BVSC is committed to meaningful youth engagement and empowerment, and views this as critical in developing sustainable, wide spread, high impact positive outcomes for young people in our Shire.
Young peoples’ input is valued - their ideas, visions, participation, leadership, will help shape the present and future of our community.
The Bega Valley Shire Council Youth Strategy recognises that Council plays a role in:
Council Community Engagement team also work on issues that affect young people. Council currently plays an advocacy, facilitation and community development role in relation to young people in the Shire.
To contact us, email Youth@begavalley.nsw.gov.au
Bega Valley Shire Council conducted its first annunual survey of young people aged 12 to 25 in June 2020. This year’s survey had a special focus on young people’s voice, bushfire recovery and youth led projects.
269 Respondents aged 12-25 years
52% female, 43% male, 5% self-describe
5% identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in NYW each year.
Visit www.begvalley.nsw.gov.au/Grants for information on Grants and Scholarships available to you:
The Street Smart handbook is a practical life guide for 16 and 17 year old school leavers that is designed to help prepare today’s youth for life after school.
The handbook covers important topics from sexual health and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse to legal rights and applying for a loan. It also offers information specific to the school leaver to prepare them for entering the workforce.
The Street Smart Handbook is distributed to Year 11 students through local High Schools with copies also available at the front counter of the Council Admininstration building and at PCYC Bega. You may also access the online version.
Visit the Bega Valley Shire Library - Services for details on the HSC lockdown, study guides and much more. The libraries also provide a free WiFi and access to online books. Play, read, listen, watch, participate...