Youth Programs

Forbes Shire is a safe and welcoming community.  Forbes boasts a large calendar of events targeting youth and children, which include but is not limited to Youth Week, School Holiday Programs aimed at fostering inclusion and building positive relationships.

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School Holidays Combo Split 01 Youth Week 2024 

Express. Empower. Get Loud! 

Help us celebrate Youth Week by joining us at one of our many exciting events these school holidays!


CANCELLED - Bedgerabong Movie Night

This event has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. To stay up to date on Youth and Community Events please email to be added to the Whats On Mailing List.

Join Us at Bedgerabong Public School for an outdoor screening of Bad Guys! This event is scheduled on Friday 5 April from 4:00pm onwards.

This event is free and open to the community! 

4:00pm Onwards: Giant Slide, Jumping Castle, Inflatable Darts
Movie from 7:00pm 

For more information, please contact Councils Events Team on or 02 6850 2300

Bad Guys Poster

Youth Leadership Training

Youth Leadership Training, delivered by YLAA (Youth Leadership Academy Australia) is scheduled for Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2024.

Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join us at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre to undertake a range of interactive activities to build meaningful leadership skills!  
Participants must be aged 10-25 years.

Registration is essential!


Drive In Movie: TAG

Joins us Friday 12 April at the Ski Dam for our Drive In Movie!

We will be showing the 2018 movie TAG!

Gates open at 6pm, Movie starts at 7pm. 

Food and Drink available for purchase, you may also bring your own snacks if you wish.

Tickets are essential. Get your group together before purchasing tickets - individual tickets not available, tickets must be purchased by car capacity. 

For More information, Please

Drive in

Comedy Workshop 

Develop your own style of stand up comedy, find your voice, and develop your first 5 minute set in a fun and supportive environment.

After 10 years as a professional stand-up comedian and having taught over 500 students in the last 3 years, Anthony Lamond will take you for a peep behind the curtain and share his knowledge on what it takes to become a stand up comedian.

His Comedy Workshop & Graduation Performance is not a competition to find the funniest comedian rather it's about helping and developing each individual becoming more confident and having more self belief and building better resilience.

In this three hour workshop he will cover;

  • The science of laughter and why we laugh.
  • Developing a character for stage.
  • Sourcing material & writing for yourself.
  • Stage craft and microphone technique.
  • Shaping, editing & finalizing your material.
  • Producing your own show & building your own audience.
  • Developing your first 5 min routine for your graduation performance.

Past students who have completed the workshop have commented that they now have;

  • Increased self belief & confidence
  • They have grown from the experience and helped overcome their performance anxiety.
  • Found their own unique voice and was able to express that.
  • Built resilience and had sense of satisfaction of taking their own idea and turning into a funny story.
  • Made new friends and connected with the community.
  • Learned how to present and better influence others.

So register today and come along and discover your inner voice.

Limited Spaces Available! 

Registrations Essential! 



Safer Driver Course 

Parkes PCYC are hosting a Safe Driver courses in Forbes over the April School Holidays. 

Monday 15th April 2024 @ Forbes Youth and Community Centre

Participants must: 

Hold a valid NSW Leaners Licence, be under 25 years of age and have completed a minimum of 50 hours on actual on road driving hours.

Limited Spaces available. Registrations Essential

To register for this free event, contact Sophie on to receive your voucher code.

Register at

The driver Safety Course is proudly funded by Office for Regional Youth's Holiday Break Program.

April Safer Driver

Silent Disco

Come and dance the afternoon away with us!

Join Us on Friday 19 April at Forbes Youth and Community Centre for a Silent Disco!

Registration essential. School aged students only! 

Silent Disoc

BMX Workshop 

Join 20 Inch Training Head Coach Adam Carey @ Forbes BMX Track on Sunday 21 April! 

Register for one of three sessions and learn how to ride like a Pro!

Registrations are essential! 


Creative Community Concepts 

Creative Comm

Fishing Workshop


Join us Friday 26 April for a fishing workshop!
Limited spaces available. Registrations essential!

Fishing April

Registration Form


Event Information:

Event Contact Person: Sophie Heraghty, Trainee Events Officer. 
Event Contact Person (2): Sarah Savage, Community Relations Officer. 

Participant Information:

*Participant under the age of 18 require parental consent (section 3 and 4)

*Participants under the age of 9, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to all school holiday events. 

*Participant under the age of 18 require parental consent (section 3 and 4)

*Participants must be aged 9 or over to attend this event. 
Additional Information:
Does the participant have any allergies?* - required
Does the participant have any dietary requirements?* - required
Does the participant have any medical conditions?* - required
Does the participant identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?* - required
Are there court orders in place that Event Organisers should be aware of?* - required
Do you consent to images being taken of the participant during the event and used for promotional purposes?* - required

*If yes, please provide management plans and information as required

**if yes, please discuss with Event Organisers in confidence

***Please see Event Organisers for a copy of Councils Image Consent Policy.

Parent/Guardian Information
Will you be collecting the participant?* - required

*All participants aged 12 years or younger must be collected by the parent/guardian listed above. If the participant is 13 years or older and will not be collected by a parent or guardian, please complete the Parent/Guardian Collection Exemption Form. 

Alternative Emergency Contact Information:

COVID-19 Conditions Of Entry: 

Participation in the School Holiday Program are subject to compliance with Forbes Youth and Community Centreโ€™s Covid-19 Safety Plan and Conditions of Entry, available on Councilโ€™s website at

Privacy Statement:

The personal information provided in this document is protected under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, 1998 (PPIPA). PPIPA provides for the protection of personal information and for the privacy of individuals. Council will not disclose your personal information to any person or body if it is not directly related to the purpose for which the information was collected. If you require any further information about the collection and use of personal information, please contact Councilโ€™s Privacy Officer on 02 6850 2300.


I (the Parent/Guardian), hereby give consent for the participant to attend the Event as outlined in this form. I acknowledge that during participation in the Event the participant may be exposed to the obvious risks associated with such. I indemnify Council, including its Officers, and keep them indemnified against all claims, demands, actions and liabilities of any kind (other than due to wilful negligence) arising from the participantโ€™s attendance at the Event.

In the instance of injury or illness occurring at the Event, I understand that Council will contact myself or the Alternate Emergency Contact as soon as practical. I authorise Council to provide appropriate medical assistance (which could result in hospital admittance) for the participant depending on the nature of the injury or illness and agree to meet all expenses thereby incurred. In the instance that the participant acts in a manner or displays behaviours which could foreseeably result in injury or harm to other participants, I understand that myself, or the Alternate Emergency Contact, may be requested to collect the participant prior to the defined Event conclusion time.

Parent/Guardian Consent:

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Please be advised that Council will contact you to confirm your place in the school holiday program. 

PRIVACY COLLECTION NOTICE: Council collects personal information in order to provide services and information to customers. Information is stored securely in Councilโ€™s records and enterprise management systems and accessible only to authorised Council Officials unless required to be released to other parties in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act, 1993 or other relevant legislation.

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