12 to 24: Huon Valley Youth

Young people are an important part of the Huon Valley community.

This page lists youth specific services offered in the Huon Valley by the Huon Valley Council and other professional services and community groups.

For more information on youth services provided within the Huon Valley please contact Esther (she/her), the Council’s Youth Development Officer.

Ph: (03) 6264 9446
E: youth@huonvalley.tas.gov.au

For more information and up to date activities, please go to the 12 to 24: Huon Valley Youth Facebook or Insta pages.

Youth feedback form

Youth Services

The Huon Valley Council believes in connecting youth with trusted professional services. Below is a list of services offered within the Huon Valley and surrounds that are recommended by youth.

Huon Valley PCYC Youth Drop-in

Every Monday and Wednesday (during school term)

3pm to 5pm

Free access to the PCYC courts and chill out areas and free food!


Royal Flying Doctors Youth Mental Health Service

Through funding provided by governments and donors, the RFDS works to bridge the gap in access to mental health services. RFDS provides a range of mental health services range from visiting mental health clinics, 24 hour telehealth services, through to emergency air transfers of people requiring city based acute care. Dedicated RFDS mental health professionals visit remote towns and properties to provide further treatment, support, as well as education about mental health issues for individuals and communities.

The RFDS Youth Mental Health Program runs out of the Huon Valley PCYC.

Contact RFDS for more information:

Call 03 6391 0509

Email enquiries@rfdstas.org.au


The Crawley Clinic

The Crawley Clinic are funded by Primary Health Tasmania to provide short term psychological services in Huonville.

The STPI (short term psychological interventions) program is co-funded by Primary Health Tasmania, with money from the federal government. It is intended for low-income earners with mild to moderate mental health conditions who have a GP referral and mental health care plan. The Crawley Clinic holds a contract with Primary Health Tasmania to provide STPI services to clients across Tasmania, either by telehealth, or face-to-face in the following regions (and surrounds): Launceston, Scottsdale, George Town, St Helens, Bicheno, Swansea, Triabunna, Hobart, Sorell, New Norfolk, Bridgewater, Kingston, Huonville, Glenorchy and Oatlands. Eligible clients can access up to 18 co-funded sessions.

See their website for more information.


Headspace Hobart

Headspace Hobart is a free, youth-focused health service for young people aged 12-25 who are:

  • feeling down, depressed or anxious
  • having difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • being hurt or bullied
  • worried about drinking or drug use
  • needing sexual health help.

Please be aware that we are not a crisis service and there may be a waiting time.

You don’t need a referral to see us at headspace, just call us on 6231 2927 or email

To learn more about headspace Hobart check out our Welcome Pack for Young People, or watch our virtual tour.

Our centre is wheelchair friendly and disability parking is available in the multi-story car park across the road.


  • Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:30am – 2:30pm – NOW OPEN SATURDAYS!
  • Sunday: Closed


If you need immediate support, we recommend the following:

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800



1800 650 890



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Youth Clubs, Groups, and Activities

There are a variety of groups that youth can join and take part in.

Council supports the following activities:

Friday Night Games

Fortnightly on Friday from 5pm to 8pm.

Huon Valley Hub

Check the Facebook page for dates

For anyone interested in Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, or Warhammer (40k or AOS).

There is also an amazing selection of board games thanks to Lance from Oxy Moron Games.

This free space allows gamers to come together, hang out, play games in person and have a fun night.

There are plenty of things to try for new players, and enough competitive play for experienced gamers.

Everyone is welcome but please remember this is a youth focussed space.

People under the age of 14 must be accompanied by adult supervision.

Huon Valley Youth Writers’ Group

Learn to write a range of popular styles of fiction in this series of 9 two-hour workshops for young writers (up to age 24).
Meet other young writers, make new friends, and explore your own writing in a safe, supportive environment.
These workshops are open to all young writers. For our younger participants, parents are welcome to attend the sessions.
From 10 am to 12 pm on the second Saturday of each month, from March to November (not including July), workshops will include either a live interview by participants of a guest author or a presentation on the fundamentals of one type of fiction (e.g. fantasy fiction); and a practical exercise to develop one aspect of your stories.

Topics include writing fantasy, crime and mystery, and science fiction and scriptwriting.
9 May – Writing Fantasy 1 – Fantasy fundamentals and world-building exercise
13 June – Characters 3 – Dialogue
8 August – Writing Fantasy 2 – Developing your story world’s unique feature
12 September – Characters 4 – Villains
17 October – Writing Science Fiction 1 – Science fiction fundamentals
14 November – End of year celebration

*It is okay to arrive late. We know many school buses arrive in Huonville around 4 pm*
Please email felicity.lemon.tarwf@gmail.com to register your intention to attend the sessions or with any questions. Please let us know how old you are, if your parent will accompany you, and what type of writing most interests you.

• It is important that all participants are respectful of each other’s writing and interests.
• No food or drink of any sort is allowed in the room/sessions, apart from water. This is to make the room safe for people with certain allergies.
• Please do not attend a session if you are unwell.

The program is organised jointly by Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival and Huon Valley Council; and proudly supported by Arts Tasmania and Huonville Library


Find a club or youth organisation in the Huon Valley.

Youth Engagement with Huon Valley Council

2022 saw transformation of the Huon Valley Youth Committee into the Huon Valley Youth Working Group. The group was created to support, educate, and celebrate youth in the Huon Valley. They worked on some amazing projects in 2022 which included:

  • The creation of the 12 to 24: Huon Valley Youth brand
  • Social media campaigns around drugs, tobacco, and alcohol use which you can see on the Facebook and Insta pages
  • A youth mental health forum/panel

Reach out if you are interested in engaging with Huon Valley Council:


Mental Health Week 2020 - 6 steps to having a conversation

In conjunction with the Mental Health Council of Tasmania for Mental Health Week 2020, the Huon Valley Youth Committee created the 6 steps to having a conversation campaign. Check it out below!


Talking about mental health can be difficult, so here are six steps to help you along the way.

6 steps to having a conversation