Young people
  • Last updated:
  • 24 Sep 2019

Are you a young person 12 to 25 years old?

Speak Up Engage smart phone application

 Go to Google play or iTunes and search for Speak Up Engage to download the new smartphone application to have your say in an innovative way. The app aims to start conversations on the things that matter to Sunshine Coast Youth.





Perceived public safety, what a strong community means and gaining a further understanding on young people’s environmental focuses are some of the topics the app focuses on.

Giving young people a voice and engaging community in an interactive way is the goal. If that isn’t enough to get you in to the app store - just for completing the questions you will get a guaranteed shot at the wheel of fortune to win $5, $25 and $50 gift vouchers to spend at places like JB Hi-Fi and Rebel Sport. Refer to Terms and conditions.

Screen shot and post your finished survey results on your social media and #SpeakUpEngage to go in the draw to win 5 x movie tickets for you and your mates. Refer to Terms and conditions.

Wellness couch

Sunshine Coast Council has launched an exciting new podcast, delivered by young people for young people. The podcast will cover topics aimed at improving your Health and Wellbeing, covering everything from the latest Healthy Sunshine Coast programs to the adventure trails on the coast- there is something for every young person. 

Like the Speak Up Engage – Facebook page to stay up to date or follow the link to the Wellness couch for weekly uploads.

Council supports developing young people within the Sunshine Coast community.

Council is committed to helping young people achieve their full potential by:

  • planning for their future
  • providing a range of programs to support young people’s input in the community.

Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018 - 2021

Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021 at is Ordinary Meeting on 22 March 2018. The Youth Action Plan aims to improve our connection with young people through improved communication and opportunities for involvement in community and civic activities.

Youth programs

Youth engagement opportunities

The 2019 Speak Up Engage committee participants have now been selected. To stay up to date with all the relevant information regarding this program, please follow the Speak Up Engage Facebook page.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with the committee, please contact the Community Development Officer on (07) 5441 8282 or email

Kids in Action

The Kids in Action program promotes Kids Teaching Kids as a way to help change the way people see and use the natural environment.

Sunshine Coast libraries

Sunshine Coast libraries is committed to building programs that help young adults to be:

  • educated
  • engaged
  • empowered.

Employment programs

Council supports creating jobs for young people through traineeships, employment programs and work experience placement.

Youth sector support

Youth Connect network meetings

Council manages Youth Connect (regular meetings between youth service providers). These networking meetings provide a forum for the youth sector to:

  • share information on youth programs, projects or services
  • discuss partnership options and youth service needs.

Youth Connect meeting minutes


For more information, email or contact council.

Related pages

Council also includes activities and programs for young people in many of its other services: