Youth Services

Council provides a range of youth services, including running events through the State Government's FReeZA program and maintaining a Youth Council to give young people a voice in Council decision-making. Every year young people in the Alpine Shire are recognised for their achievements in the annual Alpine Shire Youth Awards.

For more information on Youth Services or to share your idea for an event, opportunity or initiative to support young people in the Alpine Shire, contact Youth Development Officer Jenny Corser on (03) 5755 0506 or ydo@alpineshire.vic.gov.au or find us on Facebook.

Learn to drive


Alpine Shire Council runs the L2P program to assist those facing significant barriers to completing the 120 mandatory hours of on road driving experience. Find out more about L2P here:

2018 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

2018 Youth Awards

The annual Alpine Shire Youth Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of a diverse range of young people aged 12 – 21 years with varying potential and skills.

The 2018 Alpine Shire Youth Awards was held in Mount Beauty on Friday 7 September 2018.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2018 Youth Awards, and thank you to the local businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards. The winners of the 2018 Alpine Shire Youth Awards are:

> Academic Award sponsored by Dickens Real Estate: Rahn Stavar
> Community Award sponsored by Mt Beauty & District Community Bank: Erin Bourke
> Endurance & Persistence Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Amaya Harris
> Performing Arts Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Myrtleford: Tyra Hunt
> Rural Award sponsored by TAFCO Rural Supplies: Simon Zanin
> Sport Award sponsored by Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club: Jalen Barker
> Visual Arts & Media Award sponsored by Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre: Elly Jenkins
> Workplace Award sponsored by Hancock Victorian Plantations: Meaghan Hood
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 – 16 Years sponsored by Bright Community Bank: Amy Rogers
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 – 21 Years sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Josh Thompson

2017 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

Rhiannon Symons, Harris Doodewaard, Deakin Hunter, Ashley Farmer, Harrison Neville, Dylan Sgambelloni, Flynn Eriksson, Lily-Rose Burgess, Jordyn Parmesan.

Our red carpet awards evening was hosted by the Youth Awards Committee in Myrtleford on Friday 7 September 2017 and featured supper, music, an art exhibition and inspirational guest speaker Lincoln Budge. The committee is made up of 12 young people from Myrtleford who planned and delivered the event.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2017 Youth Awards, and thank you to the businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards:

> Academic Award sponsored by Dickens Real Estate: Harrison Neville
> Performing Arts Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Myrtleford: Jordyn Parmesan
> Visual Arts & Media Award sponsored by Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre: Lily-Rose Burgess
> Community Award sponsored by Mt Beauty & District Community Bank: Deakin Hunter
> Endurance & Persistence Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Dylan Sgambelloni
> Rural Award sponsored by TAFCO Rural Supplies: Harris Doodewaard
> Sport Award sponsored by Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club: Flynn Eriksson
> Workplace Award sponsored by Hancock Victorian Plantations: Rhiannon Symons
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 – 16 Years sponsored by Bright Community Bank: Ashley Farmer
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 – 21 Years sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Dylan Sgambelloni

2016 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

The 2016 Alpine Shire Youth Awards Committee

The 2016 Alpine Shire Youth Awards were hosted by the Youth Awards Committee at the Bright Community Centre. Guests were entertained by local young musicians and guest speaker, Mr Al Jeffrey.

The 2016 Youth Awards Committee were: Adam Hurst, Alistair Hurst, Brianna Zambalakis, Erin Bourke, Ethan Murphy, Grace Bendall-Pease, Matilda Manning, and Teagan Atherstone.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Youth Awards, and thank you to the businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards:

> Academic Award sponsored by Dickens Real Estate: Caitlin Smith
> Arts Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Myrtleford: Indianna Drew
> Community Award sponsored by Mt Beauty & District Community Bank: Madeleine Lennox
> Inspiration Award sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Peter Bennie
> Rural Award sponsored by TAFCO Rural Supplies: Matilda Hutton
> Sport Award sponsored by Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club: Jonah Cosgriff
> Workplace Award sponsored by Hancock Victorian Plantations: Nicholas Goznik
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 – 16 Years sponsored by Bright Community Bank: Teagan Atherstone
> Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 – 21 Years sponsored by Rotary Club of Bright: Tasman Cocks-Wheaton

Youth Events

Skate board competition

Every year the Alpine FReeZA Crew, with the support of FReeZA, run many events in the Alpine Shire including three rounds of the North East Skate Park Series, Push Start Comp – Battle of the Bands, and youth activities at Myrtleford Festival.

All young people are invited to join a FReeZA Crew, to help out with one event or a series of events, this is an opportunity for young people to be involved in running events which are relevant.

For dates of the North East Skate Park Series check out ‘North East Skate Park Series’ on Facebook.

To find out how you can be involved in Alpine FReeZA Crew contact Council's Youth Development Officer at ydo@alpineshire.vic.gov.au or 0419 915 319.

Find us on Social Media

Find out what’s going on for young people in the Alpine Shire by liking us on Facebook at Alpine-Shire-Ydo and on Instagram @AlpineOps

Remember, if you’d like to have a say on anything youth related, contact the Youth Development Officer at the Alpine Shire Council.

Youth Council

The Alpine Shire Youth Council is currently on hold until further notice.

There are still plenty of ways for young people to be involved in Council, including helping to run events and organising the Alpine Shire Youth Awards. For more information please contact Council's Youth Development Officer Jenny Corser at ydo@alpineshire.vic.gov.au or 5755 0524.

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