With 6,889 people, or almost one in five local residents, aged between 10 and 24 years, young people are one of Campaspe’s greatest assets.

Campaspe Shire Council's Youth Engagement team is working hard to ensure local young people get the services and opportunities to actively participate in community life and to learn the skills they will need as adults.

While rural living has many benefits, for young people it can bring with it social isolation, which can lead to mental and physical health problems. It can also affect their educational and employment opportunities. But by getting involved with their community, they can experience a greater sense of belonging, wellbeing and a better quality of life.

That’s where the Youth Engagement team can help through a range of programs and services including:

Youth programs

Campaspe has designed an exciting program of opportunities for young people

L2P driver program

This program has been running since 2010 helping young people get the 120 hours driving experience needed

Youth week

Youth week takes place in April every year

Camp funding

Grants to help school students attend camps

Working with the community

The Youth Engagement team works with the broader community to give young people the support they need to thrive