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Apply now to join the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council and have your say on issues that matter for young people in New South Wales. On the council you will have the ear of the NSW Government and the opportunity to take a stand for issues you care about.

What is the NSW Youth Advisory Council?

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

Applications are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.

The 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 Advocate for Children and Young People, Mr Andrew Johnson on issues, policies and laws that affect children and young people in NSW.

The 12 YAC 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.

Who is eligible to apply for the Youth Advisory Council?

All young people living in NSW between the ages of 12 and 24 years may apply. Members must have such experience, background and skills as the Minister considers necessary for them to make a contribution to the work of the Council.

What is required of me?

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.

More information and to apply 

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