The City of Bayswater delivers a range of community initiatives which encourage community engagement and participation for young people.
Youth Advisory Council
The City of Bayswater Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of local young people who meet throughout the year to discuss issues in the area and plan youth events. YAC is about ACTION, VOICE and COMMUNITY. Now is a good time for young people to join the City of Bayswater's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) as we are looking for new members with fresh ideas. This is an opportunity for local young people to gain some great experience in coordinating and programming events and also meet other like-minded young people who are living, working or studying within the City of Bayswater.
If you are aged between 12 -25, live, work or attend school in the City of Bayswater and are interested in the YAC (or just want to share your ideas for youth programs and events in the area), please contact 9272 0658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Bayswater Youth Advisory Council - Registration Form
Like YAC on facebook - www.facebook.com/yac.bayswater
Youth Friendly Communities Report
Youth Engagement Strategies
Check out some of the YAC events below!
Youth Friendly Communities 2015 - 2016
Over the next 12 months the City of Bayswater will be running monthly activities for young people in the area as part of the 'Youth Friendly Communities - Stage 2' project. This project continues on from the Youth Friendly Communities- Stage 1 undertaken in 2012 and 2013. This involved a series of youth photography consultation workshops, which consulted young people in a creative way about how the community can be more accessible and inclusive of young people.
Stage Two of the project will support the implementation of the Stage 1 outcomes, across the areas of inclusion, civic participation, communication, public spaces, transport, housing, leisure, health and support services, education and training.
Some of the activities that have been run include a cooking/life skills workshops, urban art workshop and intergenerational "IT Hub". There are also many more to come, including: a pool party, leadership activities and a public speaking/short story contest and an orienteering event. The activities will also consult young people on how their community can be more 'youth friendly', which will inform the 2015 Youth Strategy.
This project is supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities
Youth Friendly Communities activities coming up:
Sound Overload Music Competition 2016
Head along to the final of the City of Bayswater 2016 Sound Overload Music competition on Sunday 3 April 2016, 1:30pm on the Autumn River Festival main stage (Riverside Gardens, Bayswater). Going through to the final are local bands Moth, The Transnational Crash, Stray Letterbox and Big Girls Blouse, with 2015 Sound Overload winners Third Time Round headlining the line-up. Come along for a FREE fun-packed show for all ages and check out the Autumn River Festival Youth Zone while you're there - featuring video games, inflatable soccer, chill out zone and more!Partnerships
Autumn Youth Calendar 2016
The City of Bayswater Youth Services has some FREE exciting workshops and events coming up including the very popular Barista Workshops and Photography Workshops. Be sure to register quickly as spaces are limited. (Preference given to City of Bayswater residents). For workshop dates, times and registrations please visit: http://cityofbayswateryouthservices.eventbrite.com
Autumn Youth Calendar - Flyer
Outcare Youth Services
The City of Bayswater partners with Outcare Youth Services to run programs for at-risk young people in our community. Programs include art workshops to foster positive behaviour and relationships at school, a building and construction skills program that supports young people transitioning from detention into the community, a mentoring program for students at educational risk, assistance to local community groups and maintenance and building of community facilities in the City (including BBQ's, benches and paving).
The City of Bayswater partners with YouthCARE to deliver the school chaplaincy programs.
YouthCARE provides a range of services to two high schools and seven primary schools within the City. These include pastoral care, mentoring students and building relationships within the school community.
2015 YAC Events
2014 YAC Events