Young Community Members

Council supports several programs aimed at the young people  in our municipality, as well as collaborating with other organisations to ensure a vibrant and active ongoing program of events and activities is in place.

At least twice per annum , Family Fun days / Health Expo’s are held in various townships spread throughout the municipality . These are mainly aimed at 0-6 and 0-12 year olds , and their parents .  With the support of Reclink and other groups , Council provides a Youth Football League roster series of matches , culminating in a Gala Day usually held at North Hobart oval in September each year. The teams come from far and wide , and Southern Midlands provides two teams of the six participating , namely the Campania Cats from Campania District High School [ with assistance from Bothwell High ]  and the Southern Midlands Hawks from Oatlands District High School .

Council , in conjunction with Communities for Children and the Oatlands Rural Primary Health Service , also conduct an interesting and varied School Holiday Program  during all school term breaks . Please refer to our Community Notice Board section for current program details.

There are two very active youth groups in the southern midlands area , one at Campania brilliantly run by several local volunteers and who meet on Friday nights [ excluding school term breaks ] for fun and frivolity  , and the other called BREATH at Oatlands which is open to all local youths and is run by the Oatlands District High School .

Please contact Council’s Community Development / Youth Officer at the Kempton office during business hours for any further information on any of these activities .


School Holiday Program - October 2017

Day 1 Wednesday 4th October 2017
Day 1 is in the city and will be a fun filled day requiring lots of energy and strength. Firstly we will begin with a 2 hour rock climbing session at Rockit Climbing Centre.  After our session we will have some lunch (BYO) to regain our energy before heading down to the Hobart PCYC for an afternoon gym workout. This one is all about physical exercise and fun so be sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before. Please ensure children wear appropriate clothing and footwear for both of the activities.

Day 2 Wednesday 11th October 2017
Day 2 starts off with a two hour session at Inflatable World in Rosny – where we can slip, slide, and bounce around to our hearts content. Socks are compulsory at this facility – so make sure you bring a strong pair with you. After our session finishes we will have some lunch (BYO), and refuel to head around and spend the afternoon checking out the newly refurbished Bellerive Beach Park.  Here we will be able to burn as little or as much energy as desired. Once again, please ensure appropriate clothing is worn for both activities and weather appropriate gear depending on the day.

Register your interest in a booking through Council’s Kempton office on 6259 3011 from 9:00 am on Monday 25th September 2017

Booking Conditions:

Age Limits of 9-16 apply and numbers are limited for each activity

Please dress appropriately for the activity

BYO lunch, snacks and drinks. (No energy drinks).  If you have any special dietary needs, please bring own food with you.  There is a canteen facility at Inflatable World if children wish to bring a small amount of money to purchase any food or drinks.

Any participants with significant medical conditions should provide a full emergency plan and appropriate medication / treatment – Failure to do so will result in exclusion from program/s.

Parent permission forms are required to be completed for all excursions and medical history forms are also required for all children. (Please note that medical forms are current for a 6 month period).

If you find that your child is unable to attend any activity, please let us know immediately as we often have waiting lists for each program.  The contact number is 62593011 prior to the day or 0403893257 (Michelle) on the day of the activity.

School Holiday Program - October Flyer

Attendance/Permission Form

Medical Form



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