Networks and Committees

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Hume City Council and other youth sector services convene networks and committees, which provide support to young people in the City of Hume.

View the list of networks available to workers in the youth sector and young people.

For more information email us at youth@hume.vic.gov.au, or call us on 9205 2556.

Networks for Workers in the Youth Sector

Supportive Service System

Supportive Service System - Family, Youth and Children’s Networks in Hume City

Council is part of a well-connected and robust services sector that is supported by Council’s 0 - 24 Framework and various professional networks and partnerships that work together for positive outcomes for children, young people and families. 

Council and the conveners of several networks have formed a strong partnership to share information, resources and best practice.

View the Supportive Service System page for more information.

Youth Participation Practice Network

YACVic coordinates the Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN), a thriving network of Victorian professionals who are committed to empowering young people through youth participation, youth engagement and supporting the voice of young people. 

If you are supporting a youth group or have responsibility for youth engagement, empowerment or development in some way within your role then we would encourage you to join the network. 

For further information or to get an invite, get in touch with Sam Champion, Participation and Development Manager, via schampion@yacvic.org.au

Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network is a peer support group of workers who meet to discuss how they can meet the needs of LGBTIQA+ young people. 

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) is an advocacy non-profit body that provides advice to the government and capacity building to those who work with young people.

Networks for Young People

Peer Connect

The Peer Connect website which provides practical information about peer networks for people with a disability in Australia. A peer support network is where people get together as equals to provide support to each other because of similar experiences or circumstances in their life. There is evidence that peer support can help people feel more confident, knowledgeable, capable, and less isolated.

The Good People Act Now

The Good People Act Now (GPAN) Project was established in 2014 in response to the high rates of family violence incidences in Hume. Since 2014, GPAN has trained hundreds of young people to be gender equity champions and active bystanders in their communities.  GPAN are a youth led community group in Broadmeadows, Victoria, working to promote gender equality and end violence against women in Hume. They promote our message through community campaigns, local events, sporting clubs and schools in a variety of ways, including live performance, info sessions, movie making and social media.

Koorie Youth Council

Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by their Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide network, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocate to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. 

Multicultural Youth Network

The Multicultural Youth Network advises the Victorian Government on issues that affect young, multicultural Victorians. Members include young people from a range of faiths, cultures, ages and locations. It was established in September 2007 and meets once a month. 

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) advocate for young people and represent the youth sector to uphold the rights of all young Victorians. YACVic provide opportunities for young people to have a say, which are posted on YACVic’s website regularly. Be sure to check it out!