Youth Council

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Bathurst Regional Youth Council


The Bathurst Regional Youth Council empowers young people to represent the voice of youth in the Bathurst region and to develop their skills to build engaged citizens and progressive leadership. The Bathurst Regional Youth Council strives to promote a positive community environment.


The Bathurst Regional Youth Council’s role is to represent the voice of young people who live, work and study in the Bathurst Local Government Area.


Youth Council documents are provided below:

• Position Description(PDF, 85KB)
• Terms of Reference(PDF, 105KB)
• Code of Conduct(PDF, 79KB)


The bathurst_youth Instagram page has up-to-date information about the Bathurst Regional Youth Council and their current activities.


Applications for the Bathurst Regional Youth Council are currently closed. Recruitment for the Bathurst Regional Youth Council 2024/2025 will commence in May 2024.

For further information regarding Bathurst Regional Youth Council, phone Council's Community Development Section on (02) 6333 6523 or email:

Youth Week Sports Day – held April 2023



Youth Council Recruitment

Recruitment for the Bathurst Regional Youth Council occurs annually in May/June. Recruitment is currently closed.

The Bathurst Regional Youth Council aims to represent the voices and opinions of all young people in the region and so we encourage young people from all backgrounds to apply. This opportunity is inclusive of people with lived experience of disability.

Application Process

To apply for the Bathurst Regional Youth Council, applicants must complete an online Application Form before the closing date.

Applicants will be assessed and Youth Council members selected based on responses provided to the application questions.

As part of the recruitment process, Council holds a Youth Council Information Session.

This session is an opportunity to learn more about what is involved in being a Youth Councillor and the skills/knowledge you will gain from the experience, as well as meeting current Youth Councillors and Council’s Community Development Team.

Young people interested in finding out more information about the Youth Council are encouraged to attend this Information Session to help determine whether the Youth Council is for you. Family members and/or friends are welcome to accompany young people to this informal session.

For more information on Youth Council recruitment, please contact Council’s Youth Development and Community Events Officer on (02) 6333 6523 or EMAIL


Youth Network

Youth Network

The Bathurst Youth Network meets to discuss local issues surrounding young people aged between 12 and 24 years.  Representatives from various services exchange information and look at ways to provide the best possible supports to young people in the Bathurst area.

Meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of the meeting month, between 9.30am-11.00am in the Committee Room, 1st Floor, Bathurst Regional Council.

All interested parties are invited to contact Council’s Youth Development & Community Events Officer on (02) 6333 6523 or via Email.