Regional Youth Taskforce

Would you like to have a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? The NSW Government is recruiting for the Regional Youth Taskforce.

Have you ever been interested in having a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? Are you aged 12–24 and living outside of Greater Sydney and the local government areas of Newcastle and Wollongong?

For the first time, the NSW Government is offering regional young people the opportunity to share their voice on issues such as getting a job, mental health and wellbeing, getting around and having things to do. The Regional Youth Taskforce will be solutions-focussed, having a say on ways the NSW Government can try to improve outcomes for regional youth.

The Regional Youth Taskforce advises Bronnie Taylor, Minister for Regional Youth on issues that affect young people living in regional NSW. The taskforce will also have input into the way the NSW Government will act on these issues.

A sitting fee will be paid and flights and accommodation will be covered. The taskforce is expected to meet about four times a year, twice in person and twice through Skype. Meetings are likely to take place on weekends or in school holidays.

About the taskforce

Two young people from each NSW region will be selected to be on the Taskforce. The NSW regions are: 

  • Central Coast
  • Central West and Orana
  • Far West
  • Hunter
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • New England and North West
  • North Coast
  • Riverina Murray
  • South East and Tablelands.