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Knox Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

Knox Council is recruiting for its Youth Advisory Committee!

Are you are a young person aged 12 - 25 who wants to have a say in your local community? Apply to become a member!

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 3 November 2019

The Knox Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is one of Council’s formal advisory committees.

YAC meetings bring together young people aged 12-25, community representatives and Councillors to have a say about local issues in the Knox area, and to ensure that a youth perspective is considered on issues that affect the lives and wellbeing of local young people.

Meetings are held monthly in a wheelchair-accessible venue.

The purpose of the YAC is to:

  • Provide the opportunity for young people to give their ideas and opinions relating to Council’s plans and policies;
  • Engage in discussion regarding issues that affect young people;
  • Participate in the consideration of strategic Council documents, plans and activities;
  • Provide input into Council’s processes relating to young people; and
  • Provide opportunities to develop young people’s leadership skills and experience.

What is the commitment?

  • Membership is for a 12 month period
  • Members are expected to attend 50% of monthly meetings

What are the benefits?


As a member of the YAC, you will:

  • Meet other young people from the local community
  • Learn about Council and issues facing the local community
  • Have your say in a meaningful way
  • Gain confidence in participating in civic/community engagement processes
  • Have a volunteer role that you can put on your CV
  • Get an awesome dinner each month

What are the application criteria?


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be aged between 12 and 25 OR a community member passionate about youth issues
  • Live, work, study or have a connection to the City of Knox
  • Be able to attend at least 50% of monthly meetings in 2020 (usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening for 1.5 hours)
  • Be genuinely keen to get involved and have a say

To apply


Complete our online application form:

Nominate Online

If you need an alternative application process, please contact Kelly Bartholomeusz, Youth Participation and Engagement Worker, on the details below.

Our commitment to diversity


We think that it’s important to hear the voices of diverse young people in Knox. We encourage culturally and linguistically diverse young people, LGBTIQ+ young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and young people with disabilities to apply. We would love to speak with you about how we can ensure that the YAC is a supportive and inclusive experience for you.

For more information


Contact Kelly Bartholomeusz, Youth Participation and Engagement Officer on 9298 8000 or kelly.bartholomeusz@knox.vic.gov.au

To view the Recruitment flyer YAC recruitment flyer.

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