Southern Youth Advisory Groups

City of Hobart Youth Advisory Squad (YAS)

The City of Hobart’s Youth Advisory Squad (YAS) is a group for young people aged 12 – 25 years that strive to make the city a more youth friendly environment. Young people involved with YAS will get the opportunity to gain strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills, as well as gain experience in the development and running of youth focused community projects and events.

Meeting times: Every second Wednesday, 4-5PM
Location: Youth Arts and Recreation Centre, 1 Market Place, Hobart
Contact person: Dougal McLauchlan
Considering becoming a YAS member? Complete your application online here. 

CREATE Foundation

The CREATE Foundation represents the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience; this includes kinship care, foster care and residential care. Young people can have fun, learn new skills, make new friends, be heard and contribute to positive changes within the care system.

Meeting times: Contact us
Location: Contact us
Contact person: Coordinator
Phone: 6223 7749

Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT)

Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) is a youth led not-for-profit organisation in the Derwent Valley Local Government Area that exists to empower young people to become respected and engaged members of the Derwent Valley community. D’FAT aims to advise organisations and individuals on youth issues and concern, and develop activities and projects for young people.

Meeting times: Every second Thursday from 7PM 
Location: Derwent Valley Community House, 56 Blair Street, New Norfolk
Contact person: Matt Hill, D'FAT Facilitator
Mobile: 0418 920 829

Glenorchy Youth Task Force (GYTF)

The Glenorchy Youth Task Force is a group of young people aged 12-24 who have a passion for youth issues and a desire to make a difference within the Glenorchy council area. GYTF represents the needs and interests of young people and consults with the Glenorchy City Council on a range of issues. GYTF runs a number of different programs, activities and events.

Meeting times: Every second Tuesday, 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Location: Glenorchy City Council
Contact person: Community Development Officer - Child, Youth and Families.
Phone: 03 6216 6800

headspace Hobart Youth Reference Group (YRG)

The headspace Hobart YRG provides a forum for young people aged 16-25 years to exchange ideas and resources and assist headspace Hobart with a range of consultation and decision-making activities.

Meeting times: Every second Tuesday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: Hobart Headspace
Contact person: Shelagh Curtain, Community Health Educator
Phone: 6231 2927

Huon Valley Council Youth Working Group

The Huon Valley Council Youth Working Group promotes a youth perspective for Huon Valley projects and programs by acting as a voice for young people between the ages of 12-24 years. Members have the opportunity to advise on and participate in youth driven projects. In 2022, Working Group projects included the creation of the 12 to 24: Huon Valley Youth brand and social media campaigns for drug and alcohol education.

Meeting times: Quarterly - contact us for more information
Location: Huon Valley Hub
Contact person: Esther, Youth Development Officer
Phone: 6264 9446

Youth Action Kingborough (YAK)

YAK consists of young people aged 14-20 years and its primary role is to act as an advocate on issues affecting youth. YAK also plays an important role in organising events and supporting the community, as well as providing the opportunity to meet other young people.

Meeting times: Monthly, evenings
Location: Contact us
Contact person: Sarah Johns
Phone: 6211 8200

Youth Network Advisory Group (YNAG)

YNAG works with Clarence City Council to help run events and making sure young people of the city have a voice. The group members are aged between 12-25 years.

Meeting times: Every second Tuesday (school term only), 5PM - 6PM
Location: Clarence Council Office
Contact person: Curtis Knox, Youth Development Officer
Phone: 6247 1230 OR 0400 610 794

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