarsh Park Kiama. Parking is available in Collins Lane. These programs are free and fully supervised for 12-24 year olds unless otherwise noted. No drugs or alcohol are permitted.

Barista Training

SENTRAL provides free Barista training via a qualified Barista who takes participants on a journey to make the perfect cup of coffee. The training is free. Call SENTRAL to register.

Band Practice Room

Want a place to jam and make noise? SENTRAL has a fully-stocked band practice room complete with guitars, drums, keyboards and amps. This room is intended for you to experiment, try instruments, bring mates along, practice or start a band. 

When: the room is open 12-5 Tuesday to Saturday and is free to use. Call to book a time.

SENTRAL Fitness

SENTRAL Fitness is a free physical development program focusing on resistance, cardiovascular and interval-style training to help young people achieve their personal fitness goals.

When: Thursday 4-4.45pm

Drop In

SENTRAL is open for young people to drop in and play pool, basketball, playstation or just sit and have a feed.  Meet the Youth Workers, socialise with other young people and get involved in SENTRAL programs and activities.

When:   Tuesday to Saturday, 12-5pm
Where:  SENTRAL, Hindmarsh Park

Youth Advisory Committee

This program allows young people to have a say in the future of their area, and to advocate for other youth related issues directed to members of council. A wide variety of issues are raised from student car parking to mental health services for young people and recreational and community events. Young people can also email their ideas, concerns and suggestions for how we can best meet the needs of all young people to council@kiama.nsw.gov.au.

When: Representatives meet at Kiama High School bi-monthly on a Thursday at lunchtime

Youth workers @ SENTRAL

Melissa, Dylan and Rubi provide confidential advice and support to young people, parents and carers, including referrals to specialist services. Youth workers have in-depth knowledge of local services that can help with employment, education and recreational needs.

When: Tuesday to Saturday 12-5pm
Who: 12-24 years, parents and carers
How: Drop in during the above times or call us to make an appointment

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO)

Kiama Council’s ACLO, Trish Levett’s role is to ensure equality of access to council facilities and services for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people living in Kiama LGA. Trish provides information, advice and guidance both internally to the staff of Kiama Council and externally to Aboriginal residents and agencies on issues relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Kiama LGA.

When: Tuesday 9-4pm
Email: trishl@kiama.nsw.gov.au

Youth workers @ KHS

Each Friday SENTRAL provides a youth worker to work with students at Kiama High School on a range of issues. Students are self-referred from programs or engagement with SENTRAL or referred by teachers, with youth workers providing ongoing support and mentoring.

When: Friday 11.30am-2pm during school term
Where: Kiama High School
Who: Kiama High School year 9 and 10 students.
How: Referral through KHS or call us

Young men’s program

Presented by a qualified Youth Worker, the program is aimed at developing the self-esteem and confidence of year 9 and 10 students. The program broaches topics young people are faced with every day, followed by lunch. A guest is invited to each session to identify concerns or issues with the boys followed by a talk about areas such as confidence, self-esteem, legalities, employment, anger issues and bullying/peer pressure.
Where: SENTRAL
When: Terms 1 and Term 3, 7-8-week duration Who: Kiama High School year 9 and 10 students How: Referral through KHS or call us

Young women’s program

Presented by a qualified Youth Worker, the Young Women’s Program aims are to develop self-esteem and confidence of female students in year 9 and 10 by educating them on life skills and strategies that they can utilise in their day-to-day life. The program explores topics such as body image and self-confidence, healthy relationships and self-esteem, sexual health, consent, drugs and alcohol, mental health, physical health and sexuality and gender.
Where: SENTRAL
When: Terms 2 and Term 4, 7-8-week duration Who: Kiama High School year 9 and 10 students How: Referral through KHS or call us

Work Development Orders (WDO)

SENTRAL is a registered WDO sponsor and can support young people to pay off their NSW Revenue fines by registering with us to do voluntary work or participate in programs. Go to www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/fines-and-fees/cant-pay-your-debt for more info on WDOs.
How: Call us to discuss eligibility