The Snowy Monaro Regional Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people to have increased opportunities for leadership, to provide strategic advice to Council and to celebrate the contributions of young people to our community.
The primary roles of the Snowy Monaro Regional Youth Council are:
To advocate for the needs of young people and provide a mechanism for their participation and involvement in decision making on community issues.
To act in an advisory and consultative capacity to Council and staff on matters affecting young people in the community.
To enhance the profile of young people in the Region; encouraging the community to develop an appreciation of young people and the contributions they make to the local area
The Snowy Monaro Youth Council Charter is available here. The Charter provides direction and guidance for Youth Councillors and potential future Youth Councillors, Council staff, and Councillors.
To get involved in Youth Week planning or Youth Council, please contact Council’s Youth Development Officer.
A maximum of twenty (20) representatives aged between 12 and 25 years. This must include a minimum of 2 young people from each of the major towns within the Snowy Monaro LGA (Bombala, Cooma & Jindabyne). Youth Council members can be nominated by a local High School, Youth Services or self-nominate. Contact Council if you'd like to be involved!
Youth Council Application Form