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
North Ward Youth Councillors
- Trinity Marshall
Central Ward Youth Councillors
South Ward Youth Councillors
- Beau Milner — Secretary
- Ebony Layley — Youth Mayor
- Thomas Starkey — Deputy Mayor
Apply to join Mitchell Youth Council
Applicants for North Ward Youth Council representatives are currently open, and should be motivated to make a difference in the community.
To apply to be on Youth Council you need to:
- be aged 12 to 24 years
- live, work or study in Mitchell.
- read the Terms of Reference and Youth Council FAQs
- complete an Application Form online (below) OR
- print out, complete and send your form to email@example.com or mail to Youth Services Coordinator — Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street, Broadford VIC 3658
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.
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.
For more information regarding time commitments, requirements and role definitions for the Youth Council, please refer to:
This page was last updated on 17 June 2020.