Youth Advisory Council

The NSW Youth Advisory Council plays an important role in guiding NSW Government youth affairs and raising the views of young people.

The Council meets regularly throughout the year to discuss a range of relevant topics, as well as monitoring and evaluating youth-related policies and legislation which affect young people.

The 12 Council members, aged between 12 and 24, come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW.

What members do

  • Advise the Minister and the Advocate on the planning, development, integration and implementation of government policies and programs concerning young people.
  • Consult with young people, community groups and government agencies on issues and policies concerning young people.
    Monitor and evaluate legislation and government policies and programs concerning young people and recommend changes if required.
  • Conduct forums, approved by the Minister, on issues of interest to young people.
  • Collect, analyse and provide the Minister and the Advocate with information on issues and policies concerning young people.

How to become a member of the Youth Advisory Council

The 12 members change every year and recruitment begins in September. Please register below and you'll be the first to know how to apply for the next NSW Youth Advisory Council.



Questions?

Please contact the ACYP office with any questions on: 9248 0970, or email us at: acyp@acyp.nsw.gov.au

Other opportunities

There are many opportunities available for all children and young people across NSW to get involved and make a meaningful contribution. Find out more about the opportunities offered by ACYP on the Engagement page.

Engagement opportunities