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.

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
  • forming school environment groups to undertake school and community-based environmental projects.

How to join

Complete the 2020 RMYC registration form and return to Danielle Packer (contact details are on the form)

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.

2020 information sessions

Are you interested in learning more about the RMYC? Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions:

Lower Murray RMYC information session

When: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Where: Swanport wetlands, Murray Bridge
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Register via Eventbrite. 

Download the event flyer for more information.

Upper Murray RMYC information session

When: Thursday 5 March 2020
Where: Berri Marina, opposite Berri Caravan Park
Time: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Register via email by 3 March to Danielle Packer: danielle.packer@sa.gov.au

Download the event flyer for more information.

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 Officer

Danielle Packer
08 8580 1800

Lower Murray Education Officer

Danielle Dutschke
08 8532 9100

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More information

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