Youth Advisory Council: Applications Now Open

The NSW Government is now calling for applications for the 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 affects young people.

The 12 Council members, all aged under 25 years, come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW. Surf Life Saving NSW has been represented in the past by Mandy Scott from Bondi.

What members do:

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

Chair of the Youth Advisory Council, Ms Astha Rajvanshi from West Pennant Hills, said that being a member was a great opportunity to learn more about the processes of government.

“It’s been a rewarding experience to be part of the Youth Advisory Council, especially as the Council gets to actually inform on specific policy for the betterment of young people in NSW,” she said.

For more information and to apply, visit the NSW Government Youth Advisory Council website or contact Youth Advisory Council or phone (02) 8762 9844.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4 November 2013 at 5:00pm.

Thu 17 Oct 2013