Youth Council

Geelong Australia Youth Council information and online application form.

Become the voice of the region

Nominations for our 2020 Youth Council are now open.

Stay tuned, voting will be underway soon! We will be announcing successful applicants for youth council in January 2020!

As a youth councillor, you will:

  • provide an opportunity for the voice of Geelong’s youth to be considered in the decision making of the Council
  • provide advice to the Council on specific issues
  • attend and participate in Youth Council meetings with the support of Councillors and our Youth Development team
  • attend and be part of local community events
  • elect a Youth Mayor

Nomination period

Nominations open on Monday 18th November 2019 and close on Sunday 5th January 2020.


Instructions

  1. Check to see if you are eligible to nominate
  2. Check your address in the map to see if you live in one of the four Council electoral wards
  3. Sit down with your parent or guardian to submit your nomination
  4. Wait to hear from us in January 2020.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • live in the Greater Geelong City Council local government area.

You can check your eligibility now.

You need to:

  • be aged between 12 and 17 years at the time of nomination
  • be able attend 80 percent of meetings
  • be able to participate in Youth Council - Induction on Thursday 23 January 2020
  • submit your own nomination and
  • submit a parent or guardian consent to participate at the time of nominating

Nominate now


Council electoral ward

As a Youth Councillor you will be representing one of the below electoral wards.

  • Bellarine
  • Brownbill
  • Kardinia
  • Windermere

Meeting days and times for 2020

Day Month Time Meeting type
Thursday January 9:00am to 5:00pm Induction
Monday February 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday March 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday April 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday May 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday June 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday August 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday September 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday October 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday November 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Meeting
Monday December 5:00pm to 7:00pm Youth Council Evaluation

Confirmed dates will be advised during the Youth Council Induction in January 2020.


Voting process

  • All nominations will be assessed by the Youth Development Unit and members of Youth Advisory Groups across the Local Government Area
  • Only members of the Youth Advisory Group are eligible to vote
  • Voting will be Ward-based - a Youth Advisory Group member can only vote for nominees for the Ward that a Youth Advisory Group member resides in
  • One vote per member of the Youth Advisory Groups
  • The City will circulate voting forms to registered members of the Youth Advisory Groups
  • Votes must be submitted to the City electronically and must be received by 5:00pm on the last day of voting nominated by the City
  • Voting will be counted by Council staff and successful nominees will be contacted in January 2020.

Need to know more...

For more information or support please contact:

Blake Edwards
Coordinator Youth Development
bedwards@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
03 5272 4558





Page last updated: Monday, 18 November 2019

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