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Youth Council

If you are aged 12 to 24 years and are motivated to make a difference in the community, you can apply to join Mitchell Youth Council.

Mitchell Youth Council is an advisory committee of Mitchell Shire Council and our Youth Development Program. It provides an important opportunity for young people to have input into Council decisions.

Mitchell Youth Council:

  • helps Mitchell Shire Council find out about important issues for young people in the local area
  • provides advice to Council about how these issues can be addressed
  • develops local initiatives and projects for young people

How Youth Council works

There are usually 9 Youth Councillors between the Shire wards — North, Central, and South.

Additional positions may also be created to ensure the Youth Council represents a diversity of views and experience.

Council’s Youth Development Officer facilitates the Youth Council meetings and activities. Special guests, such as the Mayor, CEO and Senior Councillors attend meetings from time to time.

As a Youth Councillor you will be asked to attend:

  • Youth Council meetings fortnightly
  • events/functions (on occasions) including Council meetings when required
  • occasional Councillor dinners prior to Mitchell Shire Council meeting
  • leadership and development training
  • Youth Council Induction day

Our Youth Councillors

Youth Council 2019-20
Back row: Thomas Starkey, Lucas Edmonds, Eve Simner. Middle row: Angel Ravenhill, Beau Milner, Courtney Abela, Trinity Marshall. Front row: Paris Ingham, Ebony Layley

North Ward Youth Councillors

  • Paris Ingham
  • Trinity Marshall — Secretary

Central Ward Youth Councillors

  • Georgia Fletcher —Youth Mayor

South Ward Youth Councillors

  • Joshua Dixon
  • Cooper Price
  • Thomas Starkey — Deputy Mayor

Apply to join Mitchell Youth Council

Applications for the Mitchell Shire Youth Council 2022/23 are now open. If you are motivated to make a difference in the community and would like to be a part of our Youth Council, read on!

Selection criteria

To apply to be on Youth Council you need to:

  • be aged 12 to 24 years
  • live, work or study in Mitchell.

To apply for a position on the Mitchell Youth Council:

Step 1

Read the Terms of Reference and Youth Council FAQs.

Step 2

Complete the application form below.

Applications close at 9 am on Tuesday 4 June 2022.

If you are under 18 years you will need to get your parent or guardian to sign their consent.

You will need to ask a referee to endorse you as part of your application.

Application form

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. Personal information collected by Council is used for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act, 1989. The information provided on this form will be used for participation on Mitchell Youth Council. For more information about how Council deals with your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

If your application is successful, your name and a short profile will be featured on Council's website, however your personal contact information will not be released to the public under any circumstances.

More information

For more information regarding time commitments, requirements and role definitions for the Youth Council, please refer to:

Contact us

For more information, contact Youth Services by email or phone 03 5734 6200.

This page was last updated on 12 May 2022.