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Ipswich Youth Advisory Council

The Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) is a youth engagement initiative for young people aged 16-25. The goal of IYAC is to ensure Ipswich’s young people are heard on the issues they care about and are empowered to undertake change-making initiatives across the city – designed by young people, for young people. Applications closed on Friday, 1 June 2018

What's in it for me?

Being a part of IYAC allows you to make a real impact in your community, other benefits include:

  • Opportunities to develop your own youth initiatives and events for young people in the City of Ipswich
  • Develop leadership, planning, administration, community engagement, research and teamwork skills
  • Chance to work with and collaborate with other young people, community groups and services
  • Opportunity to be an active member of your local community and make a difference
  • Build networks and contacts in the City of Ipswich and further abroad
  • Learn how local government works, influence decision-making and be a part of the process

Who we're looking for

Ipswich City Council is looking for young people aged 16-25 living in the Ipswich region who are:

  • Dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to young people issues which affect and matter to them
  • Keen to learn new skills and experience personal development
  • Interested in becoming involved in and planning and development of youth events and initiatives
  • Willing to represent the youth of Ipswich at a range of events and other duties
  • Able to listen and respect the views of his/her peer group

Responsibilities of IYAC members

  • All applicants will have to be prepared to commit to the Ipswich Youth Advisory Council for a minimum of 12 months and maximum of two years. After the successful completion of a two year term, applicants will be required to re-apply for IYAC (providing age requirements are met)
  • Attend meetings which will be held monthly (at first, but to be determined by IYAC members) from 4.30 pm – 6.00pm and more frequently as required
  • Participate in local community events, forums and activities (both day and night events) on week days, weekends and during school holidays (as required)

Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) Articles

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For more information contact Council's Community Engagement Branch on (07) 3810 6285 or email

IYAC Ambassador Program

The IYAC Ambassador Program is a youth engagement initiative for young people aged 12-15. A pathway to the Ipswich Youth Advisory Council (IYAC) program, IYAC Ambassadors represent young people at a range of community initiatives and learn about leadership, events, project management and community participation. Submit your application online via the Apply button or download and complete the PDF form below. Applications open on Monday, 1 April 2019 and close on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

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