Regional Youth Taskforce – 2023 Recruitment

Applications have now closed for the 2023 Regional Youth Taskforce, which represents young people from throughout regional NSW and provides policy and operational advice to the government.

Applications for the 2023 Regional Youth Taskforce have now closed.

Learn more about the Taskforce and the Office for Regional Youth.

About you

  • You are passionate about regional NSW.
  • You have ideas and views on issues impacting young people in regional NSW 
  • You want to engage, learn and be involved in opportunities to improve regional NSW.


We would love to see applications from young people who are:

  • aged 12-24
  • live in regional NSW (defined areas outside of Greater Metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle, or Wollongong Local Government Areas).

The map shows the areas of eligibility. You are not eligible if you live in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area, the Wollongong or Newcastle Local Government Areas. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility to be on the Regional Youth Taskforce, please contact the Office for Regional Youth 

Application process

Applications opened on 12 September 2022 and closed on 23 October, 2022.

As well as answering the questions in the application form, we invite you to share a short video or written response to tell us about yourself, your passions and some of your experiences. Please tell or show us what you think are the three most important issues impacting young people in your part of regional NSW and give your pitch about what can be done to address one of these issues.

Applications will be assessed by a panel and appointed by the Minister. 

Before you begin

To access the application form, you are required to register for SmartyGrants – the platform we are using.

Once you have clicked ‘Register’ an activation email will be sent to your registered email address. Please go to your inbox, find the activation email from '' and click on the link to activate your account.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save your application as you go.

For queries about the process or form, please contact us via email and quote your application number (RYTF23-xxxx).

If you need more help using this form, download the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants or check out SmartyGrants Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Moving through the application form

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

Saving your draft application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

Submitting your application

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email, then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted. 

Attachments and support documents

We invite you to provide information via EITHER video OR a written response where you tell or show us what you think are the three most important issues impacting young people in your part of regional NSW and give your pitch about what can be done to address one of these issues.

NOTE: you only need to submit a video OR a written response in section 2. You do not need to provide both. If you choose to submit a video as part of your application you will  upload the video in to SmartyGrants which will take you to our Dropbox file. 

The Maximum limit is 2GB. 

If your video is greater than 2GB, please compress the file before uploading.

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