Last updated: 20 Feb, 2023

VicHealth Local Government Partnership

Power to our young people

Young Victorians have the potential to create real change for better, but it’s up to all of us to help them stand up and speak up. Together with Victorian councils, we’re amplifying their voices, ideas and experiences to create a healthier future for all our young people. One where they can grow up active, healthy and connected to their community.

It’s about finding fresh perspectives

By starting healthy conversations, we can all work together on creative solutions to the issues that impact our young people – especially those that face more barriers to good health and wellbeing.  

We work in collaboration with local government peak bodies and partner with health promotion experts to provide the best outcome for Victorian councils. Our partners include: Victorian Local Government Association, Municipal Association of Victoria, Deakin University and Latrobe University – among many others.

Working with councils

Over the coming years, we’ll partner with fast-track councils to help bring our young people’s ideas to life. We’ll provide the councils with a series of health promotion modules – the building blocks for effective change – that will help them act on these ideas and initiatives.


Victorian Local Government Partnership Fast-track Council map

See all fast-track councils on the first map. Click arrows to see councils per 'stream' in the second map.

The fast-track councils include:

  • Ballarat City Council
  • Bayside City Council
  • Buloke Shire Council
  • Cardinia Shire Council
  • Casey City Council
  • Central Goldfields Shire Council
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Stonnington
  • Colac Otway Shire Council
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Golden Plains Shire
  • Greater Dandenong City Council
  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council
  • Hume City Council
  • Indigo Shire Council
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  • Manningham City Council
  • Mansfield Shire Council
  • Maribyrnong City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Melton City Council
  • Mildura Rural City Council
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Mount Alexander Shire Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council
  • Rural City of Wangaratta
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council
  • Strathbogie Shire Council
  • Warrnambool City Council
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council

Partner with us

Through the VicHealth Local Government Partnership, we’ll support your council with all the tools you need to engage children and young people in your communities and help create change at a local level. It’s all covered in our health promotion modules which any Victorian council can access. 

You can sign up for the latest updates and receive information about:

  1. Applying as a fast-track council through our annual intake. Learn more about our fast-track councils here.
  2. The health promotion modules to explore at your own pace.

Sign up now 

Ready to learn more?

Read our program overview for more details about the program or email us at lg[email protected]. The program was a huge success last year, and you can learn more about our achievements here and here.