The Western Australian Minister for Youth is offering young Western Australians aged between 15 and 25 years the opportunity to become a member of the Ministerial Youth Advisory Council.

The Minister for Youth will choose the members from a broad range of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, experience and education across metropolitan and regional Western Australia. Members will meet with the Minister on a quarterly basis.


The Council will investigate matters referred by the Minister for Youth and provide a forum for the youth community to communicate directly with the Western Australian government..

It is a volunteer role (with associated out of pocket expenses, including travel, being reimbursed). As a member, you will be expected to act in a personal capacity drawing on your relevant knowledge, experience and skills, and not as a representative of a particular association. You will be available to attend quarterly meetings.


As a member of the Western Australian Ministerial Youth Advisory Council you should be:

  • aged 15–25 years (at 27 August 2017 must be 15 years and will not turn 26 years before 27 August 2019)
  • available for one term of  two years with possible extension to three years
  • accessible by phone and email
  • able to attend meetings as required.

If you are under 18 years of age you will require parental or guardian permission.

How to Apply

Application Guidelines (PDF 701KB)

Application Form (PDF 370KB)


Post, fax or email your application to the Department of Communities by 5pm Sunday 27 August 2017 using the details below. If you would like more information please contact:

Lorna Baker
Department of Communities

GPO Box R1250
140 William Street
Perth WA 6000

Fax:    (08) 6552 1555