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 every school in Burnie is invited to select students, with an interest in governance and making change, to become their schools’ Burnie City Youth Council Representatives. Primary Schools have one Year 5 and one Year 6 representative and High Schools have two Year 9 and two Year 10 representatives.

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 how Local Government works, develop leadership skills, and amplify the voice of youth in Burnie. Burnie City Youth Council is coordinated by Burnie Works on behalf of Burnie City Council.

Meeting times: Once a month (during school term)
Location: pataway | Burnie
Contact person: Kira Coghlan, Participation Officer at Burnie Works
Phone: 0419 176 751

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 13 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 event and being a voice for the youth in our local area.

Meeting times: Once a month
Location: Wynyard Council Office
Contact person: Kelly Milikins, Community Development Officer
Phone: 6443 8346

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