Horsham Youth


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.

Horsham Youth Strategy 2018-2028

The Horsham Youth Strategy is a 10 year document that outlines Horsham Rural City Council's commitment to young people aged 10-25 who live in our community.

The vision of the Horsham Youth Strategy is that "Horsham will be a youth friendly rural city, with engaged and empowered young people who have access to the services and opportunities they need for a healthy, safe and happy life".

Click here to read the Horsham Youth Strategy.

The Station



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. 

The Station can be hired free of charge to organisations that service young people in our 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, you can contact the Horsham Youth team via email: horsham.youth@hrcc.vic.gov.au

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)

Horsham Youth FReeZA



Are you a young person aged 12-25 who is passionate about seeing more events for young people in Horsham? Do you want to develop leadership skills and gain experience in the events and arts industry?

If this sounds like you, you can fill out the expression of interest form and a member of our Horsham Youth team will contact you to provide more information on how you can be a part of the FReeZA committee! 


Horsham Youth Council


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.

The young people pictured above, are the first democratically elected youth council in Victoria. Elected by their peers, our youth council members will serve a 12 month term, in which they will work together to define priority action areas and work with council to implement projects 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. 

Support Services in Horsham


headspaceHorsham supports young people between the ages of 12-25 years and provides FREE counselling and support with mental health, physical & sexual health, alcohol & other drugs, as well as work & study.


Uniting Wimmera 
Uniting Wimmera offer a range of different programs including homelessness support,
NDIS services, counselling, foster care, and child care services. Most programs cover residents of West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Horsham Rural City, Yarriambiack and Northern Grampians regions.


Grampians Community Health 
Grampians Community Health (GCH) delivers a broad range of health care and community services for individuals, families and the community. GCH provides a safe, flexible, inclusive and respectful environment that values a person’s culture, beliefs, values, gender identity and capacity.


The Orange Door
The Orange Door network provides coordinated family violence and child wellbeing support to residents of Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack with doors now open in Horsham.


Centre for Participation
The Centre for Participation changes lives and communities through local opportunities in community support, volunteering, learning, and partnerships. Services include food hub, laneway café, youth connections, meals on wheels and migrant support.


Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative 
Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative’s services take a holistic approach to improving the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our Indigenous communities. Areas of service include; early years, youth, family services, justice, housing, community & culture and home support.   


Victoria Police 
Victoria Police are available for crisis support 24/7. If you are experience an emergency, dial 000 immediately.


Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN 
Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) is a network of local education and training providers, business and industry, community organisations and individuals who support young people to complete year 12 or its equivalent, including apprenticeships and traineeships. LLENs also have a particular focus on young people who are at risk of disengaging, or who have already disengaged from education and training.

  • Address: 289 Baillie St, Horsham
  • Phone: (03) 5381 0122
  • Website: llen.com.au/


Vic Legal Aid
Vic Legal Aid support people with their legal problems by focusing on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most. Vic Legal Aid can provide support if you are going to court, are in need of a family intervention order, need education around sex and law and more.



eheadspace online support 
eheadspace online offers young people with access a variety of our safe and supportive online community chats that provide a great way to connect with others, and share resources that are helpful. Connect with other young people, family and friends with similar experiences to you.


Kids Helpline 
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.


Lifeline is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service and are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support. We are here for you.


Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue offer online counselling and over the phone support for all people who are experiencing a mental health challenge. Beyond blue also offer a range of digital resources for people looking to know about health and wellbeing.


Designed with – and specifically for – young people, ReachOut is 100% online, anonymous and confidential, and lets young people connect on their terms. From one-to-one peer support and moderated online communities, to tips, stories and resources, ReachOut offers a wide range of support options that allow young people to engage in the ways they want to, when they want to.