Nillumbik Youth Hub

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Young people in Nillumbik will soon have a new space to call their very own with the creation of the Shire’s first Youth Hub.

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Nillumbik Shire Council has received $300,000 under the Victorian Government’s Youth Hubs grant program 2022-23, which will be matched by Council, to support the establishment of the first youth hub for the Shire by mid-2024.

As part of this project, Nillumbik will be redeveloping its community facility located at 32-34 Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek, into a dedicated, stand-alone youth hub to provide centralised support for young people 12-25 years old. The final plans include:

  • The provision of modern facilities, featuring an entry, foyer/reception, kitchen upgrade, one large multi-purpose room, two program rooms, office space, two consulting rooms
  • IT - equipped rooms to support delivery of hybrid programs and meetings
  • Accessible and ambulant toilet facility with shower facilities
  • New floor finishes, repainting throughout and upgraded building services
  • New outdoor covered area, including improved access, seating and shade 

Find out more and view final designs for the Youth Hub

Want to get involved?

We are actively seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from service providers who are interested in becoming a part of this exciting project.

Youth Hub Expression of Interest Form

Youth Hub Reference Group

The Youth Hub Reference Group will be responsible for providing advice to ensure the effective planning, development, and operation of the youth hub in Diamond Creek, aligning with the diverse needs, views, and interests of young people and professionals in the community.

The committee will be composed of Council staff, local young people aged between 15-25 years, representatives from partner agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

If you are interested in finding out more please email



Why a youth hub?

Council has taken steps to better identify and cater for the increasingly complex needs of youth (12-25 years old) as part of the Nillumbik Youth Strategy 2022-2026.

This has identified an urgent need to improve youth access to youth focused service providers. A youth hub has been identified as a critical step in attracting youth service -providers to Nillumbik to deliver essential services and programs to young people in a welcoming environment.

The youth hub will be co-designed with young people for young people.


What is the purpose of a Youth Hub

The Nillumbik Youth Hub will provide holistic wrap around support to young people by strengthening collaboration between local service organisations and Council to help deliver on key priorities within the Nillumbik Youth Strategy 2022-26 with a focus on prevention and early intervention. The model will focus on a youth-centred approach, involving young people in meaningful decision-making opportunities, to have their voices, lived experience and solutions heard.


For full details of the project, including answers to frequently asked questions, please go to Participate Nillumbik:

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