Shoalhaven Professional
Business Association


Are you a young professional living or working in the Shoalhaven and would like to meet and socialise with like-minded people?

Are you a young professional living or working in the Shoalhaven and would like to meet and socialise with like-minded people? 

Shoalhaven Young Professionals - ‘SYP’ is a sub-group of the Shoalhaven Professional Business Association.

Its prime purpose is as a social group for young professionals around the Shoalhaven. Meeting monthly, events range from getting together for lunch, taking advantage of some of the fabulous walks/hikes around the area, right through to joining the annual SPBA barefoot bowls evening. 

We understand that often in this area as the businesses are smaller than those in the big cities there often isn’t the same opportunities to socialise after work - and we aim to change that through SYP.

Who is SYP for?

The Shoalhaven Young Professionals is for anyone aged between 18 and 35 OR, anyone new to their profession or industry. Whether you work for someone else or run your own show, you’re welcome at the events, as are your friends and/or partners.

There’s no membership fee or on-going commitment, at each event everyone just pays their own way for food, drinks etc.

SYP Committee:

Amber Schutz
Daniel Arthur
Emma Truran
Bohdan Brumerskyi
Katharine Leach 
Kay-Lea Edmiston
Elspeth Finney
Rowyn Pepper
Holly McGuinnes

How to get involved?

It’s easy! Just drop a quick email to our Communication Coordinator Katharine Leach  at and you’ll be added to the emails advising of the details for upcoming events. At the same time, jump on over to Facebook and join the SYP facebook group - [] for extra updates and info.

Can’t wait to see you at the next event!


Have questions?

Here’s some of the common ones - and for any others, just drop Katharine Leach a line at

Q: Do I have to be a member of the SPBA to attend SYP events?

A: No. A lot of SYPers work for businesses who are members of SPBA (or who are also members of SPBA themselves) but this is not compulsory.

Q: Is there a membership fee for SYP?

A: No! There is no annual fee for being a part of Shoalhaven Young Professionals, our aim is to connect people together who live and work in the Shoalhaven. We just ask that at each event, everyone pays for their own food, drinks etc.

Q: Do I have to RSVP for events?

A: Yes please. As a lot of our events involve meeting for lunch, or other activities that require us to let the venue know the expected numbers then we do need you to RSVP. The details of how to do this for each event are always included in the emails or on the facebook posts.

Q: I’m 36, can I still be an ‘SYPer’?

A: Of course  the ‘age limit’ is really just a guide and we will still welcome you with open arms. We also openly welcome people of all ages who are new to their industry or professions.


If your business is interested in being part of a dynamic and connected professional industry business group, contact us to request a membership form.

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