Our community is vibrant and growing with the Town and Shire firmly established as a regional growth centre. With our population continuing to grow and also to change, Council is working with the community and other stakeholders to ensure that the aspirations and needs of our community are being met.

Details of Council’s Strategic Plans and a full community profile is available here.


Young Shire is a home to more than 36% of residents aged 55 and over and this figure is predicted to increase. Council and acknowledges the positive contribution that our seniors make to our community through active participation in the workforce, volunteering, as carers, and in engaging in educational, recreational, cultural, civic and social activities.

Details of special interests, leisure and hobby activity groups in which all residents of Young Shire may choose to participate can be found in the Community Services Directory.


Young Shire Council is committed to ensuring that young people in our community are valued and have a voice in the decisions affecting their future.

In 2010, Council adopted the Young Youth Strategy, which is currently under review.

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The Young Youth Council is a section 355 Committee of Council, and is made up of 12 representatives from school and the community aged between 15-25 years. It is a direct voice to full Council on Youth issues in our Shire.

The Youth Council aims to:

  • consider and raise the issues and concerns of young people of our community, develop strategies to address these issues / concerns, and make recommendations to Council,
  • organise Youth Week and other youth events and activities,
  • increase the communities awareness of young people and the issues which are important to them, and
  • highlight young people’s contributions to the community.

The Youth Council organises several youth events through out the year including Youth Week, movie nights and the annual Cherry Chase Fun Run.

Anyone interested in being involved with the Youth Council should contact the Youth Council via email mail@young.nsw.gov.au


Young Shire Council acknowledges and respects that Indigenous Australians are the first peoples of this land and the Wiradjuri peoples are the first regional custodians of the Young Local Government Area. This recognition includes acceptance of the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Australians to participate in decision making.

Young Shire Council acknowledges the shared responsibility of all Australians to respect and encourage the development of an awareness and appreciation of each others heritage, culture and origin. In so doing, Young Shire Council recognises and respects the heritage, culture, sacred sites and special places of Indigenous Australians.

The Young Aboriginal Advisory Committee is a section 355 committee of Council striving for common goals between Council and the local Indigenous community. It meets bi-monthly. Any issues that the community believe should be raised by this committee can be communicated to the General Manager for inclusion.

A copy of Council’s Aboriginal Heritage Study with Cultural Landscapes Mapping is available here.

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Young Shire welcomes people from diverse culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Our community is vibrant and diverse with 7.8% of residents born overseas.

Council invites participation and representation from CALD people and representatives of the Young & District Multicultural Group are active members of Council’s Healthy Shire Group Committee.