Youth Parliament Team

Mildura Rural City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from young people aged between 16 and 25 years, to be a part of the 2021 YMCA Youth Parliament Program Mildura Team.

The YMCA Victorian Youth Parliament is a program designed to give young Victorians a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives.

A team of six participants will receive training in public speaking and leadership at residential camps, as they research issues they’re passionate about.  From this research they will develop a Bill, which they will then debate in Victorian Parliament over three days in September.

The program provides a great personal and professional development opportunity, and the bills that are handed to the relevant Ministers, provide the government with insight into what issues are important to young Victorians.

The program involves two residential camps at YMCA Lake Dewar lodge, Myrniong. The training weekend, held on the Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August, trains the participants on parliamentary etiquette, public speaking and gives participants a chance to meet each other and grow their skills.  The Youth Parliament program culminates in a week long residential camp, Sunday 19th to Friday 24th September, of which 3 days of debate in Parliament House, with the remainder of the time spent at the campsite in preparation and taking part in resilience and leadership building sessions.

Cost

This opportunity is funded by Mildura Rural City Council and YMCA at no cost to successful applicants.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest has now closed for 2021.

For further information or assistance with the application, please contact the Youth Development Officer on 03 5018 8100 or email youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au