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:
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Our 2022 Youth Councillors
The Youth Council are responsible for representing and advocating for young people in our community, building awareness and educating the wider community on youth related issues and making responsible decisions on behalf of young people.
They will also assist AlburyCity Council to develop plans and strategies that make sure young peoples’ views are considered in Council's decision-making process.
Our 2022 Youth Councillors are:
- Lachie Carpenter, 16, Glenroy (Youth Mayor)
- Issac Street, 16, Thurgoona (Deputy Youth Mayor)
- Colbey Baines, 17, Springdale Heights (Secretary)
- Grace Alexander, 14, Thurgoona (Treasurer)
- Kurt Reimers, 15, Lavington
- Isla Heather, 12, Thurgoona
- Paige Gawen, 14, Lavington
- Keana Bunt-Weaver, 15, Springdale Heights
- Chelsea Chua, 22, Albury
- Mackenzie Semmens, 16, Springdale Heights
- Delta Gemmell, 16, Springdale Heights
- Sanjaya Kairala, 16, Thurgoona
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.
Anyone between the ages of 12 and 24 years is eligible to apply.
Youth Council Meetings are held on Tuesday afternoons between 4:30pm - 6pm (not including NSW school holidays).
There may also be other meetings and commitments as required.
Retro Youth Management Committee keyboard_arrow_right
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:
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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
Phone: 02 6022 8828 or 0437 252 130
Retro Connect Card keyboard_arrow_right
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.
Blackline Music 10% 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.
Supported by Gateway Health and Retro Lane Cafe.