Get involved and ways to participate

Learn about volunteering, work experience, voting and youth organisations.

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Participation and inclusion for young people

When young people are actively involved in the community, everyone benefits. Find out what the NSW government is doing to encourage youth participation and inclusion.

Youth Frontiers

This program provides mentoring support to young people aged 10 to 17 years who have spent time in out-of-home care or have been involved in the Youth Justice system. Find out about eligibility, how the program works and where it's located.

Regional Youth Radio

If you live in regional or rural New South Wales, take this chance to have a greater say in your community. You'll learn the skills to develop your own radio show or podcast, and have fun while doing it.

Enrol to vote

Voting is your chance to decide the government. All Australian citizens over 18 years are required by law to enrol and vote.

Work experience

Work experience is your opportunity to try out a new career for a short period of time and gain real experience in the workplace.

Find a volunteering opportunity

Learn new skills and give your time and passion to an organisation you care about.

Have your voice heard

Join the Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The YAC meets regularly throughout the year to provide advice to the Government on issues, policies and laws that affect children and young people in NSW. You can apply for membership if you are between 12 and 24 years old.

Register for updates with the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP)

ACYP works with lawmakers to improve the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people. You can engage with ACYP and participate in events, roundtables and competitions.

Apply to join the 2022 Regional Youth Taskforce

You can connect with other young people from regional NSW on issues including getting a job, mental health and public transport.

Apply to be a Youth Consultant for Change

The Youth Consult for Change are a group of young people who give advice and feedback to the NSW Government about children and young people in care.

Subscribe to the Youth Action newsletter

Youth Action represents young people and the services that support them in NSW and advocates for positive change. Subscribe to their newsletter to hear about upcoming sessions and opportunities for young people.

Become a member of Youth Action

Become a member of Youth Action to advocate for better outcomes for young people and the services that support them. 

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