Inner West Youth Alliance

The Inner West Youth Alliance (IWYA) is a network of youth and community service providers that engage with and advocate for young people aged 12–24 years in the Sydney Inner West local government areas of Burwood, Canada Bay, Inner West and Strathfield.

Download the IWYA Guidelines, Principles and Values (PDF 218.5KB)

What are the IWYA aims?

  • Facilitate opportunities for information exchange
  • Facilitate opportunities for networking
  • Encourage resource sharing and interagency collaboration
  • Facilitate opportunities for planning, consultation and partnerships
  • Facilitate opportunities for strategy development
  • Build capacity and skills of local youth services providers
  • Advocate for and on behalf of young people
  • Promote a positive profile and narrative of young people in the community.

When does the IWYA meet?

Meetings of the IWYA take place bi-monthly on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am at various accessible locations throughout the represented areas.

Meetings of the IWYA will be convened by council officers from Inner West Council.

For further information you can contact Charlie Coorey or Matthew Balane

2017 Meeting Schedule

Time Location
Tuesday 6 February 2018
9.00am – 1.30pm
  • Gumbramorra Hall
    142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Tuesday 6 March 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
  • Burwood Library and Community Hub
    2 Condor Street, Ashfield 
Tuesday 1 May 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
  • Ashfield Civic Centre
    Level 6, 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield
Tuesday 3 July 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
  • TBC
Tuesday 4 September 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
  • Concord Library
    60 Flavelle Street, Concord
Tuesday 6 November 2018
9.30am – 11.30am
  •  TBC

Subscribe to email updates using the Inner West Youth Alliance Update Form

Inner West Youth Alliance Training Workshops - 2017 - Mental Health Month

As part of Mental Health Month, Inner West Youth Alliance (supported by Inner West Council) are running two free workshops for service providers engaging young people in social, recreational, cultural and educational activities and events.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017 & Wednesday 4 October 2017
9am - 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Ashfield Civic Centre - 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

This free course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Course participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation

Young People and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - BOOKED OUT

Register below to join the waiting list

Monday 9 October 2017
9am - 12:30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

A free workshop delivered by Autism Spectrum Australia for service providers engaging young people in social, recreational, cultural and educational activities and events.

  • Understanding ASD
  • Communication and behaviours of young people with ASD
  • How to support young people with ASD to engage in youth programs
  • Useful tips for engaging and communicating with young people with ASD

For further information, call Inner West Council on 9367 9216.

Presented by the Inner West Youth Alliance and supported by Inner West Council.



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