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New Youth Advisory Council launches during SA Youth Week


That’s a wrap for SA Youth Week 2022.

On Friday 13 May 2022, young people aged 12 to 25 gathered at Adelaide’s for the launch event. Attendees had a great time making new connections and were treated to music from Adelaide-based Nukunu singer and songwriter Tilly Tjala Thomas.

Across the state, organisations and young people came together for a fantastic array of inclusive events ranging from youth forums and poetry slams to virtual reality parties and community radio open mic days.

During the week, we heard inspiring stories from young advocates Evan and Sarah. Take a moment to watch Evan and Sarah's short videos (under 3 minutes) in our Facebook feed.

Applications open for the Youth Advisory Council

At the SAYW launch event, Minister for Human Services, the Hon. Nat Cook MP announced applications are open for the Youth Advisory Council. Members will have a direct line of communication with the Minister on issues, policies and programs that affect young South Australians.

Applications are strongly encouraged from young people representing diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences and will be open until19 June 2022.

Find out more about the Youth Advisory Council on the DHS website.

You can share your #SAYW22 story and read others at "The Smashed Avocado" website, the online home of #SAYouthWeek content, hosted by Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA).

Special thanks to our SAYW partner YACSA, and everyone who hosted or attended an activity to bring this special event to life.

Page last updated : 12 Jan 2023

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