The Ministerial Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) was established in 2017 by the McGowan Government to provide direct advice to the Youth Minister on important matters relating to young people in Western Australia.
Since its establishment, the MYAC has provided important input and valuable, experience-based advice to the Minister on youth focused issues including homelessness, mental health and unemployment.
The MYAC has been an active participant in the State Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing important advice and input, participating in both the COVID-19 Ministerial Youth Roundtable and the COVID-19 Youth Taskforce, and contributing to solutions that will assist young people on the road to recovery.
Members of the MYAC have previously undertaken their role in a voluntary capacity. However, in recognition of the important principle of valuing young people's contributions, the McGowan Government has now introduced remuneration for Council members.
Nominations are now open for membership of the MYAC, commencing in the role mid-2021.
Membership of the MYAC is for an initial two-year term, with a possible one-year extension.
Nominations can be made in writing or through video format, and close on January 15, 2021.
Information on the MYAC, including how to apply can be found at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/projects/ministerial-youth-advisory-council