The Koorie Youth Summit, which is organised by the Koorie Youth Council, at Lake Tyers in 2023.


By Troy Brown

The Koorie Youth Council is looking for young first nations people in Victoria to join its Executive Committee.

If you are between the ages of 16-25 and are interested in making sure all our young people feel safe, seen and heard, then this is an opportunity for you.

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.

KYC encourages and supports young first nations people to take steps into being powerful beyond measure and being great decision makers so that our people can not only walk but sprint into a better future.

It advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify their voices for social change.

So, you may be wondering what would being a member of the KYC Executive Committee mean?

It’s a voluntary role, and you must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person aged 16 – 25, residing in Victoria.

The KYC Executive Committee contributes their perspectives, insights and experiences to inform decision-making processes, policies, and initiatives of the organisation.

Although it is a voluntary role, remuneration and incentives are provided where possible.

You are required to attend meetings every now and then and will get awesome experiences such as traveling the state and sometimes the country, as well as professional development opportunities.

Applying to join the Executive Committee is a unique opportunity to have your voice, and your community’s voice, heard in the policy and advocacy of KYC.

To be eligible for the KYC Executive, you must be:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person residing in Victoria.
  • Aged between 16 – 25 at time of application.
  • Passionate about KYC’s vision of “Koorie Youth collectively creating our future so that all young people feel safe, seen and heard.”
  • Available to attend six meetings a year (on a Saturday) including one regional weekend.
  • Attend and support the delivery of the annual Koorie Youth Summit
  • Ability to commit to other active involvement in KYC work, including but not limited to: engaging online through email and groups chats, representation at workshops/conferences etc.

To apply you must:

If you have any questions around the process or your application please reach out to Leyla Quartermaine, Deputy Executive Officer via: leyla@koorieyouth.org.au.

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