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Community services

Youth services

Mitchell Youth Services work with young people aged 10 to 24 years.

Our main purpose is to promote, develop and encourage the wellbeing of young people in the area.

Mitchell Youth Services promote young people’s health, social inclusion, skill development and leadership, and provide young people with opportunities to engage in arts and culture, youth development, community strengthening and civic life.

We do that by providing, facilitating, planning, funding and advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community.

We advise organisations, agencies and levels of government about the needs of young people in Mitchell Shire. We also inform social policy formation, coordination and implementation.

Mitchell Youth Services provide formal and informal services for young people, in groups or as individuals. Our work includes advocacy, community development, referral, social education, participation programs, and skills development (such as leadership skills).

Staying in Touch – Social Media

Council has a dedicated Youth Services Facebook page to connect with local young people.

Like our Mitchell Youth Services Facebook page to keep up to date with youth related issues and events.

Mitchell FReeZA

Our FReeZA program 'VOLUME' works collaboratively with a committee of young people aged 12 to 25 years. The VOLUME committee, in partnership with Mitchell Shire Council, delivers events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free that meet the needs and interests of our young people while also providing training and employment opportunities.

Mitchell Youth Engagement MYE!

MYE! provides a safe, secure and staffed environment to attract young people delivering social connection and community participation programs to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Mitchell.

The MYE! Mitchell Youth Engagement Program provides a formal structured program for young people aiming to increase competencies, self-esteem, skills and knowledge; enhanced individual development and increased reputation in the community.

Youth Council

To enable youth to advocate for the needs of young people and to contribute to Council decision-making, we formed Youth Council.

Mitchell Youth Rooms

Our youth drop-in centres are located in the Broadford and Wallan.

School Holiday Programs

Council runs several events and programs during school holidays.

National Youth Week Event

Each year we help groups of young people or organisations to apply for a State Government National Youth Week grant and to deliver their project.

Support for Young People in Emergencies

Do you know a young person who has experienced or witnessed a natural disaster? Information for parents and carers supporting young people.

Mitchell Skate Parks

Mitchell Shire Council maintains Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour, Wallan and Wandong skate parks. Youth Services organises skate events and developmental programs at these locations.

Placements for Tertiary Students

If you are a tertiary student undertaking an approved Youth Work or Community Services course, consider a student placement with our Youth Services team. Participants learn what local government offers young people in Mitchell Shire.

Note: Work experience for secondary students is not available.

Placements are available for 3 to 10 hours per week. Hours of placement will generally be 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday at Youth Centres in Broadford and Wallan.

Block placements (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) are negotiable for research projects or office-based placements only.

Priority will be given to students studying approved Youth Work courses.

Complete the Student Placement Application Form below

Read the Student Placement Handbook below

Contact us

For more information contact Mitchell Youth Services on phone 03 5734 6200 or email youth@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au