Youth Development Youth Development

Youth aged 12-18 who live in the Longreach Regional Council area  and have issues significantly impacting on their lives

The YDO is committed to engaging actively with young people, being responsive to their needs and providing services to a standard that meets the quality expectations of young people and the community as a whole.

Service Provision:

Access Service

  • Providing young people and their families with information on available services and resources
  • Identifying the most appropriate assistance available in accordance to a young person’s level of need and circumstance
  • Facilitating referrals and advocacy, where needed, to assist young people to access relevant mainstream and specialist services e.g. drug and alcohol, education, mental health, homelessness services 

Support Service (case management)

  • Undertaking comprehensive needs and strengths assessment with young people
  • Developing support plans with young people which aim to strengthen the structures around them and develop their own capacities
  • Co-ordinating and participating in integrated responses to young people
  • Participating in inter-agency case review meetings as required 
  • Working with other agencies to improve local service delivery

A referral is required for young people to access the Support Service and can come from young people, family members, schools, community agencies and government departments who provide services for young people.  

Youth Development Service Brochure

Referral Form

Events and Programs:

The YDO delivers and supports a variety of activities which focus on personal, cultural and social development of young people. Major annual events and programs include:

Council’s Youth Development service is funded in partnership with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and DisabilityServices.







Office hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm (Mon-Fri)

PO Box 144 Ilfracombe QLD 4727

Phone: (07) 4658 3840

Mobile: 0427 580 460