We work closely with our LGBTIQA+ youth so that they feel supported in our community.
There are four programs currently operating in the shire:
Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow is a committee of local young people that plan and deliver youth LGBTIQA+ events, programs, consultations and training opportunities for young people aged 12-25.
This is a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for our LGBTIQA+ youth.
Read more about Over the Rainbow.
Mondo Lounge is a welcoming and inclusive safe space for young people aged 12-25. The lounge offers a place to socialise, offering free activities, workshops and training opportunities.
Read more about Mondo Lounge.
Youth Advisory Group
The Youth Advisory Group is a collection of local young people who advise Council on decisions, strategies and plans, as well as helping Council to better engage with young people.
Our LGBTIQA+ community is represented in this group.
Read more about our Youth Advisory Group.
FReeZA is a program that offers funding to community organisations and local governments to deliver safe, youth-friendly events.
We have received funding to host inclusive events for the young members of our community.
The FReeZA committee has a rainbow flag policy which stipulates that the flag must be displayed at all events. They also have a zero tolerance approach to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.
Read more about FReeZA.