Youth Employment Strategy

The Banyule Nillumbik Youth Employment Strategy is a local response to current and emerging issues on youth unemployment and underemployment across the region.

This work is supported by a regional partnership between community agencies, business, industry and council representatives, schools and education providers committed to improving youth employment and pathway opportunities for all young people living in the Banyule and Nillumbik region.

This year, work on the Banyule Nillumbik Youth Employment Strategy included the creation of a governance structure that will support the work of the local Taskforce to implement the Strategy locally. This includes the planning, consultation, development, implementation, and creation of local strategic outcomes for improved employment and pathway development for young people across the region.

Aim and Purpose of the Taskforce

  • To better understand how young people, engage with career related activities (in school and out of school) including but not limited to;
  • Current complex issues of both local and state-wide youth unemployment and underemployment issues’ and
  • Develop a coordinated Youth Employment Strategy to improve employment opportunities for young people across the region.

In 2021, the Youth Employment Strategy Taskforce will meet 4 times to undertake the work of the Strategy across the region. We welcome new members from schools, business and industry, local government, further education and training and community agencies to join us.

To find out more about the Taskforce contact Meri on

1_Youth Employment Strategy Taskforce Photo