Murrindindi Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership Program 2022 - Apply now!

The Youth Leadership Program is now open for applications! This free Program is open to up to 10 young people aged 12-25 from across Murrindindi Shire and aims to encourage young people to recognise their inherent leadership skills, and build upon their strengths in a team environment.

To apply, email with the following details. Applications close on 13 May 2022.

  • Your name, age and location
  • Why you want to be involved in the Program in 2022

Check out a video featuring some of our past participants here.

What is the commitment?

Participants will attend nine sessions over six months, a mix of face-to-face and online. Sessions are generally held after school hours (approx. 5.00 - 7.00 pm) on a Wednesday evening, however are adjusted to suit the needs of the group. Participants will also work on a group project within their community, and additional team building activities are offered throughout the Program. The Program requires a commitment of around 5-10 hours a month and runs from May to October, with a graduation celebration at the end for families and friends to attend.  

Sessions begin on 18 May 2022. See the proposed schedule (DOCX, 18KB)here(PDF, 341KB) .  

What is the outcome?

Young people who have participated in the program in past years have reported

  • Gaining more confidence
  • Pushing themselves out of their comfort zone
  • Learning valuable skills, such as time management and public speaking
  • Meeting new people and forming new connections in the community
  • Achieving personal goals, and learning to measure these achievements
  • Making a difference

Plus, the program looks great on your resume!

Youth Leadership Program 2021

In 2021 we partnered with Digital Storytellers and the group participated in a four part course that has given them the skills to film, edit and produce a professional short video using only a smartphone. What a great skill to have!

Over six months participants attended group meetings, team building days and a two-day surf camp in Anglesea. 

Council's Youth Leadership Program is made possible through funding by the Victorian Government's Engage! program. 

Please note that all Program activities will be delivered in accordance with COVID-19 and Child Safe guidelines.