Mansfield Shire Council aims to connect, develop, and support our young people
to live safe, happy, and healthy lives.
To read more about the direction Youth Services is heading, read our Youth Strategy and Action Plan 2019-2023
Follow the latest news and events for young people in Mansfield:
Services for young people that Mansfield Shire Council provides:
Mansfield Youth Centre
Located on Erril Street, the Youth Centre is a venue designed by the youth of Mansfield to be a safe, fun space for young people to connect with other young people.
It is a place to enjoy events, services and activities in an inclusive and welcoming environment under adult supervision.
- Tuesday - Friday 3pm — 6pm for 12-17 year olds only
Phone (03) 5775 8619
The FReeZA committee is a group of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who coordinate and implement youth focused music & cultural events in the Mansfield Shire.
Annually the team plan and implement musical and cultural events held throughout the year. Previous events include "Phruntsyde Skate Jam" and "Rock Out".
Our Engage! Program is about building skills and knowledge to better prepare young people for employment, training, and education. Our programs are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our young people, and increasing their social connections to friends, family, and the community.
We offer a young adult leadership development camp, homework support, skills development courses, enterprise projects, and employment development support pathways.
For more information, contact the Youth Services team on 5775 8619 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TAC L2P Program
The TAC L2P Program is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), managed by the Department of Transport (DoT), supported by the Victorian Government and coordinated by Mansfield Shire Council. It aims to assist disadvantaged learner drivers under 21 years of age to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence, and to be safer road users! TAC L2P Program is free for eligible young people, who are learners who may not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle of their own.
Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and have access to a sponsored vehicle. Whilst gaining the required driving hours with the mentor, the learner driver will also have the opportunity to receive a professional driving lesson with a qualified driving instructor to further enhance their driving skills.
To join the Mansfield Shire Council TAC L2P program, you need to meet the following criteria:
- be between 16 and 20 years of age
- have a current Learner's Permit
- not have any health issues that affect safe driving
- be unable to achieve the 120 hrs without the TAC L2P program due to challenging financial, family or personal circumstances
- be living in the Mansfield Shire Council area
If you are interested in joining the TAC L2P program as a learner, please fill in the application form below, you or your parent, school or community group, can contact the L2P Program Facilitator Amelia Turner on 0437 886 339 or email email@example.com
Volunteer Mentors for the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
The TAC L2P Program is a VicRoads initiative funded by the Transport Accident Commission. It aims to assist disadvantaged learner drivers under 21 years of age to gain the 120 hours driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence, and to be safer road users! L2P is free for eligible young people, who are learners who may not have access to a supervising driver or vehicle of their own.
Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors, and we need more of them! Volunteer mentors are given official training by Vic Roads. To be eligible, you must complete police and licence checks and have a valid Working with Children Check.
So, if you have 2 hours to spare each week, hold a Victorian Driver’s licence, enjoy driving, and would like to work with young people then this might be the position for you!
Please fill in the application form below, or direct your enquiry to the L2P Program Facilitator Amelia Turner on 0437 886 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your Learner’s Permit at our Council offices
Did you know you can sit the test for your Learner’s Permit at our Council offices?
To apply you’ll need to:
- Study for the learner permit knowledge test.
- Book a time to sit the test - call (03) 5775 8555
Bookings can only be taken up to 3 months in advance. Please note the Learner test is paper based, and that appointments are available on Tuesdays to Thursdays at either 8:30am or 3:30pm.
If you require a reader, appointments are preferred at 8:30am.
- Fill out a learner permit application form which is obtained from the Council office.
- Take the knowledge test and an eyesight test.
- Pay for your appointment and Knowledge test and learner permit.
- Appointment and knowledge test is $41.80
- The permit fee once you pass is an additional $25.20
The VicRoads website has all the information you need to prepare to take the test.
Mansfield Youth Service Providers Network
MYSPN provides a forum for youth service providers to discuss and plan services to further the wellbeing of young people in our community, access information and inspiration that will strengthen their services and is a collective that represents and acts for the rights and needs of young people in our community.
For more information, contact the MYSPN Administrator, Bonnie Clark on (03) 5775 8567 or email@example.com.