Youth Programs & Events- postponed until Further Notice


To protect the community against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mount Alexander Shire Council had postponed all youth programs and events until further notice.

The following youth programs have been postponed until further notice;

  • Young Makers Market
  • COscars Youth Film Festival
  • Library Lock In
  • Mondo Lounge Holiday Program


The following youth programs have been started via correspondence for term 2 ;

  • Mondo Lounge Youth Space
  • Freeza Committee Meetings
  • Youth Advisory Group Meetings


Updates on how we are going to deliver these programs, via online correspondence and digital platforms, will be available at the beginning of term 2, 2020.
To keep up to date with program announcements, please get in via the details below to be added to the youth mailing list.
During this time it’s important to stay connected to family and friends and we are looking into ways to keep you connected in other ways (i.e. through our website and social media, group chats etc.). We will keep you updated!
You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in the community.
It can be helpful to keep up-to-date but it’s also okay to switch off from the 24 hour media cycle if this is getting too much.
Check out the link below for tips to maintain a healthy headspace during this time:…/how-to-cope-with-stress-related…/  
Take some time in the next couple of weeks to do something you love! Read a book, draw, paint, cook, get into the garden, Skype / Facetime with mates and spend time with your family.
If you need to chat, reach out! Check out all the ways below to get in touch with us over the holidays  
Instagram: @mountalexandershireyouth
Facebook: Mount Alexander Shire Youth
Call: 5471 1700 and ask for the youth team 


If you need help right now,  please contact the appropriate service below


Castlemaine Hospital Urgent Care Centre: 5471 3555
Castlemaine Police: 5470 4100
Lifeline (crisis support and suicide prevention): 13 11 14
Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
Mental Health Triage (mental health crisis): 1300 363 788
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292
SuicideLine: 1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
1800 Respect (family violence or sexual assault):1800 737 732


Stay safe and look out for each other <3

– Youth Team