Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides young people aged between 12 and 25 years with an opportunity to take a leading role in participation and consultation activities on issues that affect their lives; raise awareness of the aspirations, needs and concerns of young people within government and the community; and facilitate interaction between young people, the ACT Government and the wider community.

The YAC provides advice on youth issues to the Minister, giving young people a voice in the ACT Government.

The YAC is made up of 15 members who are all young people aged between 12 and 25 years (inclusive) at the time of their appointment. Membership of the YAC reflects the diversity of young people residing in the ACT, including a gender balance, disabilities and representation from Indigenous and culturally linguistically and diverse backgrounds.

The members conduct a number of consultation processes including think tanks, open meetings, face-to-face consultation and youth surveys. Council members also participate on other committees, working parties, taskforce and other Government agencies.

The term of the current Youth Advisory Council is two years from appointment.

Applications are now closed for young people aged between 12 and 25 years to join the ACT’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for 2016-18.

Youth Advisory Council Terms of Reference

For further information contact the YAC Secretariat on youthinteract@act.gov.au