The NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) plays an important role in advising the NSW Government on issues that are relevant to young people across the state.
Membership of the YAC is open to all children and young people between 12 and 24 years of age residing in NSW. Applications are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.
The 12 member YAC provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government.
The YAC meets regularly throughout the year to provide advice to the Minister responsible for Youth, the Hon. Ray Williams MP and the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, Mr Andrew Johnson on issues, policies and laws that affect children and young people in NSW.
All young people living in NSW from 12 to 24 years of age may apply. Applications are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.
Council members meet once every 4-6 weeks throughout the year to discuss a range of topics and monitor and evaluate polices and legislation affecting children and young people.
Members also consult with children and young people, community groups and government agencies on issues concerning children and young people; and conduct forums, approved by the Minister on issues relevant to children and young people.
Once you start your application you will need to complete it in one go, so you might like to prepare your answers in a word document and then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready. Make sure you answer all questions. The whole application process should take no longer than 10 minutes.
The main questions to prepare for are:
If you need any assistance with completing the application, please contact us on 9248 0970.
Please note that no applications will be accepted after this date. We are unable to provide any extensions.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the office on 9248 0970, or firstname.lastname@example.org