Circular Head Council employs a Youth and Community Officer to facilitate youth and community programs.
There is a variety of activities and services available to the young people of Circular Head.
For further information contact Council on (03) 6452 4800.
Circular Head Youth Strategic Plan
Please find a copy of the Circular Head Youth Strategic Plan, which was adopted in May 2016, following consultation with the community.
The Circular Head Youth Policy Statement should also be viwed in conjunction with this plan.
Circular Head Youth Leaders (CHYL)
The Circular Head Youth Leaders is a Youth Advisory Group to Council. Their role is to improve the health and wellbeing of young people by supporting and engaging youth, while allowing their voices to be heard.
CHYL meets regularly to advise Council on youth issues and concerns and develop activities and projects for young people in Circular Head.
CHYL is now recognised in the community as a vibrant group of young people making positive changes in the lives of other Circular Head Youth. They support and assist at community events such as:
- National Youth Week
- Australia Day - Twilight on the Duck
- Winter Woollies Campaign
- Relay for Life
- Christmas Parades and Christmas Carols
- ANZAC Day
- School Holiday Activities
- YNOT Youth Conferences
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Other Leadership Opportunities
As well as providing an opportunity to develop leadership skills through Circular Head Youth Leaders (CHYL) Circular
Head Council's youth advisory group, Council has assisted both secondary schools with Youth Leadership activities.
Council has also nominated young people for leadership programs outside of schools.
Council recognises contributions to the community by a young person each year through its Young Citizen of the Year award, announced as part of the annual Australia Day celebrations.
The skate park has been in operation since 2001. The facility attracts a number of users, and offers an alternative, low cost recreational activity. Regular skate jams are organised at the venue. Smithton Skatepark is located on the corner of Nelson Street and Havelock Street, Smithton.
Youth Art + Photography Competition
This annual event is part of Art About Town month and is open to young residents of Circular Head aged between 12 and 25. Entry is free and prizes are awarded.
The art work can be in any medium, and is displayed in various businesses around the Smithton CBD.
Other youth activities organised and/or supported by Council include:
Circular Head Youth Centre - Seven Up
The Seven Up Youth Centre, at the SCF Building on Nelson Street, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-5pm. Seven Up is a place where students from grade 7 to 12 can come and relax in a newly revamped youth based area.
The centre staff and committee are dedicated to providing a safe, youth friendly space that respects young people; works with them to support their mental, emotional and physical health and encourages them to try new things and build new skills.
Seven Up offers a range of activities on a daily basis which keep the young people occupied in a positive environment. These activities include; cooking, 8 Ball, Table Tennis, board and card games, PS3, XBOX, internet connection, basketball, musical instruments and other planned activities.
Seven Up is a collaboration between Rural Health Tasmania, Circular Head Council, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC) and Smithton Christian Fellowship (SCF). The Seven Up Vision is to create a sustainable, youth friendly space where young people in Circular Head can feel safe, supported, included, listened to and welcomed.
For more information and background on Seven Up click here.
Also feel free to check out this video of highlights via YouTube.
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Other organisations represented in Circular Head:
- Scouts (including Venturers)
- Various Church Youth Groups
Riverbend Youth Centre
Riverbend Youth Centre is situated 6km south of Smithton on Trowutta Road in a beautiful riverside setting. The centre consists of a large complex all under one roof. It is capable of accommodating around 120 people and caters for all types of camps and conferences.
Riverbend is administered by the Christian Brethren Churches of Circular Head.
For further information visit Riverbend Youth Centre website.