Hume Youth Action Committee

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We are recruiting!

  • Are you looking for local leadership opportunities?
  • Are you looking to design and facilitate activities to improve outcomes for local young people?
  • Are you looking for training opportunities to build on your skills?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then being part of the Hume Youth Action Committee may be a fantastic opportunity for you.

What is the Hume Youth Action Committee?

The Hume Youth Action Committee (YAC) is funded through the Victorian Government Engage! Funding and facilitated by Hume City Council Youth Services.

The Hume YAC consists of twelve aspiring young community leaders, ranging in age from 15-20 years from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The YAC leaders work together to identify issues facing young people in Hume through community consultation, co-designing and facilitating activities to improve the outcomes for young people. 

The Hume YAC is a youth led initiative, with young people receive support and guidance from the Hume Youth Services Team. The Hume Youth Services team will assist the YAC leaders to:

  • gain a greater connection to and actively participate in their local community.
  • build their skills and knowledge, and pathways to employment, training and education.
  • improve their health and wellbeing and social connections to friends, family and the community.

To submit an expression of interest please complete the Hume Youth Action Committee Application 2024.

Submit Expression of Interest

For further information please contact Youth Services on 9205 2556 or email

Hume Youth Action Committee Projects

Mind Matters - Youth Mental Health Action Summit

In October 2023, the Hume Youth Action Committee enlisted the support of La Trobe University Innovation and Entrepreneurship to host a mental health summit for the young people of Hume.

Groups of young people from across Hume came together to discuss mental health challenges and develop meaningful, youth led mental health initiatives for their communities.

Learning how to develop an initiative and then pitch it to a room full of peers was just a part of what the summit had to offer. Keynote speakers, activities, and group discussions made the day full of exciting opportunities for learning, sharing and growth.

With ongoing support from La Trobe University, the most compelling group (which focused on mental health education and neurodiversity) will have the opportunity to develop their idea further.

The Youth Action Committee were involved from the very beginning, taking important roles planning every facet of the event.YAC Mental Health Summit photo 2.png

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Our Voices

Connect and Thrive: A Plan for Young People in Hume has been informed by extensive consultation with young people and families, schools, community agencies.

Check out the "Our Voices" video to hear from young people in Hume, including our Hume YAC members!



The Hume YAC have conducted close to 400 consultations in which identified mental health and bullying as a few of the key areas of concern for young people in Hume. A goal of the Hume YAC was to not only create awareness but inspire change, which led to the production of two short films ‘Mental Health Bar’ and ‘Say Good-bye to Standing By’. The Hume YAC wanted to highlight how dynamic mental health can be and hoped to capture mental health itself rather than mental illness. The Hume YAC wanted to bring your attention to how seeking support can really help when life gets overwhelming. 

For more information or to view the videos, please get in contact with the Youth Engagement and Pathways Unit on 9205 3556, or