Youth Advisory Council

What is the Bassendean Youth Advisory Council?

The Bassendean Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of young people who meet monthly to discuss current issues that interest or affect them. The YAC also assists in organising Youth Events

Youth Advisory Council helps ensure that young people have a voice on issues which affect them.


What has the Bassendean YAC done?

The Bassendean YAC has been responsible for organising a large number of events for young people over many years. Some of these include:
• Gravit8 2006-2018
• NAIDOC Family Day Youth Zone 2014-2018
• Slick 2006
• Bassendean Fair and Expo
• Waterwerx 2005
• Bassendean Youth Services Open Day 2005
• Junglemania 2004
• Friday Festivals 2004

The Bassendean YAC has been heavily consulted on the planning and construction of the Town’s popular Skate Park. It has also given feedback to Local, State and Federal Governments on issues affecting young people including local skateboarding issues, the National Novice Driver Review and the National Drugs campaign.


Who can join the Bassendean YAC?

If you are between the ages of 12 and 25 years and either live, work, study or recreate in the Town of Bassendean (Bassendean, Ashfield or Eden Hill) then you are eligible to join the Bassendean YAC. For further details, please contact the Youth Development Officer at the Town of Bassendean on 9279 2329.