North West Youth Advisory Groups

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 date: Bi-monthly, although this changes at times 
Time: Contact the Youth Development Officer
Location: Contact the Youth Development Officer
Contact person: Dave Fregon, Youth Development Officer
Email: dfregon@burnie.net
Phone: 6430 5774

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 date: Bi-monthly
Time: Contact the Youth Development Officer
Location: Contact the Youth Development Officer
Contact person: Dave Fregon, Youth Development Officer
Email: dfregon@burnie.net
Phone: 6430 5774

Youth Advisory Group to Circular Head Council (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 date: First Monday of each month 
Time: Contact the Community Wellbeing Officer
Location: Contact the Community Wellbeing Officer
Contact person: Jodie Saville
Email: jsaville@circularhead.tas.gov.au
Phone: 6452 4803

Waratah-Wynyard Youth Leader (WWYL)

WWYL is made up of young people aged 14-24 years who have the opportunity to talk to the council, and to be involved in activities such as, planning and running events and activities for young people, supporting community events and making sure young people are recognised for the good things they do in the community.

Meeting date: Once a month
Time: Contact the Community Wellbeing Officer
Location: Contact the Community Wellbeing Officer
Contact person: Community Wellbeing Officer
Email: cfrench@warwyn.tas.gov.au
Phone: 644 38320

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 date: Monthly
Time: 9.15am (usually)
Location: Various spaces throughout the Central Coast
Contact person: Community Wellbeing Officer
Email: admin@centralcoast.tas.gov.au
Phone: 6429 8900

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