The Multicultural Youth Network (MYN) was originally established as the Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network in September 2007 to provide advice to the Victorian Government, on issues and initiatives that affect young Victorians from multicultural backgrounds.

The MYN is chaired by the Victorian Multicultural Commission Youth Commissioner. It is comprised of young people from a range of faiths, cultures, ages, geographical locations and life experiences.

The MYN is supported by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott and the Minister for Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos.

The MYN meets once a month, and as well as highlighting key issues facing young Victorians, members have the opportunity to deliver presentations on diversity, faith and culture in Victoria, develop youth-led projects and their own skills in responding to some of these issues.

MYN members have been involved in a number of initiatives including:

  • Developing and implementing youth-led projects on employment, mental health, sport, education and newly arrived young people;
  • Regional and metropolitan workshops with young people to discuss cultural diversity and the migration experience, especially from a refugee perspective; and
  • Participating in the “UBUNTU” Youth Stage as part of the Viva Victoria festival in 2012 to 2016.

More information about MYN projects and activities can be found in the following reports:

Annual Reports: 2008 2009 201020112012201320142015

Research Briefs: 2013 2014

Please contact us to request a large print version of any of the above documents.

More information

Applications for membership of the MYN closed on Monday 3 July 2017 and are currently being reviewed.

If you have any questions about the MYN or the application process, please contact the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division at myn@dpc.vic.gov.au.