Young People

Community Services Centre
Giyalang Ganya ‘Belonging House’
286 Lords Place, Orange
 02 6393 8600

Youth Services

Orange City Council organises facilities and activities for young people in Orange.

Youth Services Interagency

The Orange Youth Services Interagency is a great way for Youth Service providers to get together and share information and ideas. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. A variety of services are represented with people from health, police, accommodation and housing, employment and recreational services. Phone 6393 8628 for details.

Youth Action Council

Orange Youth Action Council was established in 2016 by the Orange City Council.

The current Youth Council consist of 15 young people aged from 12 – 24 that reside or attend school within the Orange Local Government Area and are supported by the Orange City Council Youth Development Officer.

Membership to the Youth Council is accepted all year round and is valid for a two year term.

What does the Orange Youth Council do?

  • Provide a flexible platform  for young people to start conversations on issues and topics important to them
  • Take a leadership role in the planning and organisation of events and activities for young people, including Youth Week and Child Protection Week
  • Consult with the Youth Hub team to organise relevant activities for young people
  • Learn about what local Government does for the community especially young people
  • Provide suggestions and comments on local government policies and programs for young people
  • Participate in community life and support youth organisations and services
  • Represent the orange City Council at selected local and State youth forums.
  • Offer young people the opportunity to participate in  the Duke of Edinburgh  Award

What is required?

  • Orange Youth Council offers flexible commitment conditions that cater for all young people.
  • Attend  monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from 4.00 – 5.30pm
  • Contribute to the planning and running of youth events and activities

Apply now for the Orange Youth  Council

Orange Youth Awards

Orange City Council has developed a monthly Youth Award with the aim of recognising and celebrating young people in our community.

If you know a young person between 12 and 25 years who has made a significant contribution to the areas of education, community work, sport, culture, the arts or the environment you are invited to complete a nomination form.

An independent panel will select the Youth of the Month and all nominees will receive a certificate of achievement.

The monthly winner will be profiled in the local media and will go on to be nominated for the Orange Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Nomination forms are available here, or from the Council’s Customer Service desk, Orange City Library and the Orange Community Information and Services Centre.

Youth Week

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia in April each year. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 all across Australia get involved in NYW each year.

NYW is an opportunity for young people to:
• share ideas
• attend live events
• have their voices heard on issues of concern
• showcase their talents
• celebrate their contribution to the community
• take part in competitions

Youth Week is an annual program of events that happens all across Australia. It focuses on celebrating young people and the contribution they make inthe community. Events in Orange include concerts, awards nights, movies, fashion shows, youth forums and Skate Park events coordinated through the Youth Services Interagency.

For more information visit or Orange Youth Services Interagency.