Youth Council

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What is the Narrabri Shire Youth Council? 

The Youth Council is a Committee of young people established by Narrabri Shire Council in 2021. 

The Youth Council is made up of Council’s Community Development Coordinator and up to twelve young people aged 12-24yrs that reside or attend school within the Narrabri Shire Local Government Area. 

Youth Councillors will be appointed to the Youth Council for a term 24 months commencing in October each year. 

The Youth Council is also the lead stakeholder in the implementation and review of Council's Youth Strategy, a four-year guide developed to provide strategic direction for the delivery of support, programs, activities, and events that meet the needs of our diverse population of young people.

2022 - 2026 Youth Strategy(PDF, 3MB)

What does the Youth Council do? 

  • Take a leadership role in the planning and organisation of events for young people, including local Youth Week celebrations, cinema screenings and music events; 

  • Provide a forum for young people to have a say on issues important to them; 

  • Participate in community life and support other youth organisations and services; and 

  • Provide comments and suggestions on local government policies and programs for youth. 

What are the Youth Council’s Objectives? 

  • Work collaboratively with Youth Inter-agencies to run “Youth Week” programs/events across the Shire; 

  • Provide advice and input to initiatives across the Shire that include Youth; 

  • Liaise with “Youth Groups” to promote activities across the Shire; 

  • Improve coordination and identify gaps in services for the Youth of the Shire; 

  • Provide advice and assistance to Narrabri Shire Council on methods to enhance engagement with Youth in the Shire on issues relating to Youth; and 

  • Attend Youth forums and conferences where required and approved by GM delegates. 

What's Involved? 

  • Participating in monthly meetings at Council offices; and 

  • Contributing to planning and running youth events in the Narrabri Shire.