Seeking Expressions of Interest

Due to Rivers Dance moving to new premises, the Bello Youth HUB’s exercise/dance room is becoming available mid-August and the management committee is seeking expressions of interest from any youth or community groups interesting in regular hire of the facility.

Drop in at the HUB or call us on 5544 0381

The expression of interest will close end July.

BELLO WINTER MUSIC Youth Mentorship Program Winners!

Bellingen is bursting with some seriously talented young people, thanks to all who applied to this year's program. We're excited to announce the winners of the Bello Youth Mentorship 2017, who will receive mentorship from some fantastic established artists who are on this years' festival lineup. The winners will also receive a rehearsal session with their mentor, the opportunity to watch their mentor backstage, a twenty minute performance at the festival (performance times below) and a weekend pass to the festival! And the winners are: Akaysha Leopold, Ryan Kemp, Nadia & Paloma Birch and Leah Besley. Congratulations and have fun!


Vocal Mentorship Winner: Akashya Leopold

Performing: Sun 6pm, Golf Club

Mentor: Sara Tindley


Singer Songwriter Mentorship Winner: Ryan Kemp

Performing: Sun 1pm, Golf Club

Mentor: Jack Carty


Band Mentorship Winner: Nadia & Paloma Birch

Performing: Sun 3pm, St Margarets Hall

Mentor: Hussy Hicks


15 years and Under Mentorship Winner: Leah Besley

Performing: Sat 11:30am, Golf Club

Mentor: Ben Wilson


You can get your tickets here

Girls Night In

'Girls Night In' is an evening that explores the theme of Self-Love for young women aged 12-21 (trans women welcome). Through movies, games, discussions and plenty of laughs we delve into the issues of body love, self-esteem, media literacy (detox your Instagram feed!) and more. We will look at how we, as women, can respond individually and collectively to a culture that force feeds us ‘impossible to attain’ bodies as the norm. Join the body positive movement!

Oh yeah, did we mention there will be free pizza?!

RSVP on the Facebook event page:


Thursday 13th July

4:00pm – 6:30pm


Bello Youth Hub

The Hub has a new Instagram!


The HUBs Instagram is BACK!

As visual content becomes more and more prominent in social media, we see it as a fun and creative way of connecting with our community. Todays youth are well versed in social media platforms, and the Bellingen community has a wonderful voice on Instagram. We feel it’s a great way to engage, interact with and share HUB life.

Don’t forget to follow us @bello_youth_hub and tag us if you have any great photos of the HUB, HUB life, or events run through the HUB.

April Holidays

With Term 1 now over (whew) and Youth Week activities all finished (what a ripper they were!), the HUB will be closed in the second week of the school holidays whilst the HUB team take a breather.

Easter Friday - Closed

Week 2 of the Holidays – Drop-in closed. Nortec, Ostara and Bellingen Shire Youth Services are still open

Monday 24th April – Open for Drop-in, food, music, climbing

Anzac day (25th April) – Closed

Wednesday 26th April – resume all services

Have a great holiday break!

The Bello 2017 Youth Week Skate Trip mob!

Two Way Street

Two Way StreetOur stunning Two Way Street program is still looking for young people who would like to gain logbook hours in the new school term!

Experienced drivers are available to join young people as they gain much-needed logbook hours, giving the family a handy break from teaching them the ways of the car.

If this sounds great to you, tell any young person you know that might need it! We have so many fantastic volunteers available on this program.