Young People

Information on services, programs and initiatives to help young people be safe, grow their abilities, and become more involved in their communities.

Music and culture

Music and culture are an important part of any thriving community. Young people can get involved through many avenues including the Wakakirri Secondary School Challenge and FreeZA.


Mentoring aims to provide a structured and trusting relationship in which young people can receive guidance, support and encouragement.

Community involvement

Young people can get involved in many activities in the community. This involvement builds stronger relationships across cultural and age divides and promotes wider opportunities for education, training and employment.

Enterprise for young people

Young people with a passion for social and business enterprise can boost their skills and capabilities through two programs – New Gen and Getting Down to Business. Through the programs, young people are supported to start and grow their own enterprises.

Early intervention and support

Programs and initiatives to support and assist young people at risk in social situations, including living in unsafe households, or experiencing mental health problems, or drug and alcohol abuse.

Refugee and newly arrived young people

Young people who have recently arrived in Victoria as refugees can receive support, assistance, through referrals, to services supported by Department of Human Services.

Youth grants

Government and community grants available to youth and youth organisations.

Victorian youth services contacts

Contact details for further assistance regarding Youth Services in your region and seeking support services for confidential counselling to discuss the issues that may adversely impact on your life.

Adolescent Family Violence Service

Adolescent Family Violence Service aims to reduce family violence and increase the safety family members.

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