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Youth in Marion

The City of Marion is committed to working with young people and the community to make the region a positive and inclusive place for young people to live, work, play and connect.

We celebrate diversity and individually and ensure all projects, events, grants and partnerships are inclusive for all young people including people of various gender, age, sexuality, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs and those living with disability.

Youth Collective Committee

We are seeking young people aged 12 - 25 living or connected to the City of Marion who are passionate about local issues and want to make a difference to join our Youth Collective Committee (YCC). The vision for this group is to work with teams and departments across council on issues, topics and concerns that are important to all young people. The YCC will also engage in opportunities/projects that arise around the top issues affecting young people including mental health, the environment, arts and music, education and technology, safety, and youth specific events.

Applications close Monday 22 June, 2020.

Passion Projects Competition: Show Us Your Passion!

We are calling on young people aged 12-25 and living in the City of Marion to show us their passion.
It can be anything from song writing, to illustration, to furniture refurbishment.
Simply send us a video or a photo of your creation and you could win!

1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize:
$150 Voucher

Send entries to or @COMYD on Facebook.
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 2 June, 2020.

Terms and Conditions:
Entrants be between the ages of 12 and 25, and live within the City of Marion.
Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Entries will be judged by our Digitize It! team and announced via Facebook.
Winners will be contacted. When submitting your entry please include your name, age and suburb.

Digitize It!

In conjunction with SA Youth Week the City of Marion is proud to announce the launch of Digitize it! An online campaign that will led by local young people. This is a space for sharing, creating, participation and celebrating the many talents and passions of young people within our city.

This year things are very different for young people across the globe and more than ever we need to celebrate the contributions young people make to our community every day.

We are looking for 3-4 young people to help drive this project and expressions of interest are open via email at until 28/04/2020.

Digitize it! Is a direct response to the findings from the 2019-2023 Voice it! Youth Report.

Youth Engagement Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are now open for City of Marion's Youth Engagement scholarship to Venture Dorm.

This partnership will give five young adults who live, work or play in the City of Marion township an opportunity to take their business ideas through Venture Dorm. We're inviting people aged between 18-25, who are drawn to entrepreneurship and value the possibilities of a career path less travelled to apply. If that sounds like you, or anyone you know, please spread the word.

Applicants will be shortlisted for interviews in early March, ahead of Venture Dorm kicking off on March 24th. The five successful founders chosen will receive a fully sponsored place in the 8 week program, valued at $995.

Youth Development Grants

The Youth Development Grants are designed to support eligible groups and organisations to deliver exciting, well-managed and relevant activities and programs whilst strengthening connections for young people 12-25 years in our community.

The grants can assist youth organisations and services to identify projects that they feel meet a local need, utilising their experience, expertise and existing connections in the City of Marion. The Youth Development Grants will contribute to providing positive opportunities in a strong, connected and inclusive community.

Voice It Create it Do it.

Urgent assistance

If you need urgent assistance or support, call a crisis service now using the below phone numbers. The below websites can also provide great information and support.

Crisis service phone numbers

  • Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
  • Life Line; 131 114
  • Crisis Care: 131 161
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1300 131 340
  • South Australian Police (SAPOL) - Emergency: 000
  • South Australian Police (SAPOL) - Assistance Line: 131 444

 Useful websites

Youth Policies