Southern Youth Network Collective (SYNC)

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About Southern Youth Network Collective

The Southern Youth Network Collective was born out of the merging of the South Western Youth Workers Network (SWYN) and the Southern Youth Workers Network (SYN) in March of 2012.

The networks aim is to provide a more robust and sustainable network for youth workers in the south to access networking tools, collaboration opportunities, information and professional support.

SYNC's current membership includes:


  • Federal, state and local government organisations
  • Non-government and community based organisations
  • Schools


  • Youth workers
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Community health workers
  • School counsellors/chaplains
  • Managers
  • Counsellors
  • Students/volunteers

SYNC members represent a variety of organisations and come from diverse backgrounds. Anyone who works with young people in the southern region of Adelaide is invited to a member.


School Holiday Program for December 2015 and January 2016

See what's on this school holidays by downloading the brochure here CYS School Holiday Brochure Dec Jan 2016.pdf(840 kb)

What benefits do SYNC members receive?
  • Opportunities to share and gain relevant information about local youth issues and programs.
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities.
  • Professional and personal support.
  • Access to funding sources and grant information.


SYNC meeting times

All SYNC meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 9.30am to 11.00am with venues alternating between the inner and outer southern suburbs. Please contact us to find out where the next meeting will be held.


Further information

For more information about the network, please contact: