Youth in Baw Baw Shire

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Baw Baw Shire Council offers a range of great services, programs, events and activities to encourage young people (aged 12 to 25) to grow, form leadership skills, and get involved in the community.

What's there to do?

What’s on?

Victorian Youth Week  is happening from 26 June—2 July 2021

Click here to find out what’s on and things to do.

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

Holiday Fun

Looking to make the most of your summer holidays? Check out the awesome activities on offer.

Get help and support

If this is an emergency, please call 000.

Getting help when something feels hard is a really healthy and smart thing to do. Go to the Get Help and Support page to find trusted service information. 

Get involved

Do you love live music, cultural events and dance parties? Do you want to make your resume stand out from the others? Our Springboard FReeZA program is a youth development program funded by the Victorian Government. Read more on Youth Central.

Our Youth Officer supports a working group of volunteers aged 12-25 years who design and deliver events. Training is included and there are places currently available. It’s FOR youth, BY youth. Click here to find out more.

Did we mention it is 100% free? Check out the gallery of photos on the Springboard FReeZA Facebook page.

Live4Life Baw Baw

Council is a proud member of the Live4Life Baw Baw partnership that is working to improve youth mental health and reduce youth suicide.

Extract from Live4Life website:

“Live4Life communities deliver Teen and accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid training in schools and the wider community, create local partnerships to lead conversations about mental health that reduce stigma, and promote young leaders as mental health ambassadors.”

“Live4Life Baw Baw was launched in 2020 and is delivered in partnership with all secondary schools and other education providers in the Shire as well as six community agencies. The lead agent is Latrobe Regional Hospital.”

Council leads the student engagement component of Live4Life Baw Baw called The Crew.  It is made up of students from each of the participating secondary schools. The Crew coordinate positive mental health promotion activities throughout the year that are designed and delivered by youth. The Crew is supported by nominated education staff from their school, and Council Officers.

Visit Our communities: Baw Baw — Live4Life to find out more. 

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 1300 229 229.