River Murray Youth Council

If you are in high school and interested in learning more about your local environment, want to take environmental action, or are looking at environmental career pathways then the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) is for you. Along with other like-minded high school students, you will:

  • increase your awareness and get hands-on experience with managing our environment
  • learn about our region’s environmental issues from natural resource management professionals, guest speakers and mentors
  • meet new people and learn new skills like public speaking
  • have the power to take action on environmental issues
  • be part of a network of youth environmental leaders.

Click on the poster below for more information on our RMYC programs for 2019.  

2019 RMYC Lower Murray information poster

2019 RMYC Upper Murray information poster

RMYC activities

Youth Council members can choose to get involved in a range of fun and interesting opportunities, including:

  • team building and leadership camps and activities
  • forums held during term or in school holidays
  • adopting a local patch, such as Maize Island Conservation Park, and assisting park rangers
  • tree planting and monitoring local flora, fauna and waterways
  • visiting places of local significance
  • designing and implementing a NRM project in the local area
  • presenting to your peers about environmental issues at your school and at student forums
  • presenting RMYC actions to groups like the NRM Board, NRM groups and Local Action Planning groups
  • developing school environmental action plans
  • attending the SA Youth Environment Conference and delivering workshops
  • forming school environment groups to undertake school and community-based environmental projects.

How to join

Click on the registration pack below that’s relevant to you for more information on our RMYC programs for 2019.

Lower Murray RMYC welcome packapplication form and information brochure

Upper Murray RMYC welcome pack and information brochure

Wondering if you are in the Upper Murray or Lower Murray? The Upper Murray covers students in the Riverland, while the Lower Murray includes students from Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Meningie, Mount Compass, Mannum, and surrounding areas.

2019 upcoming dates

Upper Murray

Lower Murray and Mallee

  • 12 February -sign up and turtle release
  • 15-16 April - Yookamurra Bush Camp 
  • 23 May - school forum
  • 9 July - park day 
  • 22 August - school forum
  • 1 October – park day
  • 14 November - forum

Where are they now?

Read about some of the achievements and experiences of former students involved in the RMYC in the report "River Murray Youth Council–Where are they now?"


Upper Murray Education Coordinator

Cindy Kakoschke
08 8580 1800

Lower Murray Education Coordinator

Danielle Dutschke
08 8532 9100

Related links

More information

  • Team Leader – Community Engagement
    Upper level, cnr Mann and Walker Streets, Mount Barker 5251
    8391 7500