The Oakey Youth Project was created to assist young people aged between 12 and 24 years of age build resilience by developing skills and habits to help navigate life. Resilience is an important life quality to help young people deal with experiences and difficulties. Community-led well-being activities and programs will be delivered as part of the project.

The project will run until June 2021.

The Oakey Youth Project is the result of a partnership with Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN who have joined with us to provide the funds necessary for this important project. 

Dis/Connect Art Competition

Do you paint, draw, write, record or take photos? Young people of Oakey, we're inviting you to express your imagination and perspective on the theme of dis/connection.

To participate in the competition, share your experiences of connection or disconnection by creating an original artwork in any medium – including visual art, craft, photography, creative writing, music, spoken word or short film.

This competition is open to young people aged 12-24 who live, work or study in Oakey.disconnect extended thumbnail 002

Age Categories: 12–14, 15–17, 18–24

Major Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Deadline: 11 September  2020

You can enter by submitting:

The best artworks will feature in a Dis/Connect Art Zine presented back to the Oakey youth community.

Download the flyer and the full terms and conditions.

And if you’re looking for inspiration, make sure you check out our free online arts workshops – The Home Project.










Friday Night Live 

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Every Friday night from 6.30pm - 9pm

Where: Oakey Indoor Sports Centre, 35-37 York street., Oakey

Age: 12 - 18 years

Activities: Indoor sports, board games, video games, music and more! 

Cost: Free

Plus free arts workshops until 28 August: 

  • Work with professional artists
  • Create an entry for the Dis/Connect Art competition
  • Go in the running to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet

Box Off the Streets

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We’re so excited to partner with Emerge to bring Box Off the Streets to Oakey!

When: Every Monday & Wednesday from 4pm–6pm

Where: Oakey Community Centre, Campbell Street, Oakey

Age: 12-24 years

Cost: Free

Box Off the Streets is an early intervention and diversionary program – bringing together boxing, fitness and mentorship for young people who are doing it tough.

The program runs twice a week on Monday and Wednesday nights and is aimed at young people in Oakey looking to connect, have some fun and get fit along the way.

If you’re between 12-24, don’t hesitate to attend or sit in on a no-pressure session to see what the program is about. No referral is necessary, though a quick registration form will be required before physical activity commences.

During this time, you’ll also need to:

  • Bring your own towel and water bottle
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick
  • Wash your hands on arrival
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Have fun while training!


Oakey Youth Connection & Referral Service

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Are you a young person living in Oakey and need someone to talk to about relationships, money, work or finding a place to live?

You can now reach out to Kat at the Oakey Youth Connection and Referral Service. She can support you to access:

  • Youth housing support
  • Job or training support
  • A source of income (Centrelink)
  • Health support to keep you safe, string and healthy
  • Relationship support, including friends and family
  • Food and meal support
  • Legal support.

To get in touch, phone or SMS Kat on 0499 758 895.