Youth Leaders Program

Young people in group

Applications for 2020 have now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Our Youth Leaders Program is a volunteer platform developed to provide an opportunity for young people aged 14-24 to become involved in the Toowoomba Regional Council. This program allows youth from across the region to learn about local communities and groups, local events, activities and services available for young people.

We currently service a regional population of 161,000 people (2016 ABS), with approximately 27,500 of these residents being young people. The Youth Leaders play an important part in ensuring that our programs are relevant, meet the needs of local young people and have the greatest reach possible. The Youth Leaders are also provided with opportunities to learn Council processes and the role of local governments. It also encourages them to have a say and assist in developing ideas that will benefit not only the young people of the region but the wider community.

The Youth Leaders are required to identify and share information on community issues and opportunities for young people to connect to events, programs and local service providers.

The Youth Leaders represent areas from all across the entire Toowoomba Region. They are encouraged to have a say in the development of their communities and to represent the voice of young people on community and Council-led programs.

Past achievements

The Youth Leaders Program commenced in early 2015 with 20 members being selected to represent the region. Since the program commenced youth leaders have:

Youth leaders have represented Toowoomba at:


2020 Youth Leaders Program

Each year, 25 positions are available for the Youth Leaders Program. 

Applications for the 2020 year have now closed. We have received an outstanding response this year and would like to thank everyone who applied. Applications are currently being assessed and we will be in contact with all applicants by 6 September 2019.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 08:22