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Photo of young people from the Koori Youth Council

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. Our vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities.

YACVic is working in partnership with young people, the Victorian youth sector and our partner agencies to achieve this vision by:

  • advocating on issues that affect young people and the sector that supports them
  • supporting young people’s participation and self-advocacy
  • supporting and resourcing youth workers and other professionals who work with young people

YACVic Rural increases YACVic’s presence across the Great South Coast and Southern Mallee regions, and expands our state-wide advocacy and support for young people in rural communities and the rural youth sector.

There are so many great aspects to living and working in rural and regional Victoria. YACVic recognises that young people and sector professionals in these areas face particular challenges and offer specific insights that differ to their metropolitan counterparts. YACVic Rural works to support both young people and the youth sector through targeted delivery of YACVic core services to regional and rural Victoria.


If you feel like getting in touch, the YACVic Rural team would love to hear from you!

Andrew Bell, Rural Manager
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mobile: 0427 464 335

Karen Walsh, Rural Development Coordinator – Great South Coast
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mobile: 0472 514 870
 
Jess Orr, Rural Development Coordinator – Southern Mallee
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mobile: 0474 506 000

Read more about the YACVic Rural staff.


Resources

Check out YACVic Rural’s enewsletter, Signposts, for fresh resources, events, training, surveys and examples of good practice from rural communities, delivered straight to your inbox.

View rural policy papers here.

You can download the YACVic Rural intro flyers here:

pdf Who is YACVic Rural Great South Coast (334 KB)

pdf Who is YACVic Rural Southern Mallee (335 KB)

YACVic has a number of partner agencies. For more information click on the logos below.

  • ViCSRC-logo-small-for-web
  • KYC-logo small-for-web
  • Youth Workers' Association logo
  • YRIPP logo
  • HEYGrants logo 1