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Young people

To ensure all young people are connected, empowered, engaged and included, we provide, promote and support activities, services, events and opportunities.

We offer a range of projects, programs and other youth-related initiatives for young people aged 12-25 years old who are living, working or studying locally.

These programs provide opportunities for young people in Albury to gain valuable skills, contribute to their community, meet and work with other youth locally and of course, have fun!

Council works collaboratively with other councils and youth services to ensure maximum participation and to ensure provision of services are of a high quality and meet the needs of youth in Albury.

Ongoing youth services and programs include:

  • Youth Council keyboard_arrow_right

    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
  • When: Meets weekly on Thursdays during school terms 4:30  to 5:30pm
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    If you’re 14 to 25 and are interested in planning gigs, events and programs for young people, the Retro Youth Management Committee is for you!

    The Retro Youth Management Committee is responsible for:

    • planning events and programs at Retro Lane Cafe
    • brainstorm ideas and help run holiday programs
    • address issues like youth mental health, unemployment, isolation and bullying
    • come up with ways for young people to feel like an important part of Albury’s culture

    The Retro Youth Management Committee is made up of young people, aged 14-25, who wish to have a say and get involved in what happens at Retro Lane Cafe and it’s a great place to meet others in your age group looking to make a difference.

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8393
    Email:  retrolane@alburycity.nsw.gov.au
    Facebook: facebook.com/thisistheretro

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    When: Meets fortnightly on Wednesday during NSW School Term 4.00 – 6.00pm
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    The Alphabet Crew is a social group for young people of all genders and sexualities. It’s a space where you can be yourself, meet people, and talk about the things that interest you. Friends and allies are welcome to attend with you.

    The Alphabet Crew’s motto is ‘we celebrate every letter’. So, whether you’re L, G, B, T, I, Q, + or an ally, we want you!

    Please contact the Youth Programs Coordinator or Olivia from Gateway Health if you wish to participate. The Alphabet Crew is a closed group to assist in maintaining a culture of trust and support for all participants.

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8393 or 0409 906 474
    Email: rlane@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

    Gateway Health
    Olivia Noto
    Phone: 02 6022 8828 or 0437 252 130
    Email: olivia.noto@gatewayhealth.org.au

  • Retro Connect Card keyboard_arrow_right
    The New Retro Connect Card 2021

    The Retro Connect Card was created to provide vital information for young people about local Youth Services, there is also an added bonus with local business offering a range of discounts for those who are members. You can pick-up your card at the Retro Lane Café and the Albury Library Museum.

    The Retro Connect Card is for young people aged 13-24. Discounts are not valid with any other offer and the card must be presented with purchase.

    Participating Businesses

    Blackline Music10% off store-wide
    Modern Boba 10% off store-wide
    Open Road Driving School$5 off every lesson
    Monumental Ice Creamery 5% off all scoops and drinks
    Retro Lane Youth Cafe 30% off food and drinks
    Timmy G's 10% off store-wide
  • Young Parents Group keyboard_arrow_right

    When: Wednesdays during NSW School Term 10.30am – 1.00pm

    10.30 – 11.00 Albury LibraryMuseum Storytime
    11.00 – 1.00pm Retro Lane Café

    Are you a parent aged 25 or younger? If so, come along and join us! It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and have some free fun with other young parents and their children, including amazing storytime reading for your child and lots of activities you can do.

    For more information contact:
    Helen Evans
    Gateway Health
    Phone: 0457 563 305
    Email: info@gatewayhealth.org.au
    Website: gatewayhealth.org.au

    Supported by Gateway Health and Retro Lane Cafe.

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