Youth Services


Youth programs in Indigo Shire are diverse and exciting. Opportunities exist for young people to participate in interesting ways in various programs including our Youth Centres, L2P Learner Driver Mentoring, FReeZa and Engage!.

Indigo Shire Council youth programs’ key aims are to:

  • Enhance young people’s well-being and social health
  • Promote supportive environments
  • Strengthen community, school and family supports for young people
  • Develop the competence and personal skills of young people
  • Improve and promote improved access to services

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Youth Programs - Closing 28 November 2016

Indigo Shire Council is opening this expression of interest to organisations and groups to propose innovative activities and engagement opportunities for young people across Indigo Shire Council between December 2016 – June 2017. Proposals up to $15,000 will be considered. Indigo Shire Council may be able to provide space for programs in the current Old Railway Building / Youth Centre or applicants can propose alternative venues.  Expressions of Interest close on 28 November 2016. For further information please contact Community Development Coordinator Carlene Lamanna 0447 911 384 or Youth Officer Sal Kimber 0427 724 726. 

EOI Youth Programs


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.

Indigo Shire Council's Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday 26 November 2016 at Yackandandah Court House.  

If you are in a musician or an artist and would like to be involved please contact Youth Officer Sal Kimber or if you have an ideas that you would like to implement.

The North East Skate Park Series (NESPs) is currently coordinated by Indigo Shire Council under the FReeZA program.

Upcoming events:

  • 5 November 2016 from 1pm - Wangaratta Skate Park 
  • 19 November 2016 from 4pm - Chiltern Skate Park
  • 10 December 2016 from 4pm - Beechworth Skate Park

Youth Centres

The Beechworth Youth Centre is located in the old Railway Station in Beechworth. 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 Wednesday from 2pm - 5pm.

The Rutherglen Youth Centre is located at the rear of 153 High Street Rutherglen.  For community use of this space please contact Youth Officer Sal Kimber  Below is a booking form request:

Rutherglen Youth Centre Booking Form

Indigo Shire - Youth Facebook

The Indigo Shire Youth Facebook page  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.


Last updated: 26 October 2016