Victorian Youth Strategy: Have Your Say

The Victorian Government is developing a new, state-wide, youth strategy to make our state the best place to be for young people

How can you have your say?

Youth Forums

From October to December 2020, you can have your say on what matters to you, in online youth and community forums that will be youth-led. Some forums will be specific to local areas and others will be focused on specific groups of young people. You can choose to attend the forum that is most relevant to you. Find out more.

Bendigo and Loddon (Loddon, Campaspe, Macedon Ranges, Central Goldfields and surrounds) — Tuesday 24 November  4.00-6.30PM Register here.

LGBTIQA+ Young People — Friday 11 December  4.00-6.30PM Register here


Last Step – coronavirus roadmap for reopening

Victoria moves to Last Step restrictions from 11:59pm 22 November 2020.

What’s new?

  • As of 29 November 2020, no new cases have been diagnosed since yesterday with the total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria at 20,345. This is Victoria’s 30th consecutive day with no new cases.

Face Coverings

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, unless an exemption applies.
  • Face masks are not required outdoors except where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as farmers’ markets and other outdoor retail. There is a requirement to carry a mask at all times.

Temporary border controls with South Australia

  • The Victorian Government will continue to monitor the situation in South Australia and will continue to be guided by the health advice.
  • A permit is now required to enter Victoria from South Australia unless an exemption applies. For more information visit the Victorian Border Crossing Permit page.

ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.

Their trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information they offer to parents, makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

In addition to articles, ‘ReachOut Forums’ (supportive, safe and anonymous spaces) and wellbeing tools, ReachOut also includes ‘NextStep’.

If you’re 18-25 and going through a tough time, you’re not alone. NextStep will guide you to personalised support options in 3 simple steps. To access NextStep click here.