Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is based on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne). KYC gives our deepest respect to people of the Kulin Nation, in particular, to all Elders past, present and emerging for their knowledge, wisdom and legacies that continue to drive us as we walk a path toward positive social change.
We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay respect to the knowledge, cultures and continued history of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations.
We respectfully acknowledge and thank the custodians and communities across Victoria who continue to support all KYC projects.
Welcome to Koorie Youth Council (KYC)
KYC is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by our Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide network, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. We advocate to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, we bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people together to amplify our voices for social change.
KYC is auspiced by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) and supported by the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Aboriginal Victoria.
Join our network of state-wide members of deadly young people and supporters.
Our strategic plan 2017 - 2021
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people collectively creating our future
Respect • Creativity • Integrity • Equity • Participation & Culture • Family • Elders & Community • Honouring the Past