Youth Groups

If you're interested in joining any of the below contact or call (03) 5775 8619.

Future Proof

A consortium led by Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) recieved an Australian Government Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grant for ‘Future Proof: Young People, Disaster Recovery and (Re)building Communities’, to drive recovery outcomes for fire-affected young people in Victoria. Future Proof Partners are located in Alpine, East Gippsland, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wellington, and Wodonga.

For Mansfield, this has created the position of a Youth Project Officer role and Peer Worker roles. They will be co-ordinating the Youth Advisory Group and Qualification Pathways/Traineeships.

Youth Advisory Group

Mansfield Shire Youth are seeking 10 young people between 12-25 years old within our community to drive decision making about events and training opportunities for young people: with a focus on making amazing opportunities for young people and building a stronger and more resilient community. You will be supported by Mansfield Shire Council Youth Workers and YACVic (Youth Affairs Council of Victoria) to connect with other local young people who are passionate about change and building a strong community. This is an opportunity to have your say, empower others and create change!

To be eligible to be part of the Youth Advisory Group, you will need to be:

  • Aged 12-25 inclusive
  • Have lived or are currently living, working, or studying in Mansfield
  • Passionate about your community and natural disaster recovery
  • Respectful, committed, and happy to work well with others from a wide range of backgrounds and identities
  • Available to participate in monthly meetings
  • Willing to provide/obtain a Working with Children Check (if you are over 18 and we will reimburse costs for these)

Those who join our Youth Advisory Group will be paid to the value of $35 per hour.

We are particularly keen to hear from young people in rural and regional communities who aren’t always heard and particularly support interest from young parents, disabled young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, LGBTQIA+ young people, and young people from migrant and refugee communities.

Expression Of Interest Form

If you're interested in joining, or have any questions, please contact the Youth Centre team at or call (03) 5775 8619.

Qualification Pathways/Traineeships

Our Future Proof project aims to support 15 young people aged 12-25 years, to attain locally useful qualifications such as;

  • Emergency Response
  • Community Development
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Work
  • Public Safety

The Future Proof project will put young people at the centre of bushfire recovery efforts and ensure they are:

  • supported in their own recovery
  • provide their own unique perspective and ideas going forward in both recovery and future disaster related incidents
  • trained in courses related to disaster recovery and welfare

Expression Of Interest Form

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FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, vape, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people.

The aim of FReeZA is to form a group of amazing young people ages 12-25 to come together to make friends, create events, learn and grow confidence together. FReeZA is an amazing opportunity to have lots of fun while building experience in such things as event management, public speaking, team efforts and more!

Examples of past FReeZA events include;

  • Rock Out
  • Pool Parties
  • NextWave Film Workshop
  • Graffiti Workshops
  • Photography

Want to Join the FReeZA group? Fill out the Expressions Of Interest Form



Engage! is Victorian Government funding that enables our youth team to provide a number of great programs for young people. This includes leadership development, enterprise, pathways to employment and education, connection to community, improved health and wellbeing and skills development.

PRISM (People Respecting Individuality and Sexuality in Mansfield) is a group for members of the LGBTIQA+ community and allies, to come together to form events, and provide a safe place to be themselves. Current meetings are held every Wedensday @ 12:40pm (lunchtime) at Mansfield Secondary College.

Young people can get involved in a number of ways, keep an eye out for upcoming programs and events.

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