Media Release: Applications open to join the Government’s Youth Steering Committee

23 April 2024


Minister for Early Childhood Education

Member for Youth


The Albanese Government is looking for young people to play a vital role in shaping government policy and programs that matter to them. 

Minister for Youth Dr Anne Aly today invited young people from across Australia to apply to be part of the Government’s Youth Steering Committee. 

“Young people are uniquely placed to help shape practical solutions to the problems they are facing,” said Dr Aly.

“It’s an exciting time to join the Committee, help us implement Engage! and embed the role of young people in our democratic processes.”

With no experience required, applicants aged between 12 and 24 are encouraged to apply for at least seven new two year positions, alongside some existing members reappointed to the 14 person Youth Steering Committee. 

To ensure the committee represents the diversity of young people in Australia, applications are sought from young people with a range of backgrounds and experiences including young people with a disability, young people with lived experience of mental ill-health and First Nations young people. 

The Committee will work closely with Dr Aly, ensuring that young people are involved in government decision-making, including the implementation of Engage! A strategy to include young people in the decisions we make. 

Applications to join the Youth Steering Committee close on Sunday 19 May 2024. More information is available at