Youth Services

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Youth Services in Indigo Shire are diverse and exciting. Opportunities exist to participate, to have input and to enhance and develop new skills and to come together and celebrate.

In 2010 Indigo Shire Council adopted a Youth Strategy. This is an extensive analysis of the opportunities and lifestyle considerations facing youth in the Indigo Shire. The overall mission statement identified states:

It is recognised that children and youth develop in the context of families and communities. They are influenced by their participation in a variety of settings, including education and work and through their interactions with the immediate environment

And the purpose of the Indigo Shire Council Youth Strategy is:

  • To identify, articulate and prioritise issues relevant to Indigo Shire's young people
  • To inform Indigo Shire Council's policy, funding and planning decisions for 2010 - 2013.

A copy of the Youth Strategy can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Youth Strategy 2010-2013.

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Indigo Shire Council facilitates Youth Music and Cultural Events each year across the Shire. These events are all drug, alcohol and tobacco free and fully supervised. No passouts are given at these events and transport is often available.

If you are in a musician or an artist and would like to be involved please contact sal.kimber@indigoshire.vic.gov.au or if you have an ideas that you would like to implement.

Youth Centres

The Beechworth Youth Centre is located in the old Railway Station in Beechworth and is called The Rail. Activities include art, music, computer access and holiday programs. Referral and advice services, brochures and other information is available at the centre.

The Beechworth Youth Centre is open on Monday and Wednesday from 2pm - 5pm

Indigo Shire - Youth Facebook

In keeping with youth culture, Indigo Shire can be found on Facebook. This is an easy opportunity for young people to stay up to date with events, activites and programs as well as having input into shire programs and activities. If you wish to join us on facebook, click here or search for Indigo Shire.

Programs for Young People

Indigo Shire offers varied programs for young people. These include health and well being programs, skills enhancement, driver education, creative activities, holiday programs and social activities. Indigo Shire Council also provides safe places for young people to come together, socialise and

Last updated: 21 September 2016