Youth Council 2018

We are looking for young people aged 15 to 21 to apply for our first-ever Youth Council Program, to start in January 2018 for a 12-month period. 

If you: 

  • are an aspiring leader 
  • want to help build a stronger local community 
  • want to have your say on local issues that affect young people 
  • are prepared to devote some of your time to this program and attend some events
  • are willing to learn new leadership skills 
  • have an interest in local government 

then please consider applying for this program. 

A maximum of 9 youth councillors will be appointed. 

Cardinia Shire's 9 councillors will review all applications and select the successful candidates. We will let all applicants know if they have been successful or not. 

Our elected youth councillors will receive: 

  • a Cardinia Shire councillor as a mentor for the duration of the program
  • the opportunity to take part in an election to elect a youth mayor and deputy mayor
  • the chance to discuss and debate local issues impacting on young people at monthly youth council meetings
  • monthly leadership workshops with high profile guest speakers. 

Apply online by 5pm, Friday 17 November. Late applications cannot be accepted.

If you have any questions or want more information contact our Governance Manager on 1300 787 624 or