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Youth services

The City of Whittlesea Youth Service exists to provide a range of opportunities for young people aged 10 – 25 to participate in their community. Young people from all backgrounds and abilities are invited to take part and get involved in everything we do.

Baseline for Young People 

Baseline provides support to young people, youth groups, parents, and other agencies that work with young people. Young people can:

  • Contact our Youth Development Officers at EDGE
  • Attend youth events and programs
  • Like our Facebook Page
  • Follow us on Instagram


The City of Whittlesea Youth Service is proudly Rainbow Tick accredited. The Rainbow Tick is designed to support organisations to improve the quality of services they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) service users, staff a volunteers.

For more information about LGBTIQA+ services and supports, refer to our Rainbow Program section and to LGBTIQA+ services heading in the where to go for help section of our website.



We run a number of events, programs, workshops and activities. To see what's coming up, including school holiday programs and FReeZA events, visit our Youth Events page.

Youth Mentoring Career Pathways Program

The Youth Mentoring Career Pathways (YMCP) program brokers relationships between marginalised young people and mentors within the local community.

Young people are carefully matched with a volunteer Mentor from a professional background. Mentors provide individual support and guidance with career pathway planning for up to nine months.

Mentors can assist with:

  • Resume writing
  • Looking for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Goal setting
  • Practicing English
  • Education and Career pathways
  • Expanding your networks

Workshops are a great way to expand your knowledge, connect with other young people

and mentors to learn new skills that support you personally and professionally.

We run workshops online and in person and cover a range of topics including:

  • Job readiness and preparing for work
  • Career and life coaching to reach your goals
  • Discovering your passion and purpose
  • Self-care for wellbeing and building resilience

Who can join?

To join the YMCP program you must:

  • be 16-24 years old
  • be connected to Whittlesea (live, study, socialise etc.)
  • be currently unemployed or under-employed

Youth Development Officers

Youth Development Officers are youth workers whose role is to listen to and advocate for young people.

We seek to get to know young people's needs in the community and find ways to make sure young people can have access to programs, information, supports and services that help with all that young people need to feel heard, connected, engaged, interested and safe and supported in their community.

We are always interested in connecting with young people to hear their ideas, needs and what they want to see in their local community.

To find out more or to connect to a local area Youth Development Officer, email us at: or phone 9404 8800.

Youth Plan

Our Youth Plan 2030+ is an action plan that guides how we will deliver services and programs for young people into the future.


EDGE Youth Services

Shop MM1, Westfield Plenty Valley
415 McDonalds Rd, Mill Park
P: 9404 8800