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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 excursions
  • Youth Council leadership camp

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

  • Georgia Fletcher
  • Paris Ingham
  • Seth Barnbrook
  • Trinity Marshall — Secretary

Central Ward Youth Councillors

  • Angel Ravenhill

  • Courtney Abela — Deputy Mayor

  • Eve Simner

  • Lucas Edmonds

South Ward Youth Councillors

  • Beau Milner
  • Ebony Layley
  • Thomas Starkey — Youth Mayor

Apply to join Mitchell Youth Council

Applications are currently closed.

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 youth@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5734 6200.

This page was last updated on 27 August 2020.