The Junior Council is a student leadership program for Year 10 and 11 students from local Gold Coast high schools.
Through exploration of civic leadership, this two-year program provides students with the opportunity to actively participate in their local community, by
Our program provides an effective platform to consult with young people, to exchange ideas and learn about local government process, and ultimately foster active and engaged young leaders on the Gold Coast.
2021 will mark the 29th year of Junior Council, and with your involvement, we anticipate that it will be another successful year!
Visit YouTube to view the 2020 Junior Council Executive candidate speeches
The City of Gold Coast Junior Council program aims to provide young people with:
Application to Junior Council is through a membership process.
Each school is invited to nominate two students to enter the program per year. Students cannot join without school registration. Students who wish to register for the program should contact their individual high schools. Students in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply for membership. Students join in Grade 10 and continue to complete the program in Grade 11.
School and student membership applications open in October for the following year and close in early February.
To register your school for the 2021 Junior Council Program complete the following School Membership Form.
To register your participation in the 2021 Junior Council Program please complete the Student Membership Form and the Junior Council Media Consent Form.