North West Youth Advisory Groups

Burnie City Youth Council

The Burnie City Youth Council is a Special Committee of the Burnie City Council. Each year two students ( per Primary) and four students (per High school), between the ages of 11-17, from each school in the Burnie municipality are nominated by their school to become a Youth Councillor. These representatives are then asked to nominate for the positions of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and Junior Deputy Mayor. Being a Youth Councillor provides young people with the opportunity to learn about how Local Government works, develop leadership skills, learn more about their local community and participate in a range of community projects, including working with Youth Making Changes Around Burnie and other Youth Leaders in our region. Nominations are called in November each year. Backbone support is provided by Burnie Works.

Meeting times: Once a month (during school term)
Location: pataway | Burnie
Contact person: Olivia , Project Officer Collective Impact
Phone: 0499 780 070

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie

A new wave of Youth Making Change Around Burnie (YMCAB) is underway!  YMCAB is for young people aged 15 – 25 years old. YMCAB is for everyone and offers fluidity to suit the needs of its group members. The group will work alongside the Burnie Youth Council to respond to the needs of all young people. There will be opportunities for growth, social activities, campaigns, and co-design! Find out more at the Youth Voice - Burnie Works website. 

Location: pataway | Burnie
Contact person: Lucy, Burnie Works
Phone: 0491 176 739

Central Coast Youth Leaders Council

The Central Coast Youth Leaders Council is made up of people aged 15-18 years. The committee represents young people and provides support for young people to access education, employment and other engagement opportunities in the region. The group hosts regular guest speakers, provides networking opportunities as well as provides the opportunity for young people to attend a Burnbright Leadership camp in Sydney, which is sponsored by the Council.  Focus themes for the group are Youth Leadership, Youth Voice and Careers and Future Pathways. 

Meeting times: Once a month, 9:15AM
Location: Central Coast area
Contact person: Community Wellbeing Officer
Phone: 6429 8900

Circular Head Youth Leaders (CHYL)

CHYL is a group of young people between the ages of 13-24, who represent issues affecting young people, in Circular Head by ensuring their voices are heard, achievements are recognised, and they are given opportunities to reach their full potential.

Meeting times: First Monday of every month
Location: Contact the Community Wellbeing Officer
Contact person: Jodie Saville, Community Wellbeing Officer
Phone: 6452 4803

Waratah-Wynyard Youth Leaders (WWYL)

WWYL is made up of young people aged grade 7 to 24 years who have the opportunity to work with council and be a voice for young people in the local community. Members are involved in activities such as coordinating events and activities for young people, supporting community events, and raising money for charity. 

Meeting times: Once a month
Location: Wynyard Council Office
Contact person: Chantelle French, Community and Events Officer
Phone: 6443 8320

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