About us

The Barossa Council is committed to supporting and enhancing opportunities for the young people in the Barossa region. This is achieved with collaboration and support for projects, by and for young people, in addition to Council initiated projects, events and programs.


Youth Officer 

Council employs a part time Coordinator Youth Services who is responsible for working with youth service providers, schools and young people to advocate for youth needs and address issues by building on the community's commitment to youth development.  The Coordinator Youth Services is also actively involved in The Youth Advisory Committee of the Barossa.

To contact our Coordinator Youth Services, Brooke Chinner, about any youth related issue or project please call 8563 8415, 0417 503 243 or email bchinner@barossa.sa.gov.au or visit the Youth Coordinator's Facebook page


Work Experience

Council is committed to providing young people with opportunities to experience life in local government and regularly engages work experience students from local schools.

Council runs a trainee program where young people are able to gain work experience at the same time as gaining TAFE qualifications over a twelve month period. These places are advertised through the local press as they become available.


Recognition and Awards

A Young Citizen of the Year award is presented each year at our Australia Day Breakfast to recognise the community achievements of a young person.