Youth Parliament 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 receive training in public speaking and leadership at 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.

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 trains 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, including three days of debate in Parliament House. The remainder of the time is 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 for 2023 are now closed.

For further information please contact the Youth Development Officer on 0457 926 238 or 03 5018 8100 or email youthservices@mildura.vic.gov.au