Whether you’re 12 or 25, there are many opportunities to get involved with your community, from employment and volunteering, to events, sporting clubs and local groups.
Every April, Murray River Council celebrates National Youth Week, encouraging young residents to get involved and celebrate their contribution to their community.
Why not check out our Youth Engagement Program, which provides youth leadership, development, individual support and referral to other services?
To find out more call our Community Services Team or mailto:YEP@murrayriver.nsw.gov.au
The Government and community links below are designed especially for young people aged 12-24.
Beacon Foundation works with young people before they leave school to help develop the skills and confidence needed to achieve personal success for themselves and their community. Beacon's strength is the wide range of industry links they have forged between parents, schools, industry and the community that provide students with mentor role models, work experience and opportunities for employment.
Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.
Kids Helpline is Australia's only private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged up to 25 years.
NSW Commission for Children and Young People is an independent organisation that works with others to make NSW a better place for children and young people. They don’t have the function of dealing directly with the complaints or concerns of individual children, however, they can provide advice, information and make referrals.
Play Safe is a one-stop shop for young people wanting to know about safe sex. Developed in conjunction with the NSW Youth Advisory Council, the site aims to provide young people with all the information they need about safe sex, getting tested and Sexually Transmissible Infection (STIs) in the one place.
Reach Out can help you by improving your understanding of the issues that relate to your mental health and wellbeing and providing information to better understand other people's experiences. There is heaps of information about different issues like depression, family stuff, eating disorders, leaving home, getting through exams and lots more.
Reach Out and Relax (ROAR) - an Intereach program supporting young people aged up to 18 years and their family if showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental health issue in the local government areas of Balranald, Wentworth, Berrigan, Hay, Edward River, Murray River, Federation, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Wagga Wagga, Lockhart, Leeton, Temora, Griffith, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai and Junee.
Tafe NSW is Australia's largest training provider. Find a course - Find a campus - Applying and Enrolling - School to TAFE - Students.
The Shop Front is a free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under and is a joint project of Mission Australia, the Salvation Army and the law firm Freehills. They are based in Sydney, but can help people who live outside this area.
Youth Action Youth Action and Policy Association (YAPA) s the peak community group working in the interests of young people and youth services in NSW who strive to achieve social justice for young people, including the appropriate provision of services for young people.