Families, children & youth overview

Youth family services in Randwick

For information on childcare and youth services in the Randwick area, please go to the LINCS Community Information Directory. LINCS is a comprehensive online resource for all of NSW. In many cases, you will be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information. This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services

Finding a Childcare Centre

The website mychild.gov.au is Australia's online child care portal. On this website you will find information about different types of child care services, and how to get government assistance to subsidise the cost of formal child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area.  Additionally, mychild.gov.au contains details of the Australian Government's Child Care and Early Learning Agenda. This information covers a wide range of policies the Government is implementing to improve early childhood education and care. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website lists all services that have government approval to operate. You can search this website by name, service type or suburb.

Enrolling Children in Childcare Centres

Parents or primary carers intending to enrol children in child care centres are required to provide proof of a child's vaccination status. This means that child care centres must have documented evidence that children are:
  • up to date with their vaccinations, or
  • that they are on a recognised catch-up schedule, or
  • they have a medical reason not to be vaccinated, or
  • their parents have a conscientious objection to vaccination, before enrolling a child.
For more information please visit our Immunisation page.

Guide to Safer Trick or Treating

Celebrating Halloween has become popular in Australia, particularly with families with primary aged children participating in Trick or Treat door knocking in their suburb. Although good fun for children, there are risks associated with this activity. Many parents plan carefully to prevent these risks. Sharing these sensible strategies developed by experienced parents with the broader community will help to ensure that children and parents have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.

This Safety Brochure PDF, 382.65 KB will serve as a planning tool.

Youth Services

Read about the programs Randwick City Council provides for the 23,000 young people aged 12 to 24 living in the area, including physical activities, library programs and our annual Youth Week events.

Youth Week

Youth Week is our biggest line up of activities and entertainment for young people and their families.

Library activities

The Randwick City Libraries have ongoing events and activities for young people along with HSC and career support.

Physical activities

The Des Renford Leisure Centre offers teen gym program, swim school, squads and school holiday activities.

Discover youth-friendly programs and facilities in the Randwick area, such as The Shack, Kool Kids Club and La Perouse Youth Haven.

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee provides a forum for young people to have a say on community issues that affect them and their peers and to provide input into Council's youth policy development.

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