Awards and Scholarships

Council facilitates a variety of scholarship and award programs that celebrate and recognise the social, creative and academic achievements of young people aged 6 to 24 years in Hume.

These scholarships and awards aim to empower Hume young people to connect, thrive and lead within their community.

View the list of awards, initiatives and recognition programs that Hume City Council endorses and supports.

Hume Mayoral VCE Achievement Awards

The Mayoral VCE Achievement Awards recognises Hume’s high-achieving Year 12 students, acknowledging the hard work and resilience recipients have shown during their VCE year to achieve the highest ATAR score at their school or campus.  

Council announced the recipients of the Hume Mayoral VCE Achievement Awards.

For more information about the Hume City Mayoral VCE Achievement Awards Youth Opportunity Scholarship contact Youth Services 92052256 or email:

Takeover Melbourne

The ABC and VicHealth have announced 29 winners of the 2021 Takeover Melbourne young storytelling competition. The Takeover Melbourne initiative is run by the ABC with major partner VicHealth and support from the City of Melbourne and the Centre for Multicultural Youth. This initiative is also supported by the 32 local councils of Greater Melbourne. The Takeover Melbourne program amplifies the voice of young Melburnians, develops the storytelling skills, and builds relationships between young people, the ABC, and their local community.

Hume City Council is proud to announce Bill from Craigieburn as one of this year’s ABC Takeover Melbourne winners. Bill shares their story about being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at six years old. Bill wants to share their story to others and demonstrate how you can achieve whatever you dream of, “I developed a new perspective on myself and started looking at my disorder as a good thing. Today I'm doing all the things I never dreamed were possible.” View Bill’s full story.

Takeover Melbourne winners and their stories are being showcased on ABC Radio Melbourne and on the News stream via the ABC Listen app throughout November and December. View the full list of Takeover Melbourne winners and listen their powerful stories.

Previous years:

2020 Takeover Melbourne Hume winners:

  • ‘Escaping war in Iraq and finding safety, at last, in Melbourne’ written by Sara from Craigieburn, and;
  • ‘The dangerous journey to Australia to get a strong education’ written by Mohammad from Attwood.

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Statement of Commitment

Hume City Council is a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse. Council actively listens to and supports children to be strong, confident and self-determined citizens. Council provides a safe working environment that values child safety, diversity and inclusion for all children aged 0 – 18 and adheres to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation.

For more information view Child Safety and Wellbeing