Victorian Youth Congress | Youth Central

About Youth Congress

Young people from across Victoria are making their voices heard as members of the Victorian Youth Congress - an advisory group of young people who are working with government to identify and advocate for issues that matter to young people and to shape policy, programs and services that affect young people.

The Victorian Youth Congress is a flagship project under the the Victorian Government Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria

2019 Youth Congress

The 2019 Victorian Youth Congress is made up of 19 young people between the ages of 13 and 24. They come from different backgrounds and locations across Victoria, and they bring diverse skills and experiences to the Youth Congress. You can find out more detail about each member on the 2019 Youth Congress Members page. 

In 2019 the Youth Congress is examining how government and the community can better facilitate young people’s participation in civic life. This includes getting involved in governmental, political and electoral processes, as well as working within the community to make a difference in people’s lives. The Congress has created two working groups to come up with ideas on improving systems, structures and practices within government and in the community to support civic and political engagement by young people.

Youth Congress would like to hear from you

If you would like to contact Youth Congress to share your ideas or reach out to a Congress member please email us on youth@dpc.vic.gov.au or telephone us on (03) 7005 1174.