Blayney Shire Council


Children and Youth

Youth Engagement

Blayney Shire Council aims to support the needs of youth by consulting with young people, providing and supporting services for youth and encouraging them to get involved in community activities within the Blayney Shire.

Youth Week Partnership Funding

National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 years across Australia get involved in National Youth Week each year.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week encourages young people to:

  • share ideas
  • have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
  • showcase their talents
  • celebrate their contribution to the community
  • take part in competitions and most importantly have fun!

Youth Week also provides the opportunity for youth services, community organisations and groups to promote their service and/or organisation, group whilst supporting young people.

Youth Week Small Grants Program

Blayney Shire Council coordinates the Youth Week small grants program. Council encourages non-government youth and community service organisations to apply for small partnership grants up to the value of $500.

Youth Week is a great opportunity to work together, share ideas and establish partnerships with local services and Council for Youth Week. So let's come together to celebrate the National Youth Week.

Applications on the prescribed form for grant funding are invited with applications closing at the end of February.

Youth Week Grants Program 2021 Guidelines and Application Form (PDF 355.1KB)

2021 Blayney Shire Music Scholarship

Blayney Shire Council in conjunction with Mitchell Conservatorium and the Orange Regional Conservatorium are offering music tuition scholarships and encouragement awards for students aged between 7 and 18 years who live in the Blayney Shire and wish to further their music studies.  

Application forms are available for download here

The form must be returned fully completed by 4 November 2020. Applications attract a non-refundable entry fee of $11.00. Late applications will not be accepted

Junior Sports Awards Program

Council in conjunction with a number of corporate sponsors, provide a Sports Award Program.

Conditions apply as follows:

  • The awards are open to all Blayney youngsters (18 years and under) who either attend local schools or are members of a Blayney amateur sporting association.
  • The aim of the awards is to acknowledge outstanding local youngsters from the Blayney district and assist with their expenses as they represent New South Wales in national events (ie: Australian Championships) or Australia in International events. As a general rule, invitation carnivals or events and honorary/merit team selections are ineligible. In special circumstances, consideration will be given to extend the awards to include other events, i.e.: regional representation in international events, etc.
  • Nominations should be lodged on an Official Application Form as soon as possible prior to the event and no less than three weeks, so as to allow on-air promotion of the forthcoming event. Please provide all the information requested. A club official or teacher must authorise and sign nominations.
  • Financial awards are available for individuals or for teams made up of six or more team members. Following approval of the application, a cheque will be forwarded to the school or club representing the recipient(s). A maximum of three awards may be applied for in each financial year.
  • The awards do not extend to club officials, coaches or teaching staff, however if the person is a junior, awards may be considered for referees for national/ international events.
  • Nominations should be made by the Blayney school or sporting association which represents the nominated junior sportsperson: i.e School teams - CHS, CCC, ISA, CIS, should be nominated through their local Blayney school and all association teams N.S.W., Country, Australia, etc. through the appropriate local Blayney junior sporting association.
  • Awards will not be sent direct to the recipient, but will be forwarded to Council in the first instance for an appropriate Public Presentation. We would ask that Award Sponsors be acknowledged. Upon request, a sponsor representative will be arranged to attend the presentation



Childcare and Education

After School Care (Oosh)
Cabonne Council coordinates after school care or Out Of School Hours (OOSH) care services within the Blayney Shire.
Last modified: 03 Feb 2021

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799, Australia
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799, Australia
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104

Council opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm

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