The Central Goldfields Shire Youth Hub is now open at the Maryborough Town Hall.
A one-stop-shop for our local young people, the Youth Hub is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 5pm until July, 2020.
A range of programs and services are provided at Council's Youth Hub including Go Goldfields Youth Alliance, Youth Support and Advocacy Service, Anglicare, Maryborough District Health Service, Victoria Police, Cobaw Health and more.
Information about health, alcohol and other drugs, homelessness, mental health is also available along with services including referrals, intake and counselling.
Young people are also encouraged to utilise the computers, free Wi-Fi and quiet study/reading space.
The Youth Hub is part of six month trial of an integrated service model that will be accessed by young people across the Central Goldfields Shire.
The Youth Hub is temporarily closed as a result of COVID-19. Local services are busy planning for its reopening making sure that restrictions are followed and the safety of staff and young people is prioritised.
The trial will inform a business case for a permanent youth facility, co-designed with local young people, that combines an integrated service model with a recreational youth space for the Shire. The need for a Youth Hub was identified after considerable consultations with young people, youth service delivery experts, and community members.