The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council's Youth Advisory Committee consists of nine young people aged 18-25 from each of the nine NSWALC Regions – Sydney/Newcastle, Mid North Coast, North Coast, Northern, South Coast, Wiradjuri, Central, North West and Western.
They are passionate, knowledgeable young people committed to elevating the voices of youth across NSWALC and within Aboriginal communities.
Committee members are appointed by the NSWALC Council after an Expression of Interest process and serve a two-year-term.
The primary functions of the Youth Advisory Committee are to provide advice and make recommendations to the NSWALC Council on:
- Policy, programs and services which impact on young Aboriginal people, with focus on Aboriginal Land Rights in NSW and engagement with youth groups across NSW;
- Current and emerging issues and concerns of importance to young Aboriginal people, to improve awareness of NSWALC of a range of issues which affect young Aboriginal people;
- Issues impacting on young Aboriginal people specific to local and regional contexts;
- Opportunities and strategies to increase the participation of young Aboriginal people in the Aboriginal Land Council system; and
- Discussions and consultations to raise awareness in young Aboriginal people of Land Rights and the Land Council system in NSW.