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Applications for 2024 Youth Council are now open

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What is the Longreach Regional Council Youth Council (LRCYC)?

Longreach Regional Council Youth Council is a diverse committee of young people who represent the voice of youth who live, work and/or study in the region.

LRCYC will help develop and deliver projects and campaigns, and advocate for young people in Longreach Region. They also function as an advisory group for Council by:

  • Providing a means for youth to engage with different people, gather feedback, and suggest innovations to the Longreach Regional Council, other levels of government and the community
  • Identifying key issues relating to young people in the Longreach Region and actively participating in the development of strategies to address these
  • Raising the profile of young people in Longreach and shining a light on their valuable contribution to our communities
  • Maintaining inclusive and representative membership of the Youth Council, which encourages and supports the participation of young people with a broad range of life experiences and further aspirations
  • Providing the opportunity for young people to experience civic decision-making processes and supporting their own active participation in these processes.‍

What are the benefits of being involved?

Youth Council participants will develop skills in areas such as advocacy, project management, cultural competency, media and communications, and have other unique opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

  • Play a role in improving life for young people in the Longreach Regional Council area
  • The chance to work with key decision-makers in the community
  • The opportunity to develop and deliver projects decided by LRCYC
  • Engaging with and networking with other like-minded young people
  • Having fun and enjoying the challenge!‍

Who can join Longreach Regional Council Youth Council?

If you live anywhere in Longreach Regional Council area, are between 14 - 25 years old, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for young people in our communities, then we would welcome an application from you.

All applications are welcome, and as part of our commitment to building a diverse, multicultural and inclusive group of local youth, we actively encourage applications from young people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as well as those living with a disability; are culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse; who identify with the LGBTIQ community; who are part time or full time secondary or tertiary students; employed or unemployed; parents and people with a broad range of interests.

Successful applicants are appointed for a one-year term. Youth Mayor and other leadership roles are elected following the induction process.

Youth Retreat

The Youth Council 2024 will kick-off with a 2-day Youth Council Retreat on 17 and 18 February 2024.
Day 1 will cover:

  • Self Leadership
  • Service Leadership
  • Community
  • Ownership & Responsibility
  • Self Confidence
  • Student led initiative

Day 2 will cover:

  • Integrity
  • Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Collaboration & Power of Teamwork
  • Community Vision Boards
  • Public Speaking Workshop
  • Student led initiatives presentation

How to apply