City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council

The City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council is an advisory and advocacy committee whose role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work and/or study in the City of Greater Bendigo. Youth Council achieves this by:

  • Providing advice to the City of Greater Bendigo Council on plans, strategies, policies and projects so that they better align with the needs of young people;
  • Engaging with young people to identify their priorities; and
  • Advocating on issues that directly impact young people.

The goals of the Youth Council are to:

  • Provide opportunities for young people to have their say and influence Council policies, plans, strategies and projects.
  • Promote young people as valuable citizens who make a positive contribution to the community.
  • Provide opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills.
  • Provide the opportunity for Councillors to meet, hear and learn from young people.
  • Provide opportunities for young people to consult with the wider community.

Who can be a Youth Councillor?

To be eligible to be a member of the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council applicants must:

  • Be between the age of 14 and 24 years old (Youth Councillors are required to resign when they turn 25).
  • Live, work and/or study in Greater Bendigo.
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check (volunteer level) and Police Check if 18 years and older.

This includes young people from all backgrounds and experiences, living in all areas of Greater Bendigo, who are eager to develop leadership skills, advocate for young people and make a difference in the community.

Expressions of Interest for 2024 Youth Council Casual Vacancies 

Expressions of interest are now closed