We aim to have a council of young people with a passion for the Nelson region and the community they represent. We meet monthly in the Council Chamber to discuss youth issues, actions, and projects that are important to the Youth Community.

Visit our Facebook page for details about Youth Council activities and awesome youth events going on in Nelson.

Why join Nelson Youth Council
  • To advocate for the Youth in your community on the issues they face
  • To push for the changes you want to see happen in the region.
  • To give your perspective during Council decision making and planning.
  • To work on projects and plans that benefit the city and your suburb.
  • To learn and develop as a future leader and change maker.

We make submissions to Council, support youth events and projects, and sponsor youth awards. We also run our own projects and initiatives around issues we have found important to young people in the community.

A Youth Councillor attends most Nelson City Council meetings and workshops to provide a youth voice to Council.

How to get involved

Applications for the 2024 Nelson Youth Council have closed.