Youth leadership programs

Frankston City Youth Council

Frankston Youth Council is a youth advocacy and action group of 12-24 year old young people who are connected to the Frankston area. The group meets fortnightly to discuss, plan and action appropriate business between the months of March to December. Youth Council provides a platform for young people to have a voice and represent other young people within the Frankston community. Youth Council is a platform to explore their own personal government and community objectives.

Youth Council is inclusive and open to all young people in the Frankston area. We encourage young people from a low socio-economic background, LGBTQIA+ identifying, young people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse to apply.

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What does it involve?

  • Plan, organise and facilitate a youth project and event, based on Youth Councils chosen vision for Frankston 2022
  • Providing feedback for new and existing Council initiatives through a consultative process on issues that may affect young people in the community
  • Volunteer at events and within the community
  • Participate in training and workshops for personal development and future possibilities

Key Selection Criteria

Selection for the Frankston Youth Council will take into account the following criteria:

  • An ability to display competency during the interview and intake process
  • A 90% commitment rate to meetings
  • The ability to contribute to meetings and complete assigned actions
  • Demonstrate a positive connection with local community members and stakeholders

Please note that all successful applicants must provide a completed indemnity form and vaccination certificate in accordance of COVID-19 Government Guidelines to be accepted into the Frankston Youth Council

Applications for the 2022 Frankston Youth Council have closed.

Want to know more?
Call: 9768 1366 (Monday to Friday)

Be Part of a Change – Applications

Frankston Youth Council applications will open next year for 2023 Youth Council recruitment.

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Fresh Entertainment (FReeZA)

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FReeZA Frankston is an innovative youth development program that provides opportunities for young people to enjoy live ALL AGES events that are affordable, accessible, drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.

Funding from Frankston City Council and FReeZA grants provided by the Victorian Government give young people the opportunity to become part of a FReeZA committee. The Frankston based FReeZA program is called ‘Fresh Entertainment’.

For over 15 years, the Fresh Entertainment team has planned, organised and run all sorts of live events such as Open Mic Nights, Push Start Battle of Bands, markets, variety shows, movie nights, Skim and Skate competitons, as well as a dedicated Emerging Artist stage at Frankston’s Waterfront Festival. All programs and projects are facilitated and supported by Youth Workers. 

Keep up to date with Fresh Entertainment (FReeZA) using our Instagram, Facebook and Bandcamp pages:


Apply using the below form to become a member of the Fresh Entertainment Youth Committee who create, steer, plan and deliver All Ages Events in Frankston:

FReeZA 2022 - Fresh Entertainment Program Application Form(PDF, 671KB)

If successful, you will join our committee of young people aged 15-24 in free opportunities for networking, professional development and hands-on experience with creative and organisational aspects of event planning in Arts, Music and Culture. See the application above for a description of available opportunities. 

Frankston Youth Recording Studio

The Fresh Recording Studio is located at Ebdale Community Hub and exists as a safe and relaxed space for young people to express themselves creatively and learn skills in audio production. 

The studio program offers partnerships between emerging young musicians and volunteer Audio Engineer mentors. Some of these tracks are featured on Fresh’s annual compilation album and performed live at the album launch event. Visit our Bandcamp for previous compilation albums:

To express your interest in recording at the studio please complete the Expression of Interest form(PDF, 263KB) and email it to:

Feel free to call Imogen or Cal for more information about these opportunities on 9768 1366.

Compilation Album

As part of this annual project, 5 young artists record original tracks at the Fresh Entertainment Recording Studio with a volunteer audio engineer mentor.

Artists participating in the Compilation Album project have the opportunity to take part in ‘Making it in the Music Industry’ group training facilitated by The Push. Artists are also invited to perform their tracks at the album launch event.

Learn more about each of the 2021 Compilation Album artists by watching their videos here:



Volunteer as a Sound Engineer

FReeZA Frankston are grateful for the Volunteer Audio Engineers who make studio projects possible for young people in our community. Volunteer hours are flexible and volunteers have access to studio facilities. Volunteer audio engineers and music producers are trained, resourced and supported by FReeZA facilitators so that they can develop their own initiatives and projects at the recording studio with young local musicians and performers. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and are subject to an application and interview process.

To read more about the role of a volunteer audio engineer as part of our studio program please read the position description(PDF, 174KB). To express your interest in becoming a volunteer audio engineer at our studio please complete the FReeZA Audio Engineer Application 2022(PDF, 968KB)  and email it to 

Open Mic Nights  

Fresh Entertainment host an All Ages Open Mic Night, where local performers can showcase their talents including musicians, poets, comedians and more. This is a family-friendly event. You can either register on the night or prior by emailing the Fresh Entertainment committee on


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Contact Us

Fresh Entertainment:

Alternatively –

Ph. 03 9768 1366 or 0439 351 433

Cal Rafferty-Brown
Ph. 03 9768 1366 or 0488 599 249

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Youth Stewards

Our Youth Stewards are youth volunteers, between the ages of 17-21, who have an interest in and want to learn more about the services and programs provided by Frankston Youth Service. Youth Stewards are given the opportunity to gain experience with Frankston Youth Service through the role of supporting and providing assistance to our youth workers during the organisation and facilitation of events.

Other tasks Youth Stewards undertake include:

  • Welcoming young people and other visitors to the centre
  • Assisting in School Holiday Programs, where required
  • General administration tasks
  • Ensuring the quality of Youth Service equipment
  • Assisting in marketing

The young person must reside in the Frankston municipality in order to be considered for the role.

To apply to become a Youth Steward, download and complete the Youth Steward Volunteer Policy form below, then forward it to


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Youth Advisory Group (NexGen Advisory)

Frankston Youth Services Youth Advisory Group (NexGen) brings young people together to share their experiences and co-design solutions to programs and events for young people in the Frankston Area.

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Our NexGen members will provide Frankston Youth Services with invaluable insight to help us improve services for all local Young People.

The Youth Advisory Group gives young people a platform to share their views and have their voices heard! In addition, it provides a forum that allows young people to develop their confidence, social connections, and leadership skills.

Aims & Objectives:

  • Recognise, showcase, and celebrate young people's contribution to our community.
  • Promote the talents, achievements, and accomplishments of young people. 
  • Provide a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for young people to participate. 
  • Support young people's participation in the planning of programs and events.
  • Assist young people to express their ideas and provide them with opportunities and a platform to have their voices heard within their local community.
  • Improving services for young people.
  • Ensure young people have their say and that their voices and contributions are heard.
  • Empower young people through purposeful engagement, providing young people with opportunities to take on meaningful and valued roles within their community.
  • Involve young people in decision-making processes.

Our values:

  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Diversity & Representation
  • Compassion
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Commitment

Applications always open see below on how:

  • Aged 12 – 24 years?
  • Want to make a difference in the programs and events run in Frankston?
  • Want to be a part of a team of Youth Volunteers who are making a difference to your local community's youth programs and events?
  • Are you able to commit to at least 2 hrs, 4 times a year?

We’re keen to hear from a diverse range of voices from young people aged 12-24years old who live, study, work, or play in the Frankston area. You are especially encouraged to apply if you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young person, have a disability, come from a culturally diverse background or identify as LGBTQIA+.

If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, follow the link below to join our volunteer NexGen Advisory Group NOW… It’ll only take ya 5 minutes... tops!  :)

Join now

We are always on the lookout for new recruits.

If you’re feeling like you might prefer to have a chat with one of the team about NEXGEN, or need some assistance in signing up, feel free to get in touch us via phone or text (if you’d prefer!)!

Here is the contact info to get in touch with some of our super friendly staff:

Shay: 0459 912 400
Kellie: 0488 591 421
Youth Central: 9768 1366