Youth Council Learning and Leadership Program

Nine young people from the shire have been chosen to take part in the Youth Council Leadership and Learning Program for 2019.

Now in its second year, the program gives participants the opportunity to get some great insight into local government and build their leadership skills.

  • Amelia Pattison
  • Darcy Dillon
  • Jayashri Thirumalai Nambi
  • Chandler Taylor
  • John Middleditch
  • Zachary Vogrig 
  • Harj Kaur 
  • Zac Bohemann
  • Renee Watkins

Participants of the program will get the chance to: 

  • facilitate an election to elect a Chair and Deputy Chair
  • visit Parliament House
  • attend and run monthly meetings
  • debate against Councillors and Council Officers
  • attend local community events
  • be supported to develop and achieve group and individual goals for the year.


Participants are selected by Cardinia Shire’s 9 councillors.

Members are chosen for their: 

  • leadership qualities
  • desire to  help build a stronger local community 
  • interest in having a say on local issues that affect young people 
  • interest in local government.  

Applications for the 2020 Youth Council will open August 2019.

For more info contact us on 1300 787 624 or