New-look Youth Connect Card

07 April 2016

A new and improved Youth Connect Card for young people aged 12 - 25 on both sides of the Border was launched today as part of National Youth Week 8 - 17 April.

A joint initiative from AlburyCity and Wodonga Council, the card connects young people to key local youth service providers and offers them a range of shopping discounts on both sides of the Border.

The youth card has been issued for more than 10 years as a helpful resource for young people but the new card is smaller and easier to carry. Young people from both cities have been involved in designing the card and making it more accessible and more appealing to young people.

AlburyCity Deputy Mayor David Thurley praised the young people who had worked on the card and thanked the 16 businesses on both sides of the Border for supporting the youth card and by providing discounts at shops.

"Young people who have the Youth Connect Card can get discounts on a range of goods including music, food, clothes, bikes and cycling equipment and entertainment. I urge them to make the most of the card," he said.

Wodonga Council Mayor Anna Speedie urged local young people on both sides of the Border to make sure they have a card.

"This year 11,000 cards will be distributed to schools, youth services and local business in the Albury-Wodonga area," Cr Speedie said. "If you don't get one at school, please make sure you collect one from Council Offices or youth service providers."

Young people who would like to find out more can visit alburycity.nsw.gov.au/youthconnectcard or wodonga.vic.gov.au/youthconnectcard

To find out more about activities planned for National Youth Week on the Border visit alburycity.nsw.gov.au or wodonga.vic.gov.au