Youth Council Mid-Year Update

Published on 10 June 2022

Youth Council Meeting June 2022.png

Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council 2022 are proving to be a motivated and engaged group of young leaders! On Monday 6 June 2022, the 2022 Youth Council met for their mid-year meeting at the Dimboola Library. Youth Councillors reflected on what they’ve been able to achieve so far in 2022; a fantastic leadership and teambuilding retreat in Dimboola, a trip with Hindmarsh Landcare Group to the Grampians and a well-attended pizza and games night in Jeparit. They also discussed ideas for the future, as well as what they’d personally like to get out of the last 6 months of Youth Council 2022.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor, Cr Melanie Albrecht said “The Youth Council have had an active start to the year and it is fantastic that they have been able to get together face to face to get to know one another, have fun and also discuss youth related issues. Youth Council provides an important voice to guide how Hindmarsh Council can support young people in the Shire.”

Keep your eyes peeled for dino-themed movie events and a Youth Council end-of-year formal! Youth Council are also working behind the scenes to develop the FRRR ABC Heywire podcast; learning how to use the equipment, planning the episodes and reaching out to guests that they’ll interview.

Cr Albrecht added, “Council looks forward to seeing the fun events Youth Council run in the second half of 2022. I am really interested to watch how the podcast will develop and to hear about the guests and topics that are interesting to Hindmarsh youth.”

If you have any questions about Youth Council or you’re a young person with great ideas you’d like to share with Youth Council, you can find out who your local Youth Councillors are on our website,, and we also post updates to our Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council social media pages; just search for us on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, please contact Whitney Kingston, Coordinator Library Services on 03 5391 4444, or email

Greg Wood
Chief Executive Officer

Youth Council Games Night.jpg

School Holiday Activity.jpg