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

FREE: “What about me”: Self-care for those who care for others

Video conference – John Hunter Hospital
“What about me?” Self-care for those who care for others
Cost: Free of Charge
John Hunter Hospital Large Lecture Theatre Rm 6065
Agenda attached, to RSVP contact kylie.carter@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

YHF 27 March 2019 final program VC sites (003)



Harmony Day Event

Come along to the Upper Hunter Harmony Day Celebration and experience international food, fun and entertainment.

Date-30th March

Where-Muswellbrook Indoor Sport Centre, Rutherford Road

Time-4pm to 7pm



Harmony Day Event

 Saturday 23rd March 2019

10am-2pm, Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre

A day of celebration with dance, food stalls, kids and youth activities. More info Ph: 49798555


Sensory Tent on site for children

Please don’t bring your pets


The Home Stretch Campaign

Young people in out of home care have a right to care, love and support after they turn 18.

The Home Stretch campaign is doing their bit to get our state government to increase the leaving care age to 21. We know it needs to happen sooner rather than later! Pledge your support at thehomestretch.org.au.