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Knox Youth Service Providers Network & Outer Eastern Youth Services Providers Network

Knox Youth Services Providers Network (KYSPN)

Membership is open to all interested people, but the Network focuses on those who provide 'professional' youth or specialist services to young people in Knox and support the above purposes.

Typically meetings are attended by school Student Welfare Coordinators, Youth Workers, Employment Services, Youth Housing Workers, Health Workers, Counsellors, Community Workers, Youth Pastors, Police etc.

The KYSPN is facilitated by Knox City Council Youth Services Community Projects Worker, whose role is to support, resource and convene the Network at the members’ direction.

The Knox Youth Service Providers Network performs the following functions:

  • Informs members about local youth services and other matters relevant to their work.
  • Provides members with a better range of referral options for the young people they deal with, and a better understanding of those agencies.
  • ConnectUs online service directory to search for services supporting young people in Melbourne's outer east. Also where services in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges can be added to the platform to resource other services, organisations in the area.
  • Identifies needs, issues and service gaps for young people in Knox.
  • Acts to address these needs, issues and gaps.
  • Improves local services through co-operative relationships between youth service providers.

For more information about KYSPN

For specific information or to become a member on the mailing list in regards to KYSPN, contact Angela Thurbon, Community Projects Worker, Knox City Council Youth Services on 9298 8533 or email

Outer Eastern Youth Services Providers Network (OEYSPN)

After four years of collaboration between 3 local government areas; Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges to bring Annual Outer East YSPN meetings to the collective workers and agencies in the Outer East, a new model of delivering the meetings will be trialled throughout 2016. As these meetings was found to work successfully in 2016, it has continued to be implemented into the future.

After the annual combined meeting, the meetings will rotate through the three local government areas to cover a range of topics which impact young people across the region.

Local government Youth Service Providers Network meetings may still be held in the local area as well as the OEYSPN combined meetings.

For more information, or to be included in the mailing list in regards to the OEYSPN contact your local government facilitator:

OEYSPN Meeting Dates 2020 - Combined Meetings

Local Government Date & Time Location & Time Contact
Maroondah Thursday 28 May 2020
Maroondah Federation Estate
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
Amy Corcoran
Knox Tuesday 15 September
via Zoom Angela Thurbon
Yarra Ranges Thursday 19 November
Japara House, 54-58 Durham Road, Kilsyth Loren Hedger
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