North West Youth Advisory Groups

Burnie Youth Council

The Burnie Youth Council is a Special Committee of the Burnie City Council. Each year two students, 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.

Meeting times: Twice a month (during school term)
Location: Contact us
Contact person: Youth Development Officer
Phone: 6430 5774

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

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB)

The primary purpose of YMCAB is to organise, facilitate and generate awesomeness for young people in Burnie. Currently, YMCAB is a fluid group of young people, aged between 12-25, who organise and promote events for young people in Burnie.  It’s also a sounding board and brainstorming group for all thing’s youth related for the Burnie City Council.

Meeting times: Usually twice a month
Location: Contact us
Contact person: Youth Development Officer
Phone: 6430 5774

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