Chelsea Rotary in conjunction with the City of Kingston is proud to present the Junior Council Environmental Grants.

Grants of up to $1000 can be applied for by any community groups, not for profit organisations, schools and kindergartens within the City of Kingston.

Please review the Guidelines  prior to applying.

To apply, complete an Application Form and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 24 November 2023.

The Junior Council will consider all applications and decide on successful applicants at a formal Junior Council Meeting. 

More information can be found on the City of Kingston website: Junior Council grants - City of Kingston

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Kingston youngsters will be invited to run for a Junior Council thanks to a partnership between the Chelsea Rotary Club and Kingston Council.

Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said the Junior Council will be an extension of the highly successful Junior Mayor program which gives local grade six students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn about local democracy.

“Instead of just one student participating, the Junior Council will give nine young people a great opportunity to learn and grow,” Cr Staikos said.

Kingston’s Junior Mayor program has been running for over 50 years and is sponsored by the Chelsea Rotary Club. 

“Each year, grade six students from a range of local primary students put forward a student to represent their school through a two-minute presentation. All the participating students then vote for a Junior Mayor.

The Junior Mayor is then called on throughout the year to assist the Mayor at a range of official Council events. “Council is very proud to continue its long and unique tradition of electing a Junior Mayor but we’re keen to expand the program and get more students involved,” Cr Staikos said.

“The program aims to educate and engage young people about how local government works and how they can get involved and make a difference in our community. It also provides support and experience to our next generation of leaders.”

Each year a Junior Mayor is elected in the City of Kingston. The election process involves local primary schools each nominating one pupil who makes a two minute speech and the remaining students vote for the best presentation. The Junior Mayor, who receives junior mayoral robes, chains and $200 from the Chelsea Rotary Club, is called on to assist the Mayor at a range of official Council events.

The Junior Mayor program has been running for over 50 years and is sponsored by the Chelsea Rotary Club. It aims to help educate and engage young people about how Government works and how they can get involved, while also providing support and experience to our budding future leaders.

Junior Mayor elections are held each April as part of National Youth Week.

This year the successful candidate was Jack O'Connor, a grade six school student from Patterson Lakes Primary School. 

Year         Name

2019/20    Jack O'Connor 

2018/19    Alice Roberts 

2017/18    Tess Ashley

2016/17    Isaac Madafferi

2015/16    Jasmine Warber

2014/15    Naveen Satish Kumar

2013/14    Daniel Passante

2012/13    Matthew Bergen

2011/12    Olivia Guhl

2010/11    Ebony Let  

2009/10    Lachlan Bourne

2008/09    Tahryn Mant

2007/08    Victoria Hermitage

2006/07    Narida Ear

2005/06    Jake Grantford

2004/05    Bill Harding

2003/04    Alana Spencer

2002/03    Ellee Picken


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The Rotary Club of Chelsea supports many overseas aid projects through Rotary International, including:

  • Disaster Aid Australia
  • End Polio Now

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