Youth Development

In this section you can find out about Council's youth events, programs, services and how young people can get involved to help shape Council's projects and decision making. The City of Mitcham has a number of facilities and events that are specifically tailored for youth.  

Building on the success of last year’s event, Karinya Reserve Eden Hills will again be a hive of activity as it hosts the City of Mitcham’s Youth Fest 14. 

Thanks to planning by members of the Mitcham Youth Advisory Committee, Youth Fest 14 offers an afternoon of free entertainment and activities that the whole family can enjoy. 

Kicking off at 12 pm, the massive six metre outdoor stage will see some of the best local young musicians showcasing their talents in the Battle of the Bands. With major prizes that include full day recording studio time with award winning Mixmasters studio, paid playing gigs at Nevrland (Light Hotel), a playing spot at Scorcher Fest and heaps of music event tickets up for grabs, the Battle of the Bands will again be hotly contested. 

Skate park action will feature Skate and Scooter competitions with plenty of prizes, as well as a BMX Jam to be hosted by pro rider Ryan Llyod. Entry to the skate park competitions is free  and everyone is encouraged to enter as there are plenty of prizes on offer. Registrations can be downloaded Skate Rego(80 kb) , Scooter Rego(158 kb) , BMX Rego(79 kb) or register on the day. 

The free entertainment includes the popular eight metre rock climbing wall, face painting, airbrush artist and glitter tattoos, which will this year be joined by the Gladiator Battle Castle. All of these activities are completely free of charge so bring along the entire family and make an afternoon of it. 

A variety of youth focused stalls will be on show as well as the Sammy D Foundation Big Night Out Bus. The Eden Hills Scouts will be in attendance selling a vast range of food and drink, while students from Mitcham Girls High School will also be fundraising by selling slushies and fairy floss. 

For further information about this event, please contact Council's Youth Development Officer on 8372 8869 or email

FREE - Parents Informaiton Evening



Youth Nominations for Australia Day Awards

(Photo: 2014 Young Citizen of the Year Winner William Russell)

Mitcham Council presents Australia Day Awards each year to acknowledge achiements by individuals or groups living and/or working in Mitcham who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

Nominations for the 2015 Young Citizen of the Year and Excellence Awards are now open. Nominations must be recieved at the City of Mitcham Civic Centre by no later than 5pm on Friday 14th November 2014.

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