Newcastle Youth Council

To guide the implementation of youth strategies for City of Newcastle and to raise awareness of youth issues.

Objectives and Responsibilities

The objective of the Committee is to seek to engage young people in Local Government and to provide advice to the City regarding youth issues in Newcastle’s LGA.

The responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:

  • Engage young people in Local Government
  • Raise awareness of youth issues
  • Allocate Youth Week grants as per Council's Youth Week Grant Policy
  • Assist the City to prepare applications for youth related grants
  • Guide implementation of the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan
  • Support the City in a manner that is consistent with our organisational values and decisions of Council.

Download the Newcastle Youth Council Volunteer Position Description (DOC)

Committee Charter


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.


The Committee will be constituted by the following membership with voting rights:

  • At least one Councillor Member, to a maximum of three
  • Youth Members (up to fifteen in total) aged 15-25.

Membership applications are always welcomed. To apply to become a member please visit Newcastle Youth Council

Current members

Newcastle Youth Council currently has 15 members.

Meeting Agendas




Meeting Minutes