Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council

Youth Events | Our Youth Councillors

The Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people to participate in making their community a better place to live. Youth Councillors meet to discuss issues that are important to youth within Hindmarsh Shire and also facilitate the staging of events and activities for young people throughout the Shire.

The Youth Council is driven by young people to benefit young people. With support from Hindmarsh Shire Council and its staff, the Youth Council are able to deliver events such as pool parties, live music, movie nights and other activities. The Youth Council may also tackle important social issues and develop initiatives to raise awareness of issues such as mental health, climate change and gender diversity and equality. Youth Councillors have the opportunity to advise Hindmarsh Shire Council on what is important to the youth in each of our communities.

Youth Council provides its membership with many learning opportunities and helps to develop leadership, public speaking and project management skills whilst also building their confidence and resilience.

YOUTH EVENTS 2019

Hollywood Karaoke event:  a night of dancing, singing and fun!

Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council’s latest event was full of fun, sparkly dresses, golden Hollywood stars and great music.   The event held at Nhill Memorial Community Centre on Friday 19 July, brought teens from Rainbow, Jeparit, Dimboola, Kaniva and Nhill together to enjoy a great night of dancing and karaoke, providing them with the opportunity to go out and have fun with friends.

Feedback from the event was very positive, and reinforced the value of events such as this.

“I really enjoyed the night. It was great to see everyone having fun, and I am so proud that we were able to pull the event off”, commented Lani Elliot, 2019 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Councillor from Nhill. Lani was in charge of event concept and graphic design, the karaoke play list and selecting the decorations for the hall.

“My favourite part was when we were all shouting along to a One Direction song, despite not liking them. It felt very inclusive. Thank you to everyone for coming, we hope you enjoyed it, and that you check out our future events later in the year!” said Lani.

Brandon Farley from Vornehm Audio Visual, was in charge of the amazing music and sound system, and bought along several other DJs from Horsham who had the dance floor burning. Matthew Dooling did a great job supervising the event, and bus driver Graham Nuske from Wimmera Mallee Buses, Rainbow made sure that the youth from outside of Nhill were transported to the event and returned home safely.

New connections

“It was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to make new friends, sing, dance, and muck around without being judged. It was a really fun and positive atmosphere, and everyone that went had a great time,” stated one of the weary danced-out party goers.

The night closed at 9:30 p.m. with 2019 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Councillor, Nicholas Roll from Rainbow thanking all who attended, the organisations and people that made the event possible. “We want to give a big thanks to FReeZa; Hindmarsh Shire Council and Leah Davies from West Wimmera Shire and the kids from Kaniva for making the effort to come, and to everybody else who made the night possible. It was a very fun and exciting night for all,” said Roll.

This event was sponsored by the Victorian Government through its FReeZa program and the Hindmarsh Shire Council. The Hollywood Karaoke night was an initiative of the Hindmarsh Shire Youth Councilors and as with every FReeZa activity this was a fully supervised, alcohol, drug and smoke-free event.


Our Youth Councillors

Meet the 2019 Hindmarsh Shire Youth Councillors


Hi, my name is Brodie Kennedy and I am a West Ward Youth Councillor. This is my second year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Rebekah Albrecht and I am an East Ward Youth Councillor. This is my third year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Jasmine Robins and I am a North Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Lani Elliott and I am a West Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Tehya Clarke and I am an East Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Macy Fuller and I am a North Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Trinity Cannell and I am a West Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Teo Haines and I am an East ward Youth Councillor. This is my second year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Jordy Leach and I am a North Ward Youth Councillor. This is my third year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Ruby James and I am a West Ward Youth Councillor. This is my second year in the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Jordan Laverty and I am an East Ward Youth Councillor. This is my first year on the Youth Council.


Hi, my name is Nicholas Roll and I am a North Ward Youth Councillor. This is my second year on the Youth Council.