Living in Alice

Youth Programs

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil’s Youth Pro­grams Team arranges engag­ing activ­i­ties, events and work­shops for young peo­ple in Alice Springs.

Reg­u­lar­ly meet­ing with young lead­ers, the team dis­cuss­es and iden­ti­fies issues impor­tant to youth in Alice Springs, and derive activ­i­ties to address those issues. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with young lead­ers, the Youth Team organ­is­es a diverse range of activ­i­ties through­out each year.

These activ­i­ties aim to uplift and empow­er young peo­ple by includ­ing them in deci­sion-mak­ing, assist­ing them in devel­op­ing new skills as they co-present activ­i­ties, and ulti­mate­ly pro­mot­ing a pos­i­tive per­cep­tion of young peo­ple in our community.

Young peo­ple up to the age of 25 years can get involved today by con­tact­ing the Youth Team on 8950 0500, or email­ing ydo@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

Con­fi­dent Girls Empow­ered Women — Free Muay Thai & healthy liv­ing sessions!

Boyles Strik­ing Acad­e­my in Part­ner­ship with Alice Springs Town Coun­cil bring you, CON­FI­DENT GIRLS EMPOW­ERED WOMEN!

If you are a female aged between 10 – 25years old, this is for you! 

FREE ses­sions week­ly until the end of each school term!

~ Muay Thai 

~ Healthy Lifestyle Choices 

~ Train­ing gear provided 

~ Fruit Provided 

Get your work­out clothes on, bring your water bot­tle and we will see you there!!

2022 Dates: 1, 8 & 15 December

2023 Term 1 Dates: 2, 9, 16 & 23 Feb­ru­ary, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 March, 6 April 

2023 Term 2 Dates: 20 & 27 April, 4, 11, 18 & 25 May, 1, 8, 15 & 22 June 

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Boyles Strik­ing Acad­e­my via: +61 407 560 357 or info@​boylesstriking.​com.​au


Novem­ber Night Mar­kets fea­tur­ing young artists Kemy Ogen­di & Ceenah

Thurs­day Novem­ber 18 | 5 – 9pm | Todd Mall

Join us for a night to remem­ber! Yum­my food, mar­ket stalls galore and STEL­LAR local tal­ent from young local tal­ent Kemy Ogen­di & Ceenah!

Set times:

Kemy Ogen­di

5.20 — 5.50 PM (1ST Set)

6.00 — 6.30 PM (2ND Set)


6:507:30 (1ST Set)

7:508:20 (2ND Set)

We hope to see you there!

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Coun­cil’s Events Team on 8950 0500, or email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au 

Sum­mer S.A.M. – Post­poned to 2023

* Due to unfore­seen cir­cum­stances this year’s event has been post­poned. We look for­ward to see­ing you in 2023!

Coun­cil’s Youth Pro­grams Team has rein­vig­o­rat­ed and expand­ed this annu­al youth event into Sum­mer S.A.M. – Sports, Arts & Music) – incor­po­rat­ing an excit­ing range of activ­i­ties for Alice Springs youth aged 12 – 25 years.

This year, Sum­mer SAM will coin­cide with the Novem­ber Night Mar­kets, for even greater engage­ment and enter­tain­ment options. 

Fol­low Coun­cil’s Face­book page – @AliceSpringsTC – for all the latest!

Con­tact Coun­cil’s Youth Team on 8950 0500, or email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au to be a part of future Youth Programs.

Help paint a Youth & Com­mu­ni­ty Art Wall!

Lhere Arte­pe has invit­ed all Alice Springs youth to par­tic­i­pate in a Com­mu­ni­ty Art Wall project that cel­e­brates the totems of their three estates groups: ANTU­LYE, IRLPME, & MPARNTWE.

Facil­i­tat­ed by Red Hot Arts Cen­tral Aus­tralia and Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, the project will unfold dur­ing a two-week pro­gram of work­shops, facil­i­tat­ed by local artist, Tama­ra Cornthwaite:

Week 1 – youth from Children’s Ground, Stars Foun­da­tion, and Clon­tarf Foun­da­tion are invit­ed to design and plan the Com­mu­ni­ty Arts Wall, at the Lhere Arte­pe offices, 2 Gap Road.

Week 2 activ­i­ties – open to ALL youth in Alice Springs aged 12 – 25 years, two Mur­al Arts Work­shops each day (10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm) from Tues­day 4 to Sat­ur­day 8 Octo­ber at the Lhere Arte­pe offices, 2 Gap Road. Attend one, or attend them all!*

* NOTE! Reg­is­tra­tion for the Mur­al Arts Work­shops is essen­tial as places are limited.

RHA­CA will doc­u­ment progress of the project via videog­ra­phy & pho­tog­ra­phy – please ensure parental/​guardian con­sent to use images of youth aged under 18 years is pro­vid­ed to RHACA.

Rub­bish to Life” - a hands-on youth workshop

  • Thurs­day 29 Sep­tem­ber 9am-12pm, 80 Com­mon­age road, Ilparpa

    Come and get your hands dirty in this fun and adven­tur­ous work­shop where you’ll get to explore the rub­bish in action and par­tic­i­pate along the jour­ney. This trip will get you through var­i­ous stopovers, start­ing from the tip­shop and its oper­a­tions, then mov­ing to the Trans­fer Sta­tion where you’ll be busy sort­ing recy­clable mate­ri­als and match­ing them with the allo­cat­ed bins. It will then be time to jump on a bus and dis­cov­er the busy life of the land­fill and machines in action. The tour will end with refresh­ments and dis­tri­b­u­tion of help­ful resources. You are now on your way to become a hero who will help res­cue the Plan­et with right deci­sions and by lead­ing your very own com­mu­ni­ty of practice!

    It is an essen­tial require­ment to wear enclosed footwear, long pants and a hat. Please put on sun­screen and take a bot­tle of water with you. Water will also be avail­able onsite. 

    Gloves and a Hi-Vis Safe­ty Vest will be pro­vid­ed to you onsite.

    Please com­plete the reg­is­tra­tion form (here) and send it to YDO@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au no lat­er than Tues­day 27 Sep­tem­ber. Places are lim­it­ed to 15*, don’t miss out and reg­is­ter now!!

    *If you are unable to attend After book­ing your spot, please con­tact us so anoth­er per­son can enjoy the activity.

    More info please con­tact us on 8950 0547

    2022 Phoney Film Fes­ti­val, Thurs­day 14 July 6pm @ Alice Cinema

    Unleash your cre­ative side dur­ing the next school hol­i­days and join the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val: a short-film fes­ti­val by youth aged 12 – 25 years fea­tur­ing up to 5‑minute films shot on smart devices.

    We are excit­ed to announce that this year’s Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is more adven­tur­ous than ever, with new cat­e­gories such as My sport sto­ry’ and My dance sto­ry’. We have also cre­at­ed a spe­cif­ic cat­e­go­ry for Stop motion/​Animation’, and every­thing else is….’No lim­its (any genre)’. Click here to down­load the terms and conditions 

    You don’t have to be arty’ to par­tic­i­pate. A work­shop facil­i­ta­tor will help you find your sto­ry and teach you how to film and edit it. 

    Do you need an extra incen­tive? Prizes totalling $2,000 will be award­ed to the win­ning entry in each cat­e­go­ry, as well as the People’s Choice Award. 

    Sub­mit your short film by Wednes­day 6 July, togeth­er with an entry form

    Save the date for the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val screen­ing and awards night: 14 July at 6pm at the Alice Springs Cin­e­ma. Have a ball with free enter­tain­ment and pop­corn and vote for your favourite film!

    Free Work­shops @ Alice Springs Pub­lic Library:

    • Sun­day 19 June, 10am-12pm: Sto­ry telling
    • Sun­day 26 June, 10am-12pm: Film­ing and editing
    • Sun­day 3 July, 10am-12pm: Edit­ing and polishing

    To reg­is­ter, please con­tact 8950 0547, YDO@​ASTC.​NT.​GOV.​AU

    Pre­vi­ous PFF Workshops!

    These Phoney Film Fes­ti­val work­shop videos from PFF2020 include handy tips on how to cre­ate a short film on your smart phone or tablet device! Thanks to Dog­milk Films, Viviana Pet­yarre and Josef Jaka­mar­ra Eggar for the great advice!

    Work­shop 1 — Look­ing Space!”

    Sto­ry Writing


    Work­shop 2 — Cam­era Angles and Movement!”

    Cam­era Angles


    Work­shop 3 — Light­ing and Storyboarding!”



    Work­shop 4 — Stop-Motion Ani­ma­tion and Spe­cial Effects!”

    Stop-Motion Ani­ma­tion

    Spe­cial Effects

    Work­shop 5 — Edit­ing and Music!”



    2022 Youth Recy­cled Art Prize – Fri­day 8 April to Sat­ur­day 16 April

    As part of the annu­al NT Youth Week activ­i­ties, Council’s Youth Recy­cled Art Prize offers young peo­ple in Alice Springs aged 12 – 25 years the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op their cre­ative tal­ents, have their work exhib­it­ed, and win great prizes − all while learn­ing about recy­cling. All exhib­it­ed art­works are made from recycled/​reused materials.

    Prizes are award­ed to the win­ning entry in each age cat­e­go­ry: 12 – 15 yrs, 16 – 19 yrs, 20 – 25yrs, as well as the People’s Choice Award, for a total of $1200 worth prizes.

    • Sub­mit a reg­is­tra­tion form by Fri­day 1 April, 5pm to YDO@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au 
      (Click here to down­load the reg­is­tra­tion form) 
    • Drop off your art­work Mon­day 4 April and Tues­day 5 April, between 3pm-5pm at Alice Plaza, Par­sons Street entrance
    • Attend the open­ing night Fri­day 8 April, 6pm @ Alice Plaza, Par­sons Street entrance

    A work­shop will be deliv­ered at the Civic Cen­tre on Thurs­day 24 March, 3.30pm‑5.30pm to assist you cre­ate your art piece. Book required through Eventbrite: https://​www​.eventbrite​.com​.au/…

    Free mate­r­i­al avail­able to entrants from the Redis­cov­ery Cen­tre Com­mon­age Road

    If you wish to be involved in the organ­i­sa­tion of this event please con­tact
    YOD@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au / 8950 0547


    Come and join a crash course film school, just for Alice Springs youth. Work with film indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and see how it’s done! 

    Undead Cen­tral is an all new film project for youth aged 14 – 25. Work with hor­ror film Actor & Direc­tor Leslie Simp­son to cre­ate a new trail­er for a zom­bie film. 

    Whether you’re inter­est­ed in act­ing on film, learn­ing how to use a cam­era, or props, cos­tumes and spe­cial effects, Undead Cen­tral will do it all. 

    Pre-pro­duc­tion fun-filled & infor­ma­tive work­shops!4PM — 6PM, @ Unit Base (Witchetty’s), Aralu­en Arts Centre.

    • Week 1: Fri­day 25 MARCH
    • Week 2: Wednes­day 30 MARCH & Thurs­day 31 MARCH
    • Week 3: Mon­day 4 APRIL & Fri­day 8 APRIL

    Prin­ci­pal Pho­tog­ra­phy (the film shoot — hooray!) – school hol­i­day work­shops – 10am – 4pm, @ var­i­ous Loca­tions (film­ing will be here, there, and everywhere!)

    • Week 4: Mon­day 11 APRIL to Thurs­day 14 APRIL

    Book ear­ly – places are lim­it­ed! Cater­ing is pro­vid­ed. Please advise of any spe­cial dietary require­ments when registering.

    Enquiries to 8950 0547 or email YDO@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

    Reg­is­ter to 8950 0500 or astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au