Youth Advisory Council West Tamar

Making a mark in the West Tamar

The Youth Advisory Council of the West Tamar is a coordinated group that represents local young people with a real and authentic voice, which has weight and authority to influence the future of the West Tamar. Their creative and exciting strategies to engage the community mean that the group is at the heartbeat of the life of a young person in the West Tamar.

Council recognises the value of contributions, ideas, energy and opinions which young people can offer.

·         Regular meetings where the team can connect, plan and share


·         Raising youth related issues across the West Tamar to the wider community and to


·         Organising youth events and activities across the West Tamar


·         Organising the Lead, Inspire, Grow youth leadership camp held each year


·         A voice for the youth in the West Tamar


·         Engage with the community and provide advice form a young person's perspective


Young people aged 12-25 are welcome to enquire about connecting with YAC.  You don't need to be an existing student leader or have an established position within the community. If you have energy and commitment to your community or even have some ideas about how Council can make the West Tamar a better place for young people, we want to hear from you. Your opinions are important for the development of our community.

For further information, please contact


Meeting Dates 2019

All meetings are held at Windsor Community Precinct, Riverside, from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
(Members are welcome to arrive early after school)

Thurs 7th February
Thurs 14th March
Thurs 4th April (Youth Week Tasmania Preparation)
Thurs 9th May
Thurs13th June
Thurs 8th August
Thurs 12th September
Thurs 17th October
Thurs 7th November (Annual Review and 2020 Planning)
Thurs 5th Dec – (End of Year Celebration)

Stick & Stones

Throughout 2013 the West Tamar Youth Advisory Council (YAC) worked together to produce Sticks & Stones a powerful film about bullying in schools. The film features young people speaking candidly about their experiences and attitudes towards bullying. It highlights the harsh realities of bullying and the significant impact is has on our young people. It is hoped that the film will prompt bullies to think about their behaviour, provide a means of support for victims and reduce the amount of bullying in our schools. To view the video please click here Sticks and Stones

To receive a copy of the DVD please contact Andy Beeston - Youth Development Officer on 6323 9200 or email

 sticks and stones


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