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Photo of young people from the Koori Youth Council

Vision Statement

Our vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities.


The Purpose of the Council is to raise awareness of issues of concern to young people in Victoria and to achieve a more equitable distribution of power and resources to young people, recognising differences between groups of young people in terms of their access to such power and resources.


The Objects of the Council are:

  1. To benefit the community at large by fulfilling the role of a peak body on issues of concern to young people in Victoria.
  2. To provide a focus for organisations and individuals to share perspectives on youth affairs issues. Such organisations and individuals shall be those who support the Council's Statement of Purpose and may be involved in the provision of charitable services directly to young people.
  3. To provide a forum in which young people in Victoria and organisations can make contact with one another. This may include promotion of the activities, facilities and undertakings of organisations as they affect young people in Victoria.
  4. To conduct research into the issues of concern to young people in Victoria to facilitate these issues in becoming known to the wider community.
  5. To provide direct support to organisations and individuals by providing an information and resource base which will:
      • assist groups of young people working on issues of concern to them;
      • assist service providers to increase their effectiveness;
      • and inform the community about issues affecting young people.
  6. To provide assistance to young people in order to enable them to participate meaningfully in the various processes which formulate and implement social policy in Victoria.
  7. Having regard to the above Objects and to the Statement of Purpose:
          •  to monitor developments in legislative and non-legislative structures impacting on young people; and
          • to gather views on issues affecting young people from organisations and individuals throughout the community in order to represent those views to the appropriate bodies from time to time; and
          • to make the above-mentioned developments and views, their impacts and results known to the wider community.

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