Youth Council

Newcastle Youth Council

Newcastle Youth Council is a Strategic Advisory Committee of Newcastle City Council and provides an opportunity for young people to participate in an organisation that recognises the importance of giving young people a forum to discuss and provide input into local community issues.

Newcastle Youth Council (NYC) provides an opportunity for young people aged between 15 and 25 to provide strategic advice to Council.

The Youth Council aims to:

  • Reflect the interests of young people
  • Raise awareness on issues affecting young people
  • Organise activities in which young people can participate
  • Provide an advisory group for organisations wishing to develop programs and activities for young people
  • Allow for interaction between people with diverse interests and backgrounds.

The Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people to develop leadership skills through planning youth initiatives and staging events during Youth Week each year.

Youth Council meetings run 5pm-7pm. Meetings are held at Newcastle Regional Library, First Floor Theatrette.

Please contact Council's Community Planner on (02) 4974 2061 or email Newcastle Youth Council if you would like to join.


All meetings are 2 hours from 5pm - 7pm.
Light snacks are provided.
Meetings are held in the Fred Ash Building, above Blue Door Cafe, Wheeler Place.

There is always an adult in attendance.

The date of each meeting is established by its members monthly. For more information please email

Application to become a member of Newcastle Youth Council

Applicant details
Selection criteria
Applicant Acknowledgement
I declare the information contained in my application is true and correct, and I understand that:

1. The information in my application will be used to consider my membership
2. I have read and understood the Newcastle Youth Council Committee Charter
3. I will contribute to the committee for the benefit of all people within The City of Newcastle
Parent / Guardian consent
I am the legal guardian of the above named person and I consent to them becoming a potential member of the Newcastle Youth Council.

Privacy Statement

Newcastle City Council is committed to protecting your privacy. We take reasonable steps to
comply with relevant legislation and Council's Provacy Management Plan. We will only use your personal information for the purpose of assessing your application for membership to Newcastle Youth Council. If your application is incomplete membership will not be granted. Your information will be stored in an
electronic database and will only be available to Community Planning Officers. Your information
can be checked for accuracy by calling (02) 4974 2000.