Young Communities

Boy at Youth Summit holding sign

The Young Communities Team coordinates a range of programs for young people aged 12-25 years.

Programs include:

  • YO Bendigo Media Team
  • Youth Action Group
  • MIC UP Productions – FReeZA group
  • Skill development workshops
  • The COG, 45 Mundy Street

For more information about the Young Communities Team and our programs go to the YO Bendigo website.


Explore Engage Empower - Young People in Greater Bendigo Youth Strategy 2017-2021

The City adopted the Explore Engage Empower - Young People in Greater Bendigo Youth Strategy 2017-2021 on December 13, 2017.

Thank you to all the young people who participated in making the Youth Strategy possible. Especially the young people in the Project Reference Group and those who attended forums, workshops and took part in surveys. Your input has been invaluable in helping the City create a relevant and vibrant Action Plan that aims to respond to what's important to you.

The major elements of the Youth Strategy are the Vision, Principles, Goals and Action Plan that addresses the priority areas for young people.


Young people in Greater Bendigo are heard, valued, connected and inspired so that they make the most of life’s opportunities


Explore - We explore opportunities with young people that increase inclusion and connection.

Engage - We engage with young people to ensure their needs and opinions are heard and valued.

Empower - We empower and inspire young people to shape the world they live in.

Priority Areas for Young People:

Mental health, employment, education and training, events, having a say, personal safety, drugs and alcohol; and transport.

Background Reports:

Seven background reports were prepared to help develop the Youth Strategy. These reports include an Engagement Report with Young People and Agencies, Youth Issues Profile and Demographic Profile etc.

The background reports can be found on the YO Bendigo Website.


Social Media Fail

Social Media Fail was developed by young people for young people. The campaign focuses on the impact digital footprints can have on your employment prospects, and delivers the message that whatever you post is ‘there for life’. 

Go to the Social Media Fail website.

Contact us

For more information about our youth programs please contact us on 03 5434 6000 or [email protected]

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