Youth Activities Get Involved

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School Holiday Program

During scheduled Victorian school holidays, Council provides young people aged 12 - 16 with free or discounted social, recreation and educational activities.

The aim of the School Holiday Program is to help students increase their participation, skills and knowledge so as to enhance their overall wellbeing.

September Program Week One(PDF, 331KB)

September Program Week Two(PDF, 304KB)


Youth Art Prize

The annual Youth Arts Prize is open to all secondary aged students who live, study or work in the Mildura Rural City Council Municipality.

Art categories are Drawing, Painting, Photography and Graphic Design.

The competition will open in early 2021 and culminates in an exhibition. 

Youth Awards

The Youth Awards recognise and celebrate young people who are making significant contributions to their communities. Young people aged 12 to 25 years who live, study or work within the Mildura Rural City Council area are eligible to be nominated. 

Nominations for the 2020 Youth Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a worthy young person!  

2020 Youth Awards Presentation

Winners of our 2020 Youth Awards will be revealed on Thursday 3 December at a special virtual presentation. 

The Virtual Awards event will be streamed lived from 4.30pm on the Youth Engagement Services Facebook page

Winners will be announced across four categories: Youth Arts Individual Award, Youth Community Group Award, Youth Volunteer Award and Most Outstanding Young Carer Award.

Previous Award Winners


Youth Artist Award - Loughie Kemp


Most Outstanding Young Carer Award - Lily Bruhn

Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners - Jarrod Searle and Cheyenne Cochrane



Youth Community Group Award – HomeBase

Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners – Bethany Simpson and Tanika Thorne
Youth Group Award – Bold Magazine
Youth Carer Award – Carla Piscitelli
Youth Artist Award – Ben Muster 

Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners – Georgie Hopkins and Antonio Liparota
Youth Group Award – Afghan Representatives of Mildura Mehdi Arifi , Sayema Najafi, Idress Jaffari ,Latifa Jaffry; Mohammed Ad Shujaee; Raihana Hashimi; Rohullah Ataye; Sadia Najafi; Saadat Ibrahimi
Youth Carer Award – Guylac (Rau) Mak 
Youth Artist Award – Emily McEwan 

Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners - Jemma Searle and Jack Perry
Youth Artist Group Award - Sunraysia Gang Show Movement Team - Lily Adams, Kayla Adams, Alicia Jones, Rhiannon Curtis, Emily McEwan, Catherine O’Callaghan, Jarrod Searle, Jemma Searle and Sharnie Stimm
Youth Carer Award - Lexie Millward
Youth Artist Award - Brooke Lauder 

Youth Volunteer Award  - Juslin Ruganzia
Youth Community Group Award – Leo Club of Sunraysia - Katerina Blekic, Ivana Bleic, Nikolas Blekic, Salli Browne, Teagan Deacon, Allie Deacon, Erica Deacon, Jack Dobbs, Emily Evans, Joshua Gowers, Tahlia Kite, Chris Lawrence, Todd Linnett, Ben Mahoney, Danielle Mazza, Mikayla McGowan-Rickard, Aleare Smith, Bonnie Ransome, Holly Stone, Matt Valerio, Dylan Watson and Chlsea Wilkinson
Youth Carer Award Joint Winners – Tyson Keeble & Shannon Proctor

*Note award categories were changed in 2015

Create Award: Kurt Graf
Participate Individual Award -  Zhoe Drust
Group Participate Award-  Ride for the Hills group - Angus Bock, James Nugent, Jake Cumming, Jacob Lonsdale and Jack O’Donnell, Declan Marrows, Ethan Hicks, Tim Hill and Ben Galbraith
Activate Award -  Tyler Trevaskis
Most Outstanding Young Carer Award: Breanna Noble

Create Awards Joint Winners - Genevieve Pragt & Brody Flowers
Activate - Amanda Doolan
Individual Participate Award – Katerina Blekic
Group Participate Award Joint Winners -  Chaffey Secondary College - Diversity Program and Mildura FReeZA Committee
Most Outstanding Young Carer Award - Stephanie Slater

Show Us Your Shorts Film Competition

The competition is free to enter for all secondary school students. Entrants must live, work or study in the Mildura Rural City Council municipality.

Previous winners 

The judged winner - Tiggy Nasoufis
The people's choice winner - Sarah McCallum

The judged winner - Luna Grzan
The people's choice winner - Ben Muster

The judged winner - Riley Baldock
The people's choice winner - Jzarne Cochrane
The people's choice winner - Sarah Whyte

The judged winner – Michael Fox
The people's choice winner - Riley Baldock

Youth Expo

The Youth Expo is a multi-agency event that aims to improve young people’s wellbeing by increasing their awareness and use of agencies and services that are available in our region. The Youth Expo will showcase career opportunities, registered training providers, upcoming training courses, sport and recreation activities as well as volunteering opportunities. Everything for young people is free. There is also no cost involved for stall holders.

2019 Youth Expo

Check out some of the action from our 2019 Youth Expo!


LAN Party Mildura

The Mildura LAN Party is delivered in partnership with Mildura Rural City Council and Tech Lab Mildura.

How to Register?

  1. You must have a Discord Account and join the LAN Party Mildura Server
  2. Complete the registration via Eventbrite, you are required to provide you names, address, email address, age, phone number and team name.

Tournament Rules

  • All entrants must live, work or study in the Mildura Rural City Council municipality and meet the age requirements at the time of entry.  
  • A player can only create one account.
  • Every player is responsible for their own internet connection to avoid possible ‘lag’.
  • All participants must check themselves in five minutes before the tournament starts.
  • The game schedule and the times that games will be played will be published in the online Discord chat group.
  • Competing players need to report scores within five minutes of their match ending by uploading a screenshot. (If applicable)

All games are monitored by the Administration Team

Behaviour Guidance

Council will promote a safe and inclusive environment, free of bullying and any other anti-social behaviour. The rights of each young person are respected and the safety of each young person is paramount.

  • By registering to be a part of the Mildura Tournament you have agreed not to post any abusive, illegal, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, racist or sexually orientated material 
  • All entrants in tournaments must treat each other and the administration team respectfully
  • Inappropriate behaviour such as using foul and/or offensive language, belittling or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated and any breeches will result in disciplinary action being undertaken and can risk instant disqualification

The administration team will take the following actions for any breeches of behaviour guidelines:

  • 1st offence: The player will get an official warning
  • 2nd offence: The player will be disqualified immediately and will be excluded from Discord,  the tournament and excluded from all future tournaments


All forms of cheating in matches are forbidden. Any attempt to deceive admins or other players with wrong or fake statements, information or data will not be tolerated. Players found to be cheating or breaking any rules will be excluded from the tournament, this includes their team.

Ratings of Games

The Mildura tournament will comply with the guidelines as set out by the Australian Classification Board, the ratings are listed below. No correspondence will be entered into. For more information:

  • General (G) classifications are advisory categories. This means there are no legal restrictions about viewing and/or playing these films and computer games.
  • Parental Guidance (PG)-rated content is not recommended for viewing by people under the age of 15 without guidance from parents or guardians.
  • Computer games classified Mature (M) contains content of a moderate impact. M-rated films and computer games are not recommended for children under the age of 15.
  • Children under the age of 15 may not legally watch, buy or hire Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) rated material unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian.

For more information contact the Youth Development Officer, on (03) 5018 8100 or email