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About Youth Services

The video above was filmed at the Sydney Road Street Party in 2019 and shows performances on the Oxygen Stage and the Moreland Youth team in action.

About Moreland Youth

Moreland Youth is a free service for young people aged between 12 and 24 years. Our purpose is to work alongside young people, their families, schools and other youth service providers in Moreland to create opportunities, support & empower young people.
Moreland Youth welcomes all young people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences including CALD, ATSI, LGBTQI+ young people and young people living with disability.

  • Call us on 1800 My Youth (1800 699 6884) Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
    Visit us Oxygen Youth Space at 4-8 Gaffney Street, Coburg North 3056.
    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Subscribe to our monthly Moreland Youth Community e-newsletter to find out about current programs, events and services for young people.

  • Moreland Youth is Moreland Council's dedicated youth service. We run services for young people from age 12 to 24.

    Our staff have a range of experience and backgrounds. All our staff have experience working with young people.

  • We commit to having a clear process of handling complaints. This includes complaints about the behaviour of our staff.

    If you need to make a complaint, you can call Moreland Council on 9240 1111. You can also make a complaint at the Moreland Civic Centre or the Oxygen Youth Space. The Manager of Youth Services will respond to all complaints. We will keep our records confidential.

    For more details go to our Complaints about Council services page.

1800 My Youth 

Call 1800 My Youth (1800 699 688) for support, advice and information. Our helpful and knowlegable staff can assist you between Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. 

Our Strategies for supporting young people

Our Youth strategies guide the creation and delivery of all our services. These strategies also help us to provide for the current and future needs of young people.

  • In 2018 we consulted with approximately 2,300 young people, local service organisations and educators to find out how we can improve our services and offerings to help young people reach their full potential.

    Out of this research and consultation we developed Full Potential: A Strategy for Moreland's Young People in 2019. This strategy outlines 5 outcome areas where we can best support young people, including:

    1. Improving our service system

    2. Enhancing voice and participation

    3. Increasing skills and job opportunities

    4. Supporting health and resilience

    5. Providing youth friendly spaces and places

    You can find out more about this strategy by downloading a copy below, and you can also see our needs and service analysis from 2018 that was also created based on our research and consultation phase.

  • Our youth action plan is tied to our full potential strategy (see above). In order to act on our full potential strategy we have committed to develop a series of 2-year action plans which will enable flexibility, continuous improvement, and allow us to make priority adjustments to our plan.

    We send our yearly update reports from our action plan to Council. Council then decide if they will endorse these reports. Currently there are no endorsed reports. When endorsed reports are available you will be able to access them here.

    The first and current youth action plan for 2020 to 2021 was developed and endorsed in 2019, and has been aligned to Moreland youth's current available resources.

    You can find out more about our current action plan by downloading a copy below:

  • For more information about Moreland Youth strategies you can email the Youth Projects Coordinator Damien Woodcock at dwoodcock@moreland.vic.gov.au or you can speak to someone from the youth team by calling 9389 8647.

Data and social research

We use data and social research to understand the needs and challenges of Moreland's young people and develop our services to suit. 

Student Placements

We are committed to the ongoing professional development of students preparing for a career in Youth Work. We provide opportunities for placement for university students as well as placement/work experience for secondary students.

We provide an exciting ‘hands on’ Professional Placement Program (PPP) for third year university students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Youth Work course to assist with their studies and help them gain practical experience. In collaboration with Universities, we will provide students with relevant and meaningful experience and give them the opportunity to work directly with young people and gain essential skills.

  • All students who participate in the PPP will get to:

    • Plan a Youth Engagement Program
    • Deliver a Youth Engagement Program
    • Evaluate a Youth Engagement Program
    • Supervise drop-in sessions with other staff members
  • Other opportunities when available will include:

    • Attending Network Meetings
    • Contributing to Policy Development
    • Assisting with Funding Applications
    • Industry Training and Development
    • Research and Presentations
    • Observation
  • For more information on eligibility, how to apply and intake periods please review our Professional Placement Program brochure for 2021 (PDF).

    You can also contact us for more information by emailing oxygen@moreland.vic.gov.au or calling us on 9389 8640

     

  • We do also provide placement/work experience for Secondary students. If you are interested in finding out more about these placement and work experience opportunities for secondary students you can contact us at oxygen@moreland.vic.gov.au or call us on 9389 8640