Young people
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Feb 2019

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

Applications are now open for young people aged 15 to 24 years old to get involved in Sunshine Coast Council's Speak Up Engage program. Speak Up Engage is a unique and innovative youth engagement and development initiative that has been created by young people for young people. It is easy to get involved, simply complete the online registration form. If participants are under 18, permission from a parent, guardian or carer is required.

If you have further questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact the Community Development Officer on (07) 5441 8282 or email

Registrations close 5.00 pm on 1 March 2019.

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: