Horsham Youth

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Horsham Rural City Council Council values the importance of young people and the significant contribution that they make to our community.

Young people are vibrant, passionate, innovative and enthusiastic about the communities in which they live. It is the responsibility of the community to support young people and provide them with every opportunity to succeed. Young people are not just our future they are also important in the present.

HRCC's Youth Services provide opportunities for young people to develop skills in leadership, program planning and project management. Council also offers various social and recreational activities and events for young people that are provided within safe and secure environments.

Young Mayors Program




The Horsham Young Mayors program is a partnership between Horsham Rural City Council and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), backing young people in the region to take on a more active role in local democracy and decision making.  It’s a chance for young people to make an impact on the local community.  With training, mentoring and money to run local projects and campaigns, Youth Councils won’t just have a voice – but a platform to take action.  Building on the foundations of the existing HRCC youth council, the Young Mayors program will support people aged 17 and under to get elected to the youth council. 

Elected by their peers, young council members will work together to define priority action areas.  Together, the youth council will serve a 12-24 month term working with their council to implement projects and events and influence decisions that impact their community. 

The Horsham Young Mayors Program is supported by the Victorian Government Department of Families, Fairness and Housing through the Engage program.

FYA Website: Young Mayors Horsham


Molly Whelan from FYA and Mayor Robyn Gulline at the Young Mayors launch, November 2022.

The Station

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The Station Youth Centre is a Council run multi-purpose, youth friendly hub where young people and the wider community can participate in a range of activities and services.

We will update the website and our Horsham Youth Facebook and Instagram when Council-run activities are on.

The Station can be hired free of charge to organisations that service the youth community. We also have conference/training day facility charges for business or organisations that would like to use The Station. For hire enquiries and bookings contact Louise Kelly on Ph 0436 006 274.

The Station is also undergoing Stage 2 redevelopmennt. You can read about Stage 2 here: The Station Youth Centre Redevelopment Stage 2 - Horsham Rural City Council (hrcc.vic.gov.au)

Other Horsham Youth Services

Australian Red Cross


The Australian Red Cross aims to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. Their purpose is to reduce suffering across Australia and internationally through mobilising the power of humanity.

The Red Cross offers several programs relevant to youth including Save-A-Mate (Alcohol and other Drug education) and Food REDi (Community Nutrition Information).

Australian Red Cross

Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-Operative

Goolum-Goolum-Logo.jpgGoolum Goolum delivers health and wellbeing services to the Aboriginal community across the Wimmera. They are dedicated to building cultural pride and ensuring their services respect Aboriginal culture, history and experience.

Youth services offered at Goolum Goolum include: Aboriginal Kinship Care Program, Celebrating Sistas, Community Home Support Program, Cultural Planning, Deadly Connections and Youth Justice.

 Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-Operative

Grampians Community Health


Grampians Community Health delivers a broad range of primary health care & community services for individuals and families in the Grampians region.  Their aim is to promote healthy living in the Grampians whilst improving the standard of living.

Their range of services for youth in our community is aimed at educating, prevention and providing support for those most in need.

Grampians Community Health

headspace Horsham

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The services cover issues such as relationships, drug and alcohol, mental health, bullying, anxiety, depression, bothering thoughts and uncertainty about future plans. 

Our headspace centre has disabled access gender neutral toilets, a large waiting areas filled with natural light, sensory objects, and a family waiting area with bean bags, couches, toys, games and books.

If you are interested in accessing headspace services, see our Welcome and Orientation Kit for Young People .

If you are a family member, friend or carer of a young person, see our Family, Friends and Carer Welcome Pack .

headspace is also a LGBTQI friendly service.

headspace Horsham

Horsham Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Centre.pngHorsham Aquatic Centre offers a wide range of programs for young people including youth memberships available for 12 – 17 years olds, school holiday programs, birthday parties and swimming lessons.
The Aquatic Centre also facilitates the Risky Kids program which combines an exciting class curriculum of parkour, ninja, Spartan and stunt skills, challenges and changes kid’s bodies and minds.

Horsham Aquatic Centre

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

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Horsham Regional Art Gallery offers a space to explore and connect young people with art and artists. 

We offer a space for young people to express themselves through creative projects that ignite and inspire. Young creatives aged 12-25 can get involved and access the Gallery’s programs and connect to the creative community of visual artists, designers and place makers from the region, around Australia and internationally.

Spread over two levels, the Gallery is a space that allows young people a free place to escape, to view touring and permanent exhibitions in a variety of mediums.

Open daily Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, weekends + public holidays 12pm – 4pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday).

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

The Centre for Participation


The Centre for Participation changes lives and communities through local opportunities in community support, volunteering, learning, and partnerships.

Services available for young people include the Club Leadership program, Licencing the Wimmera, Migrant Support, VETiS, Volunteering and Youth Justice.

The Centre for Participation

The Salvation Army



SalvoConnect Horsham Crisis housing support program has access to 3 properties for those who are 15 years old and over and who are in housing crisis. You can stay in one of these properties for a period of up to 13 nights. While you are there the crisis housing support worker will work with you to help you with any immediate needs you may have and to help you find other accommodation. Your crisis accommodation stay may be extended to 60 days if you are still working with your support worker to find other accommodation. Referral to the crisis support program is via the Homelessness Access Point.

SalvoConnect Horsham

Uniting Wimmera

Uniting Wimmera offers a range of youth support programs and services which have various goals and eligibility criteria.

These include the Creating Connections program, School Focused Youth Service, Youth Outreach and Family Mediation.

Uniting Wimmera

Victoria Police

Victoria Police is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of young people throughout the state. The youth programs developed by Victoria Police encourage young people to engage in positive social interaction. The activities are safe, as well as drug and alcohol-free.

Horsham Police are currently partners in the delivery of Cyber Safety Presentations to schools, and the Operation Flinders program.

Horsham contacts: Clyde Lourensz and Linda McLennan - 03 5382 9240

Victoria Police Youth Services

Wimmera Health Care Group


Wimmera Health Care Group offers a free women's clinic accessible to young people. 

The Women's Health Clinic includes family planning, sexual health and pap smears.

The family planning nurse can provide individual education and advice on any sexual health issue, including unplanned pregnancy, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, sexual functioning and perform pap smears.

All messages and consultations remain confidential.

Wimmera Health Care Group Family Planning

Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly


The Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly Inc. is a volunteer based organisation established to support the growth, development and promotion of sport and recreation at the grass roots level.

The Assembly provides a vital link between local clubs and state and national bodies. It has formed a solid partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria and other strategic partners (including VicHealth, Local Government, and health agencies) to provide a quality service for Wimmera sports clubs and associations which encompasses the needs and priorities of the region.

Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN

Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) are an initiative of the Victorian Government. They were established to bring together the expertise and experience of local education and training providers, business and industry, community organisations and individuals, parents and families and government agencies to support Victoria’s young people to complete Year 12 or its equivalent, including apprenticeships, traineeships or vocational training. LLENs also have a particular focus on young people who are at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged from education and training and are not in meaningful employment.

Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN