What is the FReeZA program?

FReeZA is an innovative youth development program funded by the Victorian Government. It enables young people to enjoy fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke-free events and is modelled on a youth participation approach.

Each year up to 400 FReeZA events are staged, with more than 130,000 young people attending from across Victoria.

FReeZA committees also provide important performance opportunities for local musicians and young artists.  

Click here for or more information about FReeZA.

Be part of FReeZA in Baw Baw!

There are many ways to be part of FReeZA in Baw Baw.

Join the Committee

You can join Baw Baw’s FReeZA Committee!

If you're aged 12 - 25 years, you can apply to join our committee to help plan, organize and deliver our FReeZA events.

FReeZA provides opportunities for young people to assist with the planning, organization and delivery of Baw Baw’s FReeZA events for other young people living within the region to enjoy. All events are drug, alcohol and smoke free in supervised and safe venues.

These events can include:

  • Music Events
  • Cultural Events
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Film Festivals
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Music, Song-Writing and Dance Workshops.
  • Live Radio Shows

Why should you become part of the committee?

There are lots of great reasons to join our local committee:

  • Great for your resume
  • Learning opportunities
  • Personal development
  • Professional development
  • Meet new people
  • Be recognised for your work
  • Have a say in what youth events are run in the community

If you have an interest in music, event management or are looking to have your say about what events should be held in Baw Baw, then apply now using the online form below. (Alternatively, you can complete a form at one of our Customer Service Centres in Warragul or Drouin, returning it in person, by post or by email to

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Attend an event

Most FReeZA events are either FREE or just a gold coin donation to attend!!

Check out the Baw Baw Facebook page and see what's coming up.

Click here to check out upcoming events. 

All events are drug, smoke and alcohol free and fully supervised.

If you have a great idea for an event you’d like to see in the community, please see the contact information below.

Perform at an event

FReeZA events provide an opportunity for young people to perform and gain experience on stage.

Opportunities, both volunteer and paid, are available to DJ's, bands, soloists and duos of all genres.

If you are interested in performing at an event, please see the contact information below.

For more information

To become involved, to volunteer or for more information, please contact Baw Baw Council's Youth Officer, Tanarly Hood on 5624 2432 or by email.