The Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council is a group of community minded students between the ages of 12 - 24, who come together on a regular basis to discuss and put together action plans to improve the Goulburn community. The Youth Council focus is on participation and inclusion, and aims to promote a youth voice on Council events and developments. Meetings are modelled on the Goulburn Mulwaree Council meetings with a Youth Mayor elected to lead the group. Formal meeting protocol is followed, with minutes recorded at monthly meetings held in the Goulburn Mulwaree Chambers.
The Youth Council will celebrate its 12th year in September 2020, throughout this time, a meeting has been held monthly without fail. The group is involved with many local initiatives while also connecting Goulburn youth to youth groups state and nationwide. Ideas generated by the Youth Council have grown to become regular community events adopted and supported by community groups more broadly. The group aims to recognise the value and contributions of young people and to equip them with knowledge, skills and training to contribute positively to their community.
Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council initiatives and achievements: