The Hepburn Shire Youth Census is a Shire-wide youth engagement activity run by Hepburn Shire Council in partnership with Youth Gurus. The Census will give young people aged between 10 and 25 a voice in what happens in our Shire to better serve young people living, working, studying or playing in our towns and communities.

Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt said that Council is beginning the process of developing a new Youth strategy to support young people within our communities. Feedback from the census will help in this process. “There will be different engagement activities to help gather feedback from our young people, including a youth led co-design group, school pop ups, online Youth Census, online community youth pop up sessions and collaborative stakeholder workshops, said Cr Hewitt. “This is a great opportunity for young people in our Shire to have a voice in the development of a strategy that we hope will improve their lives in Hepburn Shire.”

The Youth Census can be accessed on-line at the Shire website. The census will remain open until 5 November 2021.

Results and outcomes from the census will be made publicly available after the census is complete.