Youth Programs & Events- Updates


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

The following youth programs have been postponed until further notice;

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


The following youth programs have been adapted to run via correspondence for the remainder of 2020 ;

  • Mondo Lounge Youth Space
  • Freeza Committee Meetings
  • Youth Advisory Group Meetings
  • Young Makers Market Committee Meetings

During these uncertain times it’s important to stay connected to family and friends. We are continuously adapting out programs and looking into ways to keep you connected safely during Covid-19 Restrictions  (i.e. through our website and social media, group chats etc.).

To keep up to date with program and event announcements, please get in via the details below to be added to the youth mailing list or follow our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook at @Mountalexandershire_youth



Help and support

We understand the impacts of COVID-19 have been difficult for many people. If you, your young person or someone you know is struggling, please reach out.

Below are a few support services you’re able to access, with some good online resources.


How to get in touch with the Mount Alexander Shire Youth Team

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