Youth in Baw Baw Shire

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What’s there to do?

Here in Baw Baw Shire, we offer a range of different services, programs, events and activities to encourage young people (aged 12 to 25) to grow, form leadership skills, join in at events and activities as well as getting more involved in the community. 

What’s on?

Victorian Youth Week happens in April. The next one is on between 5-14 April 2019. Check out the website for special events.

Use the Events Calendar to find out what’s on and things to do. Search the ‘Youth and Kids’ category.

To find out about programs and youth groups in Baw Baw, take a look at the Youth Groups and Programs page. These are safe places to be with other young people, make friends and build skills.

Got an idea for an event? Send us and email to tell us what you’d like to see in Baw Baw

Get help and support

If this is an emergency, please call 000. For help and support services please go to the Get Help and Support page for service information.

Get involved

We are always looking for young people to get involved in our FReeZA program!

FReeZA is a funded youth development program that provides opportunities for young Victorians aged 12-25 across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria to enjoy live band gigs, dance parties and other cultural, recreational and artistic events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.

Send us an email if you are interested in being part of a team that designs and delivers FReeZA events

We want places in Baw Baw to be great for young people. Email us to tell us what you like or what you think we need in Baw Baw.

Baw Baw Youth Network

When people who work in Youth Services and young people from the community get together and share ideas, magic happens!

The Baw Baw Youth Network meets once a month to keep up to date with what’s going on in Baw Baw, and to work together on special events, like Youth Week. Click to find out more about the Baw Baw Youth Network.

Building the Best Years – Youth Strategy 2018-2022

Council uses policies and strategies to set the direction for developing communities in Baw Baw. In 2018, over 600 young people from across Baw Baw gave their ideas about what is important to them, and what they need from their community. This information was used to write a Youth Policy and then Building The Best Years – Youth Strategy 2018-2022.(PDF, 5MB)

You can get in touch with Council’s Youth Officer by emailLive Chat or by calling 03 5624 2411.