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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Premier's Youth Advisory Council

Call for Members

If you are a young person aged 12 to 24*, living in Tasmania and passionate about Tasmania’s future, you are invited to express interest in becoming a member of the recently established Premier’s Youth Advisory Council. There are 12 positions are available.

The Council is an opportunity for young people to meet with the Premier and Government to discuss their ideas on how we can make Tasmania a better place.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm, Wednesday 13 November 2019.

*as at 1 December 2019

How to Apply

To apply for the Youth Advisory Council, please follow this link and fill out the online form.

For more information email youthadvisorycouncil@dpac.tas.gov.au or call (03) 6232 7550.

FAQs

What is the Premier’s Youth Advisory Council?

Announced in October 2019, the Premier’s Youth Advisory Council is an opportunity for young people to inform the Tasmanian Government of their concerns and ideas on issues and policies affecting them. The Council will have the opportunity to identify priorities for discussion and to decide how best to work together with the Government to deliver the best outcomes for young Tasmanians.

What information do you need to know about me?

We want to know what will make you a great representative of young Tasmanians. This includes your background, interests and activities in and outside of school, your work or work aspirations, where you live and ideas for Tasmania’s future. We are looking for a diverse range of young people from across the state to make up the Council membership, and the best way for us to determine that is for you to tell us about yourself and what you would bring to the Council. Applications will be accepted in the form of 500 word (max) written statements or three minute videos.

Where will the meetings be held and how often?

The Council will determine the frequency of meetings and the format for attendance, with the expectation that the first meeting will be face-to-face in Hobart, while others will be held via video link.

Will I get paid?

As with any other Advisory Council membership, members will not be paid. Any costs associated with membership (such as travel and accommodation for meetings) will be covered by the Tasmanian Government.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible for the Premier’s Youth Advisory Council, on 1 December 2019 you must between the ages of 12 and 24. If you are 24, you can only apply for a one year term as the maximum age for Council members is 25.

You must also be living in Tasmania for the duration of your term on the Council.

Do I have to be based in Hobart to apply?

No! In fact the Council will have representatives from across all regions of Tasmania, both urban and rural. Transport to and from face-to-face meetings will be arranged by the Tasmanian Government, and if it is required, or if it would be helpful, arrangements will be made for a parent, guardian, or carer to accompany you.