Engaging Young People in the South East

Project Update 29 May 2024

YNOT has collated and analysed feedback received during consultations to produce a report with key findings and recommendations for Sorell Council. It is envisaged that this report will inform the development of new initiatives and maximise existing resources throughout the South East to support increased participation of young people aged 12-19 years in the region. View the reports here: 

Prize Draw

Major Prize Winner J. Skeggs (15), Triabunna District School student & Sorell Cricket Club member.

Minor Prizes 10 x $50 gift cards have been claimed.

The Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) has been engaged by the Sorell Council to undertake an extensive consultation of young people 12-19 years and community in the South-East. The consultation will inform the development of a project that aims to improve youth participation by helping young people feel supported, connected and engaged in their local communities.

Who do you want to speak to?
We want to speak to anyone who lives, works, studies or regularly travels to and utilises services and/or recreational facilities in the Sorell, Tasman and Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council areas including: Bicheno, Swansea, Triabunna, Orford, Sorell, Midway Point, Forcett, Carlton, Lewisham, Dodges Ferry, Primrose Sands, Copping, Dunalley, Nubeena – and everywhere in between! 

We especially want to hear from you if you are: 

  • a young person aged 12-19 years
  • working with young people
  • interested in supporting young people to be happy, engaged and active in the community.

What do you want to know?
To understand the barriers, challenges, needs and opportunities in the South-East, we want to hear your thoughts and ideas on the following questions: 

  1. What do you think young people 12-19 years like about living in the South-East and why?
  2. What do you think is the biggest issue facing young people 12-19 years in the South-East and why?
  3. What do you think would make the South-East a better place for young people 12-19 years to live and why?

How can I have a say?
Consultations will be open from 19 February to 17 March 2024. YNOT will be seeking feedback by delivering targeted workshops, meetings, and interviews in partnership with relevant schools, organisations and groups working with young people throughout the South-East. In addition to these activities, young people and community are invited to provide feedback by:

  • Completing our short online survey 
  • Youth Forum, Tuesday 12 March 2024 5:30PM-7PM ONLINE (Registrations Required - Link)
  • Community Forum, Thursday 14 March 2024 Sorell, 3:30PM-5:30PM (Registrations Required - Link)

What is the Prize Draw?
Young people who get involved in the project can choose to enter the draw for up to $2,000 of prizes. Terms and conditions are explained at the bottom of this page.

Major Prize: a mobile phone, computer, tablet or other electronic device to support learning or community participation up to the value of $1,500.
Minor Prize: 10 x $50 pre-paid Mastercard gift vouchers.

How will my information be used?
Your feedback collected will be compiled into a report with key findings and recommendations. A summary of the consultation findings will be shared with participants at the end of the project. Please see the Project Statement for full details on how we will use and store your personal information. 

Workshop/Engagement Partners and Supporters

  • Sorell Cricket Club Inc. 
  • East Coast Regional Development Organisation Inc. (ERDO)
  • Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club
  • SENA Suns: South East Netball Association
  • Triabunna District School
  • Indie School Sorell
  • Copping Sewing Mustard Seeds (SMS) Youth
  • Tasman District School
  • Tasman Neighbourhood House
  • Okines Community House
  • Midway Point Neighbourhood House
  • Business & Employment Southeast Tasmania (BEST)

South East Youth Engagement Project Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

The South East Youth Engagement Project is sponsored by the Sorell Council and Tasmanian Community Fund, and administered by the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), ABN 37 078 758 651, PO BOX 4679 HOBART TAS 7000. 

The Competition prizes total $2,000 AUD (as of 15/2/2024). Participants must be current Tasmanian residents and be able to provide proof of residency to claim a prize. If a minor is unable to provide proof of current residency, a parent/guardian can provide residency documents on their child/ward’s behalf. If a player is deemed ineligible, the winning prize will be redrawn. 

Participants are eligible to enter the draw if they are: 
-    Aged between 12 and 19 years
-    Live in the Sorell, Tasman or Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council areas OR can demonstrate that they work, study or regularly utilise services in these areas. 

People can choose to enter the draw by participating in the online survey or workshop event. Prizes will be drawn on 1 April 2024. Winners will be directly notified via email and will have 14 days from the date of first contact to claim their prize. If a prize is unclaimed in 14 days, the prize winner will be redrawn.

Prizes will be sent directly to the winning player and cannot be regifted or exchanged. Winners will be announced through YNOT social media and published on the YNOT website once all prizes are claimed. 

Major Prize: Mobile phone, computer, tablet or electronic device to support learning or community participation up to the value of $1,500.
Minor Prize: 10 x $50 pre-paid Mastercard gift vouchers.
Direct any enquires to Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) Project Manager Joanne Horton at jo@ynot.org.au.