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Salisbury Youth Council

About Youth Council

The Salisbury Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to make a difference in the community, to be involved in decision making and inform Council about issues that affect young people.

It's made up of 18 young people aged 14 - 25 who represent different schools, community groups, agencies or clubs in Salisbury. The Youth Council also has up to six mentors from key organisations in the community as well as three elected members.

Each year the Youth Council works on two main projects that are decided upon by the Youth Council members. These are things that they see as important for themselves and other young people. The project teams then plan, develop and implement activities around these ideas. They consult with other young people in the community and work with local businesses, community groups, youth agencies and organisations.

The Youth Council has worked on many projects including cyber safety, youth homelessness, safe partying, youth mental health, public art, safety at the Interchange, disability inclusion, anti-bullying, domestic and family violence, young people and gambling and healthy eating.

Projects in 2022

Salisbury Youth Council is doing two key projects this year with a focus on youth homelessness and political awareness.

Political awareness

Youth Council is working with the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia and the Australian Electoral Commission to learn about the best options to educate other young people in this space.

Youth Council will seek to meet with Council to gain a betting understanding of council elections to provide them with the ability to share with others.

Youth Council will hold information sessions for young people to assist them in understanding the voting system and how to make informed choices when voting and help to create content for the Youth in Salisbury Facebook Page leading up to election times.

Community Twelve25 Youth Council Group shot with ballot papers 2022

Salisbury Youth Council Members hosting an information session about the process of voting.

Youth Homelessness Project

Youth Council will work with local schools, local organisations and youth homelessness services to address the needs of young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Donation boxes will be placed in local high schools and other organisations to collect goods for the development of packs for young people in need. Youth council will work with services to distribute these packs. Deliver Youth Consultation sessions to young people in homelessness services to gather data for the development of the next City of Salisbury Strategic Youth Action Plan.

Meanwhile, check out the Youth in Salisbury Facebook Page to see these great projects and much more.

Community Twelve25 Youth Council Homeless project 2022
Community Youth Council Wear It Purple Pop Up Session

Youth Council members at their Wear It Purple pop up session at the Salisbury Community Hub

Joining Youth Council

The 2023 Salisbury Youth Council applications will be delayed until later this year.

If you are interested in applying for Youth Council in 2023, please express interest by emailing Julie Brett.

Contact us

Contact Julie Brett