Young People

Boy at Youth Summit holding sign

The Yo Bendigo Team coordinates a range of programs for young people to ensure they are empowered, valued and heard through inclusive decision-making processes, programs and events that provide opportunities for leadership.

Our Programs include:

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

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

The major elements of the Youth Strategy are:


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.

Thank you to all the young people who participated in making the Youth Strategy possible. Especially 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.

This youth strategy is in the final stages of implementation and is currently being evaluated. To find out more, go to the YO Bendigo Website.


Contact us

For more information about YO Bendigo contact the team on 1300 002 642 or [email protected]

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