In 2018, I made a public commitment that I would start a Youth Advisory Council if I were elected for another term.

I’m thrilled that the Macedon community has entrusted me with another four years as their representative so that I can make good on my promise to young people in my electorate!

The aims of the Youth Advisory Council are to provide a platform for the perspectives and priorities of young people across Macedon, to empower young people to take action, show leadership and learn about government and its processes.

I want to hear from young people across the Macedon electorate about what matters to them. 

Mary-Anne Thomas MP


Who is it for?

The Youth Advisory Council is for 12 passionate and community-minded young people from across the Macedon electorate.

Applicants should be between the ages of 16 – 26 inclusive and be committed to attending all sessions.

What is the commitment?

The Youth Advisory Council will meet five times over a year at various locations including at the Victorian Parliament.

Why apply for the Youth Advisory Council?

The Youth Advisory Council will bring together young people who are interested in taking a leadership role within our community.

This unique program will provide participants with the opportunity to build their understanding of government, the role and responsibilities of a Member of Parliament, and to understand pathways into politics.

How can I apply for the Youth Advisory Council?

There are 4 simple questions to answer in the application for the Youth Advisory Council. Applicants can answer them in writing  or via a video.

  1. What do you love about living in the Macedon electorate?
  2. What issues are most important to you, and why?
  3. Why do you want to be a part of the Youth Advisory Council?
  4. In your opinion, what do you think is something that could be improved for our community?

Applications are now closed.


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