Young People

We recognise the significant value of young people and their contributions to the community.

Through our grants program, we assist community groups in providing opportunities, effective youth services, and projects throughout the Townsville region.

Townsville Youth Council (TYC)

"12 to 25 in age, 12 to 25 in strength".

The Townsville Youth Council is now recruiting.

Emerging Youth Leaders Program

The Emerging Youth Leaders Program is an opportunity for Townsville’s youth in years 10-12 to network, build leadership skills and learn how they can be advocates for important community issues.

The 2023 Emerging Youth Leaders Program was held on 3 – 5 May 2023. The exciting three-day program focussed on discovering leadership through passion, purpose and vulnerability. Participants were empowered and inspired by keynote speakers and workshops covering leadership, public speaking, cultural conversations and self-expression through creative art.

The Emerging Youth Leaders Program is presented by Townsville City Council and Townsville Youth Council.

More Information

For more information, or to be added to the email list (for TYC information, projects, and activities) contact our Community Development Officer on 13 48 10 or email.

For information about upcoming programs follow Townsville Youth Council’s Facebook page.

Townsville Youth Council