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 (Mirani office) or 4961 9468 (Mackay office)
Mobile: 0417 799 680
Email: anna.kahler@mackay.qld.gov.au

Elisa Crooks - Community & Youth Development Officer (Mackay based)
Duties include: Support to develop programs and activities for young people in collaboration with youth stakeholders and community.  Support of the youth sector through coordination of networking opportunities and advocacy.

Phone: 4961 9463
Mobile: 0457 245 069
Email: elisa.crooks@mackay.qld.gov.au

Shane Sturdy – Youth Development Officer (Sarina Youth Centre based)
Duties include:  Coordination of Sarina Youth Centre programming and activities.  Information, referral, advice and case management or one to one support for young people of Sarina district.  Support of community-led youth activities and programs in the Sarina district.

Phone: 4961 9277
Mobile: 0448 941 077
Email: shane.sturdy@mackay.qld.gov.au or sarinayouthcentre@mackay.qld.gov.au

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

Phone: 4961 9278
Email: Devante.Richardson@mackay.qld.gov.au or sarinayouthcentre@mackay.qld.gov.au.

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

Phone: 4961 9025
Mobile: 0436 617 659
Email: peta.burridge@mackay.qld.gov.au

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