Youth services

There are a number of groups in Mackay working in this space and offering services, support and leisure and lifestyle activities for young people across the region.

If you wish to get in touch with these groups you can use council’s youth workers as a first point of reference to provide you with the most up to date contacts.

Council also has regular networking meetings and email lists you can be added to to keep you in the loop and provides a range of services to young people.

Contact us today for more information:

Anna Kahler - Community and Youth Development Officer
Duties Include: General community development in Pioneer Valley, Mirani and Mackay, youth development support for the Valley District Youth Council, schools, clubs and groups, youth mentoring, information and referral and related family support.

Phone: 4961 9203
Mobile: 0417 799 680 / 4961 9468

Nikki Hughes - Youth Development Officer (Mackay based)
Duties Include: Support to develop programs and activities for young people, assistance to source funding for activities or events, information and referrals to other agencies, and coordinator of Mackay Youth Connections network.  Support to youth related not-for-profit groups and community projects.

Phone: 4961 9436

Amanda Andersen – Youth Development Officer (Sarina Youth Centre based)
Duties Include: Youth development including youth projects and events through the Sarina Youth Centre, youth mentoring, information, referral, advice, and case management or one on one support through the Sarina Youth Centre Support Services (SYCSS).

Phone: 4961 9277
Mobile: 0448 941 077
Email: or

Devante Richardson – Youth Worker (Sarina Youth Centre)
Working alongside the Youth Development Officer at the Sarina Youth Centre

Phone: 4961 9278
Email: or

Peta Burridge – Youth Worker Trainee
Duties include: Training and working alongside the Youth Development team

Phone: 4961 9025
Mobile: 0436 617 659

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