Calling all young people!

Are you aged between 14 – 23? Want to be a voice for young people in Central Goldfields? Do you want to make a change in your community and learn great leadership skills along the way?

We're looking for passionate young people to become our Youth Councillors. You don’t need to have any previous leadership experience - just enthusiasm and a voice.

The goals of the Youth Council are to:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to have a say in and influence Council policies, plans, and strategies
  • Promote the valuable role of young people as members of the community and highlight their ongoing contributions
  • Provide skill development opportunities for young people to grow as leaders
  • Provide opportunities for Councillors to meet, hear, and learn from young people
  • Create opportunities for young people to engage with and learn about the broader community

All short listed applicants will be contacted in February 2024 to arrange interviews. You can still lodge a late application (below).

If you have any questions, or you wish to request a late application, please contact Gemma Simpson, Youth Worker at gemma.simpson@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au or by phone at 0428 941 399.

  • Provide opportunities for young people to have a say in and influence Council policies, plans, and strategies.
  • Promote the valuable role of young people as members of the community and highlight their ongoing contributions.
  • Provide skill development opportunities for young people to grow as leaders.
  • Provide opportunities for Councillors to meet, hear, and learn from young people.
  • Create opportunities for young people to engage with and learn about the broader community.
  • Attend and contribute to fortnightly meetings, which may be held online or in person (outside of school hours)
  • Provide advice to Council and Shire staff regarding issues affecting young people
  • Be a voice for and advocate on behalf of young people in Central Goldfields
  • Participate in activities that provide a platform for young people to address priorities and emerging issues affecting their lives
  • Participate in the development of policies, strategies and plans that improve outcomes for young people in the community
  • Provide advice on the youth programs provided by the Shire including the Engage! and FReeZA programs
  • Represent the Youth Council and Central Goldfields Shire Council professionally in public
  • Attend community events and civic functions as a Shire representative (when requested)
  • Chair meetings (when requested)
  • Participate in Shire working groups, advisory committees, and steering committees (when requested)
  • Participate in media opportunities where appropriate and requested; and
  • Embody and promote the Council values of Community and customer focussed, Collaborative and inclusive, and Challenge the status quo

The next Youth Council will serve from February 2024 to December 2024.

As the Youth Council of Central Goldfields, Youth Councillors have a unique opportunity to help build a vibrant youth voice in our community.