Young people in front of Youth Connect van

Youth Connect delivers a range of programs for young people aged 12–25 in our regional communities.

About Youth Connect

Youth Connect delivers workshops, programs and events with young people in our Region. We provide a range of arts, music, health and sports activities.

We believe strongly in celebrating the passion, energy and achievements of our young people, and work to provide low-cost, accessible youth programs in regional communities.

Youth Connect works with young people, families and service providers to:

  • identify local needs, issues and opportunities
  • support young people's health and wellbeing
  • empower young people to take a lead role in the delivery of youth programs
  • create platforms for young people to connect, belong and participate in their local communities.

Where possible, we also work with local people to support community-led events.

What's on – current Youth Connect programs


2024youthleaders web01The Youth Leaders Program is a volunteer platform for young people aged 14–24 to become involved with us. The program allows young people from across our Region to learn about their local communities groups, events, activities and youth services.

As part of their role, the Youth Leaders provide a voice for other young people, identify community issues and share information on ways for young people to connect to services, programs and events. The Youth Leaders also get the opportunity to develop grassroots projects to create positive change – not only for our Region's young people but the wider community.

Applications open: Thursday, 1 June 2023
Applications close: Sunday, 30 July 2023

For all the program details and how to apply, visit our Youth Leaders Program page.


Imagine the future with AIJoin local artist Ben Tupas and get ready to dream, scheme and imagine the future using artificial intelligence.

As part of these free workshops, you'll experiment with the latest AI generators like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion.

Places are extremely limited so bookings are essential.


  • 26 June, 10am-11.30am – Highfields Library
  • 26 June, 1.30pm-3pm – Toowoomba City Library
  • 27 June, 10am-11.30am – Pittsworth Library
  • 27 June 1.30pm-3pm – Oakey Library

Age: 15–25 years only

Eligibility: Must live, work or study in the Toowoomba Region

Cost: Free

Bookings: Register here.


2024youthleaders web01An introductory course to help young people create a more connected and inclusive community.

AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) was developed in Australia by people who are deaf to enable them to communicate with others. This course will provide you an introduction to basic conversational skills in sign language, as well as cultural values within the deaf community.

Age: 12–25 years only

Eligibility: Must live, work or study in the Toowoomba Region

Venue: Community Rooms, Level 3, Toowoomba City Library

Cost: Free

You may register for one of two available course options:

  • Option #1 - Wednesday Nights
    9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug
    5.30pm - 7.30pm

  • Option #2 - Thursday Nights
    10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

Bookings: Register here.


Free activities at home

For a variety of other free activities you can do at home, visit our Youth activities & resources.


Contact details

If you'd like to get in touch with the Youth Connect team about any of our current programs, please email us.


Keep up-to-date

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to get the latest details on all our programs, including times, locations and updates. Our events are also listed on the events register.