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.

Youth Week

Newcastle Youth Week celebrates young people and their contribution to their local communities and is coordinated by Newcastle Youth Council.


Meetings - 2024

  • Meeting 1 - Wednesday 7 February 2024
  • Meeting 2 - Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Meeting 3 - Wednesday 3 April 2024
  • Meeting 4 - Wednesday 1 May 2024
  • Meeting 5 - Wednesday 5 June 2024
  • Meeting 6 - Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Meeting 7 - Wednesday 7 August 2024
  • Last meeting for 2024 - Wednesday 4 September 2024 (Informal Meeting)

All meetings are 2 hours from 5pm - 7pm at Newcastle City 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
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.