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If you have a passion to do something in your community, and to be a part of a group that wants to work together to make Wellington a better place for young people to live, Wellington Shire Youth Council is for you!
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Youth Councillors provide strong, positive leadership and are instigators of positive change, acting as role models and leaders within the community. Importantly they also act as a youth voice within local government.

Youth Councillors are given many opportunities to improve their leadership skills, develop a greater understanding of their community, and to work together on great projects which encourage youth participation.

Wellington Shire Youth Council consists of up to 18 motivated young people aged between 12 – 25 who live or work in the Wellington Shire, and strives to represent the community demographic.

Contact Information

The Wellington Shire Council Youth Liaison Coordinator is Meg Capurso who may be contacted via email megc@wellington.vic.gov.au or via telephone on (03) 5142 3044 or 0439 561 757.

Youth Award Nominations

Nominations for the Wellington Youth Awards are now OPEN. Please complete a nomination or find more information below.

Youth Council Applications

Applications for Youth Council are now CLOSED - please check back soon.

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Airly-Clydebank Hall
556 Clydebank Road, Airly
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Public Hall
42-44 Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Mechanics Institute Hall
2 Avon Street, Briagolong
Bundalaguah/Myrtlebank Hall
794 Maffra-Sale Road, Bundalaguah
Carrajung South Hall
89 Old Carrajung Road, Carrajung Lower
Coongulla Community Centre
Gillum Road, Coongulla
Cowwarr Public Hall
31-33 Main Street, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Public Hall
1293 Denison Road, Denison
Devon North Public Hall
599 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Giffard West Public Hall
3877 South Gippsland Highway, Giffard West
Glenmaggie Mechanics Institute (Public Hall)
21 Glenfalloch Road, Glenmaggie
Golden Paradise Beach Community Centre
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gormandale Mechanics Institute
Main Road, Gormandale
Heyfield Community Resource Centre
3-5 George Street, Heyfield
Heyfield Memorial Hall
38-40 MacFarlane Street, Heyfield
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Licola Public Hall
8 Jamieson-Licola Road, Licola
Loch Sport Public Hall
222-236 National Park Road, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Macks Creek Public Hall
Bulga Park Road, Macks Creek
Maffra Memorial Hall
11-15 Foster Street, Maffra
Manns Beach Hall
David Street, Manns Beach
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Munro Public Hall
191 Munro-Stockdale Road, Munro
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Hall
139-141 Main Road, Newry
Port Albert Mechanics Institute
20 Victoria Street, Port Albert
Rosedale Public Hall
37-39 Prince Street, Rosedale
Sale Memorial Hall
Macalister Street, Sale
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
St Johns Ambulance Hall
Stead Street Reserve, Sale
Staceys Bridge Hall
248 Albert River Road, Staceys Bridge
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Mechanics Hall
17 Hobson Street, Stratford
Tinamba Public Hall
Rosedale-Maffra Road, Tinamba
Valencia Soldiers Memorial Hall
84-86 Briagolong Road, Valencia Creek
Willung Public Hall
195 Willung Hall Road, Willung
Won Wron Hall
4737 Hyland Highway, Won Wron
Wonyip Public Hall
Old Wonyip Road, Wonyip
Woodside Public Hall
Corner Prince Street and Austins Road, Woodside
Yarram Mechanics Hall
2-4 Church Street, Yarram
Alberton West Recreation Reserve
331 - 333 Lanes Road, Alberton West
Bellbird Corner Riverside Reserve
Sandy Creek Road, Maffra
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Recreation Reserve
Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Quarry Reserve
Freestone Creek Road, Briagolong
Briagolong Recreation Reserve
Briagolong Road, Briagolong
Cameron Sporting Complex
Morison Street, Maffra
Carrajung Memorial Park
McDermott Street, Carrajung
Charles Street Recreation Reserve
Charlies Street, Loch Sport
Cowwarr Recreation Reserve
2-24 Pine Grove Avenue, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Recreation Reserve
1422 Sale-Heyfield Road, Denison
Devon North Recreation Reserve
683 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Golden Beach (Veronica Maybury) Recreation Reserve
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gordon Street Recreation Reserve
Gordon Street, Heyfield
Gormandale Recreation Reserve
14-16 Main Road, Gormandale
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Loch Sport Foreshore Reserve
Lake Street, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Maffra Recreation Reserve
Corner Edward Street and McLean Street, Maffra
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Community Tennis Courts and Parklands
30 McGole Street, Newry
Newry Recreation Reserve
838 Three Chain Road, Newry
Pine Lodge Reserve
Llowalong Road, Stratford
Port Albert Racecourse and Recreation Reserve
Port Albert - Tarraville Road, Port Albert
Rosedale Racecourse Reserve
10 Evergreen Road, Rosedale
Rosedale Recreation Reserve
Moore Street, Rosedale
Seaspray Foreshore Reserve
Corner Futcher Street and Shoreline Drive, Seaspray
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Recreation Reserve
Wellsford Street, Stratford
Tarraville Recreation Reserve
9 Bridge Street, Tarraville
Won Wron Recreation Reserve
4706 Hyland Hwy, Won Wron
Woodside Recreation Reserve
4-18 High Street, Woodside
Yarram Recreation Reserve
50 Railway Avenue, Yarram
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Join a Crew

Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

Annual Youth Events

Wellington Youth Summit

The Youth Summit is a platform for young people 12 – 25 to come together and talk about issues that are most important to them and come up with recommendations for actions over the next 12 months.

The 2020 Youth Summit will be held on Friday 24 July.  

Wellington Youth Awards

The Wellington Youth Awards recognise the variety of ways in which young people contribute to the rich tapestry of community within the Wellington Shire.

Nominations for the 2020 Youth Awards are now open. To acknowledge an individual or group please complete a Youth Award nomination.

For more information including award categories please see the nomination form or contact Wellington Shire Council. Nominations close on Sunday 10 May 2020.

Wellington Youth Art Prize

The Wellington Youth Art Prize is open to all young artists aged 12 – 25 who live, study or work in, or have studied in Wellington Shire in the past four years.

An initiative of the Wellington Shire Youth Council, this prize is run in partnership with the Gippsland Art Gallery.

Further information and entry forms are available from the Gippsland Art Gallery website.

Upswing

The Upswing festival recognises that physical activity, the outdoors and connections with people are all things that can contribute to maintaining good mental health.  

Upswing is an opportunity for us all to get out, meet people, and see what is on offer in our community.

Upswing is held in October (generally during Mental Health Week).

Skate Fest

Skate Fest is a showcase / competition held each year in April during Youth Week - The 2020 event will be held on Saturday 14 March.

Down the Alley (Aka Battle of the Bands and Open Mic Nights)

Keep an eye on Propellor’s Facebook page for the latest updates on the events they are organising.

Wellington Youth Film Festival

Showcasing and supporting young film makers across Wellington, this festival is an inspiring and entertaining event. Youth aged 12-25 who have an interest in joining the working crew putting on this event are encouraged to get involved. Further information is available via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com.

The 2020 Wellington Youth Film Festival will be held at the Sale Cinema on Thursday 8 October.

Help and Support Services

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy will help you find local support for what you need. Whether its Wi-Fi charging, housing, food, health, drugs and alcohol, finding work, money or lots of other things, Izzy could help you out! 

Gippsland Youth Service Directory

The Gippsland Youth Service Directory has been developed specifically for Gippsland. The directory can help you find out where to get help for health, sexual identity, jobs and courses, money, family violence and more.

Headspace

Headspace provides online chat support from 9am to 1am (Melbourne time), if you can’t or don’t want to make a phone call. There is also a Group Chat option to speak with people who are going through the same thing as you.

BeyondBlue

BeyondBlue provides online chat (from 7pm-midnight, 7 days a week) or phone support (24/7).

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline provides 24/7 phone support and online chat support services. You can also email them and get a response within 24 hours.

Lifeline

Lifeline provides 24/7 phone support services and online chat support from 7pm to midnight (Sydney time). Call 13 11 14 or follow the link for online services.

Wellington Youth Services Network

The Wellington Youth Services Network (WYSN) is a network of youth service providers, local government, government agencies, educational institutions, not for profits and individuals – anyone interested in youth affairs within the Wellington Shire is welcome to join.  

The purpose of WYSN is to:

  • Strengthen the sectors capacity to respond to issues impacting young people in Wellington
  • Promote information sharing amongst services
  • Advocate for the provision of services and resources necessary for young people to reach their full potential
  • Encourage and support funding and partnership opportunities
  • Provide collegiate support
  • Provide access to professional development opportunities
  • Promote young people's contributions to the community

Each meeting has a focus and there is an opportunity for networking following the meetings.

Contact the Wellington Shire Council Youth Liaison Coordinator for further information.

TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

The TAC L2P Learner Driver Mentoring Program is designed to get you into the drivers’ seat of your independence… literally!

You will be matched with a volunteer mentor driver and sponsored vehicle to get those 120 hours up and ensure your experience with L2P is second to none. You decide the time, you decide the regularity and you decide how far you’re willing to go to get your P’s.

The program will:

  • Provide you with 7 driving lessons with a Drive School
  • Match you up with a Mentor
  • Provide use of the L2P Program Car
  • Assist you with Driver Safety education and knowledge

Who should apply?

Young people aged 16 – 20 who:

  • Hold a current Learners Permit
  • Have no access to a suitable vehicle, a supervising driver, or both
  • Have a connection with the Wellington or East Gippsland Shire

How does it work?

  • The goal is for a young person to gain extensive on-road experience to build their skills and confidence.
  • Young people are matched with trained volunteer mentors who support them to gain 120 hours of supervised driving.
  • The volunteer mentors are given intensive training by VicRoads and undergo mandatory checks and training with Mission Australia staff to provide a quality program for young people.
  • Eligible young people are offered a minimum of one hour of supervised driving each week.

Referrals

Referrals may be made by:

  • Community agencies
  • Schools
  • Case managers
  • Eligible young drivers

Once the learner driver application form below is completed and received, the L2P Program Facilitator will contact the young person to schedule an interview time.

To refer a young person, please complete the Community L2P Referral Form.

Become a Volunteer Mentor

Mentoring is a rewarding experience, and a fantastic way of connecting with others and making a difference in a young person’s life. Volunteers are required to:

  • Hold a current full Victorian Drivers Licence and good driving record
  • Be interested in helping young people from diverse backgrounds
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • A Police Check, Licence Check and Working with Children Check are required for all Volunteers prior to acceptance into the program – costs are met by the program
  • Complete the VicRoads Volunteer Supervising Driver Training
  • Commit a minimum of 1-2 hours per week for 12 months

For further information please contact the TAC L2P Coordinator Cheryl Siely via email sielyc@missionaustralia.com.au or telephone 0419 605 533.

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2020 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2019 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2018 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2017 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2016 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2015 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

2014 Minutes and Agendas

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Propellor FReeZA Crew

The Propellor Crew get together fortnightly to learn about the music industry, and plan a number of events each year. Some of the events include:

  • Open Mic Nights
  • Down the Alley (Battle of the Bands)
  • Live stages at Youth Council events

Meetings are held on Wednesday's during school terms from 4pm – 5.30pm.  

For more information email propellorco@gmail.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

Wellington Youth Film Festival Crew

The Wellington Youth Film Festival (WYFF) fill a gap for young film makers to collaborate, celebrate and support each other’s work. They meet irregularly during the year (as needed).

WYFF are always on the look out for new crew members – so if you enjoy films, or want to learn more, get in touch with them today via email wellingtonyouthfilms@gmail.com or via Facebook.

OPAL (Out Proud and Loud)

OPAL is Wellington’s LGBTIQ+ youth group and is supported by a passionate and qualified group of volunteers.

It provides a safe space for young LGBTIQ+ people aged 13 – 25 to come together regularly to relax, get support, have fun and make new friends.

Sessions are held every second Tuesday during the school term.

Upcoming sessions:

Tuesday 25 February, 10 and 24 March, 21 April, 5 and 19 May, 2 and 16 June 2020.

Further information is available on Facebook or contact Meg on 0439 561 757 to register your details.

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