City of Hobart

Youth Arts & Recreation Centre (Youth ARC)

The Youth Arts & Recreation Centre at 44 Collins Street, Hobart is a creative, exciting, and safe space for all young people aged 12–25. It’s a great place to meet up with friends; get involved in art, dance, music or recreation workshops; use the facilities; check out an art exhibition or see a music gig. Best of all, most things are free.
More information is available on the Youth Arts & Recreation Facebook page, or the Youth Arts & Recreation Centre website.

As well as a regularly changing schedule of activities and workshops, the Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is open for young people to drop in and hang out every Tuesday to Friday, 3.00pm to 6.00pm.

The Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is also available for hire. Located in the city at the rear of City Hall, the building caters for up to 225 people with a range of facilities including an art studio, skate ramp, music studio, kitchen, versatile recreation space, a performance stage with a PA system and more.

The Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is a venue for cultural projects, fund raising, art, dance and music events as well as a place to celebrate birthdays (10 to 15 year olds only).

What the service can help with

Cultural support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Identity and gender related issues
Mental health
Physical health
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

13 - 24

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service

Contact Details

44 Collins Street Hobart,TAS 7000

(03) 6231 5150

Focus Domains





Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity