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Maroondah City Council's Youth Services team provides a wide range of services to local young people (aged 10 to 25) and their families who live, work, study or play in Maroondah.

For information on programs, events and services for young people aged 10-25 in Maroondah and their families, visit our youth services website. The site also provides valuable information on resources and networking for service providers.

Youth Services website

EV's Youth Centre

In response to the current Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions, EV's Youth Centre will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.  If you need to speak to a youth worker, please call us on 9294 5704.

EV's Hangout

EV’s Hangout is just that, a hangout at our EV's Youth Centre . A safe place where young people (12-25) can:

  • access laptops and Wi-Fi
  • play games
  • socialise 
  • get free snacks
  • speak to a Youth Worker to get support.

EV's Hangout runs out of EV's Youth Centre at 212 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon. Come check it out every Thursday during each school term from 3-6pm.

Our EV's Hangout program can also be accessed online while COVID-19 social distancing is in place. Read more about the Hangout @ Home program 

Read more about EV's Hangout on the youth website 

Youth Support Service

Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Council has had to make some changes to our Youth Support Service. We will now be providing support to our young people via phone, Skype or Facebook. We understand this is a difficult time for people so if you need support please reach out, we are here for you. 

Youth Services can help young people (10-25 years old in the Maroondah area) with one on one support for a wide range of things, such as finding a job, family issues, getting involved in the community, issues with school, or if you're just having a hard time. If we can't help, we'll find another service who can and support you to access that service.

To connect with us for support, simply fill in the Support Request Form to help us understand what you need, or call Youth Services on 9294 5704 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm).

L2P learner driver mentor program - currently taking applications 

Do you want to help a young person get their licence?

Our young people can’t achieve this significant milestone without the help from adult volunteers.

To be eligible as a mentor, you need to be over 21 years of age, hold a full driver’s licence and be willing to commit to at least one hour a week over a 12 month period.

The program is fully supported by Maroondah City Council's Youth Services team and our volunteer mentor drivers are given comprehensive training and support throughout the program and driving sessions are held in the Maroondah TAC L2P vehicle.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer mentor driver for the L2P program, see Careers@Maroondah

Following the Victorian Government’s announcement to cease all non-essential activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has decided to suspend the L2P drives until further notice. However, we are still taking mentor applications while we wait to get back on the road. 

Maroondah Positive Education Network

Formerly known as Plus10 schools, the Maroondah Positive Education Network is a partnership between Maroondah City Council, the Maroondah Principals Network, the Victorian Government Department of Education & Training, the University of Melbourne and the Institute of Positive Education, who are working together to implement Positive Education in local schools.

The aim of the network is to increase the wellbeing and educational outcomes of students in Maroondah through the implementation of Positive Education and targeted wellbeing initiatives. There are currently 27 schools participating in the network.

You can learn more about these initiatives and the work of the Youth Services team by visiting the Maroondah Positive Education Network page on the Youth Website. 

Further information

Please contact Maroondah City Council's Youth Services on 9294 5704 or visit the Youth Services website

26/05/2017
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