Urge youth to lend voice to NSW Advisory Council

APPLICATIONS are open for the 2025 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC), with young people aged 12-24 years who are passionate about advocating for issues that affect them, encouraged to apply.

Twelve young people from across NSW with diverse life experiences will be recruited for a one-year term to provide advice to the Minister for Youth and the Advocate for Children and Young People.
Minister for Youth, Rose Jackson, said the Government was committed to improving outcomes for young people, engaging with young advocates who are championing the needs of their community and generation.
“We know that listening to people with lived experiences and amplifying their voices is the best way to lead enduring change,” Minister Jackson said.
“The diverse members of the Youth Advisory Council will provide valuable advice to the NSW Government on matters that directly impact young people, while also sharing their inspiring vision for the future.
Advocate for Children and Young People, Zoë Robinson, said that it was important for young people to have their say on the policies that affect them.
“We know that we create better solutions when they are informed by young people. Being on the Youth Advisory Council gives young people a real opportunity to work with government to improve the lives of all young people in NSW,” she said.
The Chairperson of the 2024 Youth Advisory Council, Dylan Farr, sees this as an amazing chance to advocate for youth.
“This is a great opportunity for young people to work towards improving the lives of all young individuals in NSW,” he said.
“We live in a diverse State and each and every young person can bring value to the YAC, I encourage everyone aged between 12 and 24 years to visit the ACYP website to find out more about how to apply.”
Apply at before Sunday.