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The Directions from Young People is our key informing document for how and why we work with young people. It includes direct input from our young residents so they can guide us on how we work with the community.
 

Apply for the Youth Steering Group


We're currently seeking people aged 16 to 25 to apply to join our Youth Steering Group to work on youth events and projects, and make sure the City of Melville achieves the goals laid out in the Directions from Young People Strategy. Help make our City a better place for young people!

Successful applicants will:

  • ​Go in the draw to win one of three Westfield vouchers ($400 combined value)
  • Earn $25/hour for work at the monthly meetings
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation and references (great for the CV!)
  • Give input to decision making and make a difference in the community
Find out more and apply

Directions from Young People

The 2022-2025 Directions from Young People Youth Strategy is a road map to help us deliver initiatives and plans in partnership with young people that support their health, wellbeing, and connection to community.

Thanks to input from 563 young people, four focus areas were identified:

  • Youth Focus
  • Wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Making a Difference

This new strategy was developed by YACWA, who worked with us throughout the project.

 View the Directions from Young People Strategy

  • What are the demographics of our 563 survey respondents? 51% aged 18 to 25. 49% aged 12 to 17. 64% female. 34% male. 2% non-binary or gender diverse.What are the demographics of our 563 survey respondents? 51% aged 18 to 25. 49% aged 12 to 17. 64% female. 34% male. 2% non-binary or gender diverse.
  • 19% LGBTIQA+. 17% culturally and linguistically diverse. 19% live with a mental health difficulty.19% LGBTIQA+. 17% culturally and linguistically diverse. 19% live with a mental health difficulty.
  • 7% live with a disability. 5% are First Nations people. 5% are carers or parents.7% live with a disability. 5% are First Nations people. 5% are carers or parents.
  • What key issues do our local young people care about? 🌡️ Climate change 🧠 Mental health 💪 Body image 🤯 School or study stressWhat key issues do our local young people care about? 🌡️ Climate change 🧠 Mental health 💪 Body image 🤯 School or study stress
Peer researchers back row - Georgia, Amy, Josh, Ollie and front row - Tsige, Sarah, Tamara and Taleesha.

Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

YACWA is the peak non-government youth organisation in Western Australia. They operate primarily as a human rights organisation that seeks to address the exclusion of young people in a rapidly changing society.

YACWA’s continued vision for Western Australia is one that celebrates and engages young people in all aspects of the community. Their role is to strengthen the trust, cooperation, collaboration; professionalism and voice of the non-government youth service sector to better serve the young people of Western Australia.

Image: Our peer researchers who assisted in the DFYP survey.
Back row - Georgia, Amy, Josh, Ollie
Front row - Tsige, Sarah, Tamara and Taleesha.

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