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Youth Services

Physical Address: Carinya Education Park, 103 Blair Street, New Norfolk  Tas  7140 
Postal Address:  PO BOX 595, New Norfolk  Tas  7140
Telephone: 0408 618 588
Email: mhill@dvc.tas.gov.au

Youth Services

Council's youth services are based at Carinya Education Park, adjacent to New Norfolk High School. This complex houses a number of services, including external non-government organisations who are primarily involved in service delivery for young people and the broader community. Carinya Education Park continues to be utilised by a number of skills and training providers who offer accredited and non-accredited short courses to assist youth and long term unemployed to prepare for or gain for employment. Council supports these activities through providing a low cost area for the delivery of such courses.

Council's Youth Services provides various opportunities for youth in the area to fully develop their potential. Council actively works with and supports a number of groups representing young people (12-25 years of age). These service include:

The New Norfolk Inter-agency Support Team (NNIAST)

NNIASTs are an initiative of Tasmanian Police with the aim to case-manage young people (5-17 years) and their families with multiple and complex problems.

School Holiday Program

Council provides assistance with promotion and publicity, and the provision of transport and supervision for Derwent Valley youth to participate in these programs.

Derwent Valley Youth Centre

Council provides supervision and support at this facility located in Circle Street New Norfolk in-partnership with various youth service providers and stakeholders.

Derwent Valley RAFT (Real Action .... Forward Thinking)

Derwent Valley RAFT is an over-arching supporting body initiated and convened by Council to assist with coordinated delivery of youth programs in the Derwent Valley. RAFT convenes networking opportunities and information sharing for youth service providers and stakeholders through the operation of regular RAFT Forum meetings. Outcomes of these forums include the development of an online calendar of programs, a Derwent Valley Learning Precinct, Community2Sea program and Community of Wellness project.

Other outcomes include obtaining membership of the unique Tasmanian initiative 26TEN and engaging a 26TEN Awareness Officer to raise awareness and map education and learning opportunities in the Derwent Valley.

All information contained in 26TEN Derwent Valley Educational Services Quick Reference Guide and Detailed Guide is correct at the time of printing, however is subject to change as service providers change. Every effort is made to keep information up to date.

Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D'FAT)

D’FAT is the youth advisory group for the Derwent Valley Council, who meets on a monthly basis (Wednesday) at 7.00pm. The group advises Council on youth issues, concerns and develops activities and projects for young people.

Membership is free and is open to young people (12-25 years) throughout the Derwent Valley Municipality. 

For more information regarding D'FAT, please contact Council's Youth and Community Participation Officer (03) 6261 2687 or mhill@dvc.tas.gov.au.

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by it's ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include it's land and fresh water resources.
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Circle Street
PO Box 595
New Norfolk Tas 7140
Fax: 03 6261 8546
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Monday - Friday
8:15am to 5:00pm
(Closed on Public Holidays)