In 2022, Victoria’s Affirmative Consent legislation was changed and YACVic was one of several organisations who received funds from the Andrews Labor Government to provide consent education across the state. 

YACVic Rural’s Southern Mallee team are running the ‘Yeah, Nah’ project which aims to build the capacity of young people to understand affirmative consent, including respect and empathy in healthy relationships through activities facilitated by our trained Young Peer Educators. The program will contribute to meaningful change in the Mallee region and leave participants feeling empowered, as they will learn more about their rights and how sexual violence can be a violation of these.  


  • December 2022: Funding received and project officer appointed 
  • January 2023: Peer Educators hired and trained in sexual health, consent and education  
  • February – May 2023: Affirmative Consent Workshop co-designed and developed 
  • June 2023 – June 2024: ‘Yeah, Nah’ Project is delivered in communities across the Mallee 

Ways to get involved

Focus groups: Affirmative Consent in the Mallee

Interested in consent information and how it affects young people? We are running focus groups to understand how we can best deliver affirmative consent education across the Mallee.

Who: Young people and parents/carers from a community in the Mallee
When: March and April
Where: These sessions will be run in-person across the Mallee (locations TBC, based on participants)

To be involved, contact Affirmative Consent Project Officer Laura Crozier (she/her) by Friday 28 April via emailing LCrozier@YACVic.org.au. To make a phone enquiry, you can call 0428 456 931.

Youth Sexual Health Advisory Group

We are currently recruiting young people aged 15-25 and living in the Mallee for our Youth Sexual Health Advisory Group (or YSHAG)!

The group will provide advice and guidance on matters related to sexual health - in particular things such as contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), relationships and consent. You might be asked to do things like:

  • Provide feedback on programs or services related to sexual health
  • Provide input on policies or initiatives trying to improve outcomes for young people
  • Plan and implement sexual health programs or campaigns
  • Conduct research on sexual health issues.

This advisory group will also be supported the 'Yeah, Nah' project. 

We have 6 spots to fill, with applications close Friday 14 April at 5 PM.

For more information or to apply, email Rural Development Coordinator Rhiannon Jennings (she/her) by emailing RJennings@YACVic.org.au

It is so important for young people to actively educate themselves about issues that affect them, including affirmative consent.

To see what other young people have to say about this, keep up to date with our dedicated blog page.


For more information, contact Affirmative Consent Project Officer Laura Crozier (she/her) by emailing lcrozier@yacvic.org.au. To make a phone enquiry, you can call 0428 456 931.