Youth Advisory Committee 2023

The Youth Advisory Committee is a chance for girls to shape Guiding now and in the future. 

The Committee is open to girls aged 12-21 who are passionate about making Girl Guides a truly ‘Girl-Led’ organisation. One where girls get to advocate, collaborate and consult on projects and events, and one which listens to youth voices to really make a difference.

Meet the current Youth Advisory Committee Members below and learn their journey as part of the Committee.

Are you our next YAC Member?

Applications are now open for YAC 2023! All Members aged 12–21 are encouraged to apply using the link below. Applications will close Friday 16 December at 5pm. 

Join the 2023 YAC Events Working Group!

Do you love going to Guiding events and camps? Have you ever wanted to learn how our Guide events and camps work and want to be involved in the planning?

Join the Youth Advisory Committees Event's Working Group, designed to teach Youth Members new skills in event planning, provide youth voice to the planning committee, and allow Youth Members to see the behind the scenes of some of our biggest camps and events of the year such as the Great Guide Sleepover, Regatta and our holiday events!

What's Involved?

The role of this Committee is to enable meaningful youth participation in governance and decision making processes and provide youth voice on matters that concern girls and young women. This includes providing strategic direction on improving youth outcomes and the youth member experience.


The Committee Members will be appointed for 1 years and appointments are renewable for a maximum 6 consecutive years with the exception of Committee Members appointed to the Committee by cause of their Office.


To be eligible to be appointed to this Committee there are two conditions:
1. Must be a Member of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT at time of appointment and for the duration of term
2. Must be aged between 12-21 years of age at time of appointment with the exception of Committee Members appointed to the Committee by cause of their office. 


The Committee shall hold  regular meetings  in  order  to  fulfil  its  objective, duties and responsibilities.
Meetings may be virtual, face to face or a combination, and can be held, as required, at a time and location convenient to Committee Members.
Recommended meeting frequency is quarterly. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Provide youth insight and advise on the strategic direction of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT. This will include observations on youth needs/youth issues, emerging trends, policy, strategy development, impact evaluation, education, partnership and collaboration opportunities, and brand management and communication. 
Advocate for and encourage the implementation of youth representation and meaningful youth participation on Committees and working groups, including specifically for events. 
Provide ideas for initiatives which can improve the Member experience including the recruitment and retention of Members, with particular regard to girls and young women. 
Consult on projects and activities run by Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, and other stakeholders as appropriate. 
Cause to conduct forums and consultations to engage the broader youth membership in decision making. 
Advise on opportunities to enhance the delivery and relevancy of the AGP, this includes advising on implementation of relevant global initiatives that align with the Mission. 


Reach out to Cassie Talbot, Young Women Lead via [email protected] for any specific questions you have.

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