Inspired by successful programs overseas, Young Mayors will support young people to get elected to local councils across the country.
We’re kick starting this program across five local councils – backing young people who want to take an active role in their local community.
Elected by their peers, young cabinet members will work together to define priority action areas.
Together, the youth cabinet will serve a 12-24 month term working with their council to implement projects and events and influence decisions that impact their community.
Thousands of people aged 11-18 across the world have taken part to elect young people to these cabinets. The programs have ensured that council policies and programs better reflect the concerns, needs, and desires of local young people.
The Young Mayors Program is being delivered in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Centre for Cities.
As part of this program, participants will:
This program will help councils: