Regional Youth Development Officers Network

RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Great Lakes, Taree, 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.

RYDON Website
The RYDON Website Contains valuable information for the Youth Sector. Information includes updates on the Annual RYDON Conference, a comprehensive Youth Services Directory, information regarding your local Youth Interagency and an Events Calendar which contains information on upcoming events across the RYDON Sector. You can also access new Resources, Research & News as well as Links to important and useful Websites. To access the Rydon website go to