Youth leadership opportunities

We have lots of opportunities for young people to lead their own projects, events and advocacy campaigns.

If you’re interested in joining any of our youth leadership groups please contact us:

  • call 9205 5555
  • online request  
  • visit us in person at the Yarra Youth Centre (156 Napier Street, Fitzroy) or the Richmond Youth Hub (110 Elizabeth Street, Richmond).

Yarra Youth Advocacy

The Yarra Youth Advocacy team will be a group of 10 young people passionate about identifying and addressing issues important to young people in the City of Yarra. They’ll be tasked with hosting forums and workshops which provide insights to Council and other key decision makers on how to best support young people. They’ll also bring their ideas to identified projects such as the 2023/24 Budget.

Alongside the ability to advocate on behalf of other young people, the Yarra Youth Advocacy team will have a chance to develop their own skills. This includes training in leadership, advocacy, facilitation and other interest areas for young people.

Finally, the Yarra Youth Advocacy team will also help empower other young people in the community by helping promote programs such as the Youth Led Grants and Yarra’s Community Awards.

Gifted Productions (FreeZA)

Gifted Productions is a program where a group of young people aged 12 to 25 who plan and organise live music events that take place in Yarra.

You'll be supported by our staff and respected event producers. You don’t need any prior event management experience to take part.

Date & Time:

TBC in 2022


Alternate between Yarra Youth Centre (156 Napier Street, Fitzroy) & Richmond Youth Hub (110 Elizabeth Street, Richmond)

Youth-Led Grants

Are you a young person aged 16 – 25 with an idea that benefits and engages Yarra’s young people?

Youth-Led Grants of up to $3000 are available for projects, events and activities that address key issues facing young people. 

More information is available on the Youth-Led Grants page on our website. 

The current grant round closes on 31 May 2022 (or when the funding pool has been expended).