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Youth cafés

Our Youth Cafes are for anyone aged 12 to 17 to come and hang out, have dinner, join in regular activities and competitions, and get involved in community projects.

The cafes are free, supervised by youth workers and volunteers, and you can get a taxi home for $2.

Locations

Batemans Bay Youth Cafe

  • Where: Batemans Bay Community Centre, Museum Place, Batemans Bay
  • When: Fridays, 3.30pm to 9pm
  • Contact: Phone Mark Ettridge on 0419 210 853 or email
    *This location is currently closed for 'Spring Break', reopening Friday 18 October 2019.

Walawaani Garindja Youth Cafe

  • Where: Gunadary Community Room, Gundary Oval, Campbell Street, Moruya
  • When: Wednesdays, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Contact: Phone Mark Ettridge on 0419 210 853 or email

Narooma Youth Cafe

  • Where: Adjacent to Narooma Library, Field Street, Narooma
  • When: Fridays, 3.30pm to 9pm
  • Contact: Phone Angie McMillan on 0417 359 705 or email

How we operate

  • We provide a safe, supervised environment.
  • Everyone must sign in when they arrive.
  • We expect young people and their families to follow the Youth Cafe rules.
  • The cafes are for young people, so we do not allow adults on site without approval. This includes parents, older friends or people working for other agencies.
  • Staff are not authorised to keep young people at the Youth Cafe if they don't want to be there, even at the request of parents.
  • Supervision does not extend off-site if young people choose to leave the Youth Cafe.
  • Youth Cafe staff will not get involved in or take responsibility for issues that occur outside of Cafe activities or operation times.
  • For $2, young people can be taxied to their door at the end of the evening.

Volunteer at the Youth Cafes

We ❤️ our volunteers, and the Youth Cafes could not operate without them.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer at the Youth Cafes, get in touch with our Community Development Coordinator Zoe Morgan: