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Youth Programs

Youth Council

Joining Youth Council

You don’t need to be an existing student leader or have an established position within the community to apply.
If you have energy and ideas about how to make Latrobe City a better place for young people, we want to hear from you.
Download an application form or contact Andrew at Latrobe City on 1300 367 700.

As a Youth Councillor you will meet once a fortnight to discuss a range of issues and bring relevant ideas to the Latrobe City Councillors.

  • Develop your confidence and leadership skills
  • Broaden your knowledge of your local community
  • Represent the young people of Latrobe City at conferences such as the Sister Cities Australia National Conference
  • Attend community events, special functions and conferences
  • Meet with the Latrobe City Councillors and attend Council meetings
  • Be nominated for leadership positions such as Youth Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Secretary

Expressions of Interest to join the Youth Council may be submitted at any time.

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We're seeking Expressions of Interest from young people to fill up to 20 Latrobe City Youth Council Positions.

Latrobe City is seeking applicants who are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and be willing to take on a leadership role in their community.
  • Willingness to undergo training and development to improve and build individual leadership skills.
  • Preparedness to consult with other young people in schools and the wider community.
  • Interest in issues that affect young people and are able to consider issues in a wider community context.
  • A desire to develop an understanding of local government and to build local networks.
  • The capacities to value add to the Latrobe City Youth Council working to improve the experiences for young individuals who reside and visit the Latrobe City.
  • Willing to be involved in community projects, activities and civic events.

Read the Program Outline for more information on the Youth Council program and the responsibilities of Youth Council.

Youth Council Expression of Interest Form

Youth Initiatives and Programs

Latrobe Skate Park Series

Latrobe City facilitates an annual Skate Park Series along with other various skate park activities throughout the year. The Latrobe City Skate Park events provide an opportunity for personal growth and development for local youth through a number of training activities, workshops, formal competitions and events. 

The Latrobe Skate Park Series is a leadership program opportunity for Latrobe City youth who have an interest in skateboarding, BMX or scooter riding.

Latrobe City in partnership with YMCA Action Sports and the Victorian Skateboarding Association will continue to host a number of training workshops to develop people’s skills in:

  • Event judging
  • Event management
  • Photography
  • Emceeing
  • Event promotion

Program purpose

Unlike other recreation facilities, skate parks and their associated sports don’t use club structures or formal process to engage patrons and the boarder community. The purpose of the Latrobe Skate Park Series Committee is to provide a formal process for engagement and build capacity within local communities that patronise skate parks.

The main project for the Latrobe Skate Park Series is to deliver a series of Skate Park Events that celebrate and showcase the skills and talents of young people and athletes on a regional level. For more information on how to get involved phone Andrew Legge, Community Development Officer on 1300 367 700.

Freeza Development Program

A group of young volunteers organise local drug and alcohol-free events across Latrobe City such as dance parties, live bands and cultural events.

The program builds skills in areas such as:

  • event planning and management
  • advertising and promotions
  • risk management
  • liaising with the music industry

Latrobe City Council works with Headspace to deliver the Freeza program. To get involved phone Headspace on 5136 8300 or visit the Headspace website