Information about youth council membership and activities.

Applications to join the youth council have now opened.

Apply now!

Applications open in October of each year and if you meet the following criteria, we want to hear from you:

  1. Between 12 and 24 years old as at 1 February 2022
  2. Live within the boundaries of the Selwyn district
  3. Available to attend meetings and events across Selwyn
  4. Have the ability to work with other people and as part of a team

The youth council membership will provide a broad representation of the Selwyn district youth population including an appropriate balance relating to gender, geography, age, ethnicity and skills.

The youth council membership will represent the four Selwyn district wards as follows:

  • Selwyn Central Ward - four youth council members
  • Springs Ward -  three youth council members
  • Malvern Ward - two youth council members
  • Ellesmere Ward - two youth council members
  • Te Taumutu Rūnanga - one youth council representative

For more information please refer to the Selwyn Youth Council's Terms of Reference.