Youth Affairs Council Victoria


YACVic is the leading advocate for young people aged 12–25 in Victoria. As a peak body, we work closely with young Victorians and the sector that supports them to deliver effective advocacy, events, training, resources and support – so that young people can live their best lives. We’re driven by our valuable members and their vision for a positive future for young Victorians.

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18 Sep 2018

In 2018, VicHealth partnered with the National Centre for Farmer Health, Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) and CSIRO’s Data61 to explore what the megatrends mean for young people living in rural and regional Victoria. We held workshops with young people to find out firsthand about...

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3 Jul 2013

The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria’s (YACVic) new report explores young people’s use of social media and perspectives about how government agencies and community organisations should use social media to communicate with them. Through a survey of 55 young people, six focus groups and five...


10 Sep 2010

This report finds that young people are particularly vulnerable to the abuse of powers in public surveillance practice and to being the target of policing to regulate behaviour in public spaces.

While there is now a vast body of literature examining surveillance in public...


9 Dec 2008

Assessing the Intrinsic Impacts of a Live Performance attempts to define and measure how audiences are transformed by a live performance. The study's research design consisted of a pair of questionnaires. One administered in-venue just prior to curtain, and the other sent home with the...


9 Sep 2008

Computers have come into existence in the last half century. In that time they have quickly become an important new industry and an everyday tool, affecting the lives of most people. During this time our languages have had to adapt to this new realm of...


1 Jan 2002

Young people in rural areas of Australia have worse health and welfare than their urban counterparts. This report provides an overview of the health and welfare issues facing young people in rural Victoria and the issues facing workers in delivering services to young people. Issues...

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1 Oct 2017

Young people’s attitudes to walking are generally very positive, with particularly high levels of agreement that walking is healthy (98%), environmentally friendly (97%), and enables independent mobility (78%).

The survey found the most common destinations for young people’s utilitarian walking trips are to access...

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