Youth and young people
  • Last updated:
  • 04 Jun 2020

The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 provides a long-term plan for how council and our community will work together to achieve a strong community. The Strategy has incorporated a range of former community action plans into the one document, including the Youth Action Plan 2018-2021. 

The Strategy embraces all sectors of the community, including young people. The Strategy seeks to improve our connection with young people through improved communication and opportunities for involvement in the community. 

Youth programs - Speak Up Engage

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

Speak Up Engage, Health and Wellbeing Podcast

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.

Youth programs - other

Employment programs

Council supports creating jobs for young people through traineeshipsemployment programs and work experience placement.

Sunshine Coast libraries

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

  • educated
  • engaged
  • empowered.

Kids in Action

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

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: