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.

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 at Newcastle Regional Library.
Light snacks are provided.
There is always an adult in attendance.
For more information please email

Application to become a member of Newcastle Youth Council

Applications currently closed

Newcastle Youth Council has reached capacity for 2018 (maximum 15 members).

If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please send an email to with Youth Council Waitlist as your subject heading.

We will be in touch once spaces on the committee become available. In the meantime please follow our Facebook page to see what's happening.