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Youth Council

The Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people aged between 12 and 18 to provide strategic advice to AlburyCity.

If you have a passion to do something in your community, and be a part of a group that wants to work together to make Albury a better place for young people to live, apply for our Youth Council.

Our Youth Councillors are given many opportunities to improve their leadership skills, develop a greater understanding of the community and work together on projects. Importantly, they also act as a youth voice within AlburyCity.

Who is eligible?

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 24 year is eligible to apply.

What do you do?

As part of the Youth Council, you represent and advocate for young people in our community; build awareness and educate the wider community on youth related issues; and provide direction and make responsible decisions on behalf of young people and the wider community.

What are the hours required?

We require you to be available on Tuesday afternoons between 4:30pm – 6:00pm (not including NSW school holidays).

There may also be other meetings and commitments as required.

What are the objectives of the Youth Council?

  • Represent and promote a youth voice to Council in a structured and formal way for future planning decisions.
  • Provide a formal platform for young people to have their say on issues, needs and aspirations important that are relevant to young people living in the Albury area.
  • Assist the Council in the formulation of policy on youth affairs and provide advice on how to best meet the needs of young people.
  • Provide young people with the opportunity to meet regularly to express their views on current and emerging issues affecting young people of Albury.
  • Develop local initiatives and projects for young people.
  • Act as an advisory committee and respond to enquiries from the Council regarding youth specific issues in Albury.
  • Network with young people, service providers and the wider community to advocate for and promote youth related issues.
  • Represent the youth of Albury at local, state, and national youth forums where appropriate
  • Support Council in a manner that is consistent with Council values and decision Council
  • Membership will open to all young people aged between the ages of 12 to 24 years, living, working or attending high school, university or TAFE within the Albury Local Government Area.
  • Membership places are available for twelve (12) Youth Councillors, each calendar year.
  • There are also two (2) places for alternative roles which are Secretary and Finance Officer.
  • Youth council members volunteer their services as a member.

2021 Youth Councillors

A new generation of young people is ready to take a lead, following the election of AlburyCity’s 2021-22 Youth Council.

The Youth councillors will work to raise the profile of the city’s young people while tackling a range of issues such as mental health, bullying and drug and alcohol problems.

The Youth Mayor is Eli Davern, and the Deputy Mayor is Colbey Baines

The 2021-22 Youth Councillors are:

  • Eli Davern
  • Jack Kelso
  • Colbey Baines
  • Saugat Bhattari
  • Boh Milburn
  • Miah Fitzpatrick
  • Keana Bunt-Weaver
  • Alera Tucker
  • Lauren Calleja
  • Kurt Remiers
  • Daniel Shippard
  • Grace Alexander
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