The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) is the peak non-government youth organisation in Western Australia. We operate primarily as a human rights organisation that seeks to address the exclusion of young people in a rapidly changing society.
Our vision for Western Australia is one that celebrates and engages young people in all aspects of the community. Our role is to strengthen the trust, cooperation, collaboration; professionalism and voice of the non-government youth service sector to better serve the young people of Western Australia.
YACWA aims to provide a united, independent and active advocate for the non-government youth sector and young people that is both supported and respected by the sector and the wider community.
YACWA is widely respected and boasts a strong and diverse membership which includes policy makers, academics, youth workers and importantly, young people who are all passionate about achieving positive and meaningful outcomes for the young people of Western Australia.
YACWA advocates for young people’s varied needs at local, State and Federal Government levels whilst working to engender and enhance positive community attitudes towards young people.
There are two NYCH contacts in WA.
CEO, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia
t: 08 9227 5440
Practice Consultant Youth, Anglicare WA
t: 08 6240 7204