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For Young People

Young people aged 12 to 25 in Eastern Victoria (Towong, Alpine and East Gippsland Shire), have your say on bushfire recovery in your community! We believe young people are experts in your own lives and that you have important contributions to make in bushfire recovery and rebuilding efforts.

Consultations

In the second half of 2020 YACVic commenced working with the Victorian Government to hear directly from young people and community members, about the response and recovery from the bushfires. Some of the sessions were conducted online, due to COVID-19 restriction. The sessions provided young people an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and ideas for a better future.

The emerging themes documents, capture young people experiences and proposed solutions which agencies in affected areas to assist in planning recovery based activities and engagement with young people moving forward.

Read the Emerging Themes Report from those consultations here

Read the second Emerging Themes Report from those consultations here

Our Working Group

The YACVic Youth Bushfire Recovery Working Group consists of 12 young people aged 12-25, currently living in rural and regional parts of eastern Victoria impacted by the 2020 fires (East Gippsland, Towong, Alpine and beyond).

Working group members are currently assisting in the, development of new resources to support young people and local communities, they have consulted with young people and community about the fires and what is needed in the recovery response, co delivered local workshops and participated in a number of training opportunities with young facilitators in partnership with local communities.

Contact Us

For any queries, please get in touch with YACVic Rural Youth Projects Co-ordinator, Carla Hall chall@yacvic.org.au

For Agencies Supporting Young People

Bushfire Recovery Victoria have funded Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) to deliver a series of FREE workshops about key principles when working with and engaging  young people for agencies supporting young people and all of the Community Recovery Committees (CRC) across Eastern Victoria. Times and dates are outlined below.

Register for free workshops on Youth Engagement

All of the dates and times are outlined below, which we have made as varied as possible (morning, afternoon and evening) based on the feedback from CRC members. You can register for all of the free workshops here.

 

Register here now

Consultations

Alongside the Victorian Government,we have worked to hear directly from young people and community members about the response and recovery from the bushfires. Some of the sessions were conducted online, due to COVID-19 restriction. The sessions provided young people an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and ideas for a better future.

The emerging themes documents, capture young people experiences and proposed solutions which agencies in affected areas to assist in planning recovery based activities and engagement with young people moving forward.

Read the first Emerging Themes Report from those consultations here

Read the second Emerging Themes Report from those consultations here

Working Group

The YACVic Youth Bushfire Recovery Working Group consists of 12 young people aged 12-25, currently living in rural and regional parts of eastern Victoria impacted by the 2020 fires (East Gippsland, Towong, Alpine and beyond).

Working group members are currently assisting in the, development of new resources to support young people and local communities, they have consulted with young people and community about the fires and what is needed in the recovery response, co delivered local workshops and participated in a number of training opportunities with young facilitators in partnership with local communities.

Contact Us

For any queries, please get in touch with YACVic Rural Youth Projects Co-ordinator, Carla Hall chall@yacvic.org.au

Resources and Information

Youth Focused Disaster Recovery Protocol

The Protocol establishes a framework for Federal, State and Local Government emergency and recovery services and committees, institutions, local youth services, youth workers and others who engage with young people in disaster affected areas. It provides guidance on key matters for consideration and inclusion of young people in post-disaster recovery and rebuilding, and to ensure positive outcomes for young people aged 12-25 who have been affected directly and/or indirectly by a disaster. 

Read the Youth Focused Disaster Recovery Protocol here

Rural Young Activators 2020/21

The 2020-21 Rural Young Activators are young people aged 15-25 from bushfire-affected communities leading projects and advocacy to support bushfire recovery and animal welfare with support from RSPCA Victoria.