Youth Council

Newcastle Youth Council

Newcastle Youth Council is a Strategic Advisory Committee of City of Newcastle 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 the City.

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.


Meetings - 2020

NOTICE - COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 - The safety of our communities, customers and employees is our top priority.  As such, on 28 April 2020, Council adopted an amended meeting schedule for the period May to September 2020 which includes Advisory Committees being able to meet (quarterly as scheduled and if determined necessary by the Chair and Facilitator). The location of all meetings will be determined by the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Lord Mayor, having regard to all relevant public health orders, and will be either via audio-visual platform or at an appropriate CN facility in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.  We appreciate your ongoing support at this time.

Meeting 1 - Tusday 4 February
Meeting 2 - Wednesday 4 March
Meeting 3 - Tuesday 14 April - CANCELLED
Meeting 4 - Wednesday 6 May - CANCELLED
Meeting 5 - Tuesday 2 June
Meeting 6 - Wednesday 1 July
Meeting 7 - Tuesday 11 August
Meeting 8 - Wednesday 2 September
Last meeting for 2020 - Tuesday 6 October

All meetings are 2 hours from 5pm - 7pm at Newcastle Regional Library.
Light snacks are provided.
View meeting agendas and minutes
For more information please email

Application to become a member of Newcastle Youth Council

Please complete the form below to register your interest in becoming a Youth Council member. We will be in contact once your application has been assessed.

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.