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Gladstone Region Youth Council

Gladstone Region Youth Council acts as a formal advisory committee to Council on youth related matters within the Gladstone Region.

Members are aged between 15 and 24 years and reside in the Gladstone Region.

Members serve an initial one-year term and can seek re-appointment for a subsequent term.

Nominations for those interested in being part of the 2018 Gladstone Region Youth Council are open until October 28. 

The nomination process is simple with forms located here

External organisations are able to consult with youth council members and gain feedback on youth related topics that could provide capacity building opportunities within their organisation and the community.

Get in contact with the Gladstone Region Youth Council by phoning Vernetta Perrett on 4976 6311 or email


Chance to sail on STS Young Endeavour 

The Youth Council is offering a young resident aged between 16 and 23 years of age the opportunity to undertake a 10 day trip aboard the national sail training ship, (STS) Young Endeavour in 2018. 

Nominations will be accepted this year from August 1 to 31. 

Nominees must live within the Gladstone Region and will need to commit to fundraising and/or seeking sponsorship to assist with costs. 

After the voyage the successful nominee will be required to provide a report/overview of the program to Youth Council members and invited Councillors. 

Read more about the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme here


SUNfest is the region's premier youth holiday program, full of fun and exciting activities for youths (aged 11 to 17 years). The program is held in January each year.

National Youth Week

2017 National Youth Week was held from Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April.  

More than 15 events were held ranging from outdoor activities to workshops. 

Mayor's Youth Breakfast

Council's 2017 Mayor's Youth Breakfast was held on Friday, March 31. 
The invitation-only event was attended by nominated youths between 12 and 24 years of age from across the Gladstone Region. 

Gladstone Pop Con

Gladstone Pop Con was held on Saturday 1 April. 

School holiday activities

Gladstone Regional Libraries, the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum and Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens often host school holiday activities for youths and families.

If your organisation is hosting events or activities for youths during school holidays, we're happy to assist with promoting the event. To arrange, please contact Council's Youth Development team located at the Community Advisory Service.