City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council

Photo of Youth Councillors in January 2022

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 (the City). 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 to 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.
  • Live, work and/or study in Greater Bendigo.
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check (volunteer level) if 18 years and older.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination.

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.

Applications for the City of Greater Bendigo Youth Council are now closed.