RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas.
RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access community resources and opportunities.


    This is done through:
  • Promoting coordination, cooperation and networking between providers of services to young people;
  • Lobbying government and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people and providers of services to young people;
  • Supporting, organising and providing training for those working with young people;
  • Representing the interest of young people and those working with young people




Upcoming Events


After the success of the first VIBES Youth Live Music night in March, Maitland Youth Action Team and Maitland City Library will be holding another one on April 6th at 6pm. If you know a young person that’d like to get involved, contact Maitland Youth Action Team on Facebook.

Maitland Gets LIT

Maitland Train Station is undergoing a bright transformation in April, as the trees that dominate the main entry point will be wrapped with thousands of LED lights. The area will be transformed into a space that is inviting to all people, creating a vibe that can’t be found anywhere else in Maitland.

Maitland Youth Action Team encourages people from all walks of life to get around LIT and take pride in the space.

LIT is a Maitland Youth Action Team project, funded by Maitland City Council as part of their place activation strategy.

Photos to come! Watch this space!

Rutherford Skate/Scooter Comp

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Woodberry Swamp Stomp Community Festival

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