If you're a young person, we want to hear from you!

We are living through a very challenging time at the moment – there have been lots of changes in the world around us and, for lots of us, the future may seem pretty uncertain.

The Commission for Children and Young People exists to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Victoria, and one of the ways we do this is by talking to government and service providers and advocating for change where it’s needed. To do that well, we need to hear directly from young people themselves.

Over the past month or so, our Commissioners and our staff have been talking to young people across the state. We’ve been asking questions about what the last few months have been like and how things are going now that things are starting to change again as we move into a ‘new normal’.

Young people have been telling us how they’ve been travelling in their education, what they’ve been doing to manage in uncertain times, and also making suggestions about the sorts of things that would help them during this period.

On 1 and 2 July, we’ll be running free online forums in partnership with Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) to hear more of your thoughts and suggestions. We’d love to see you there.

Why should you come?

  • Our Commissioners will be there, and you’ll have a chance to talk directly to both of them
  • You’ll get to meet our Youth Advisory Group members
  • You’ll get a chance to have your voice and your suggestions heard about what’s working well and what needs improving
  • It won’t all be talking about serious stuff – we’ll have some fun too!
  • You’ll get a $25 gift voucher (either an e-voucher that can be used at lots of places, or a plastic voucher that we can send to you from BigW or Woolies).

Want to come? Register here

Forum 1 – 1 July – 4.30–6.30pm – click here to register

Forum 2 – 2 July – 4.30–6.30pm – click here to register

Please register for the event, so we can send you the full details and any other important details. 

Please note that we are capping numbers for these sessions at 15, but we’ll schedule additional sessions if there is enough interest.

What you should do if you can’t come

We understand this kind of event isn’t for everyone. If you want to be involved, but not as part of an online forum, here are some other ways to get involved:

  • You can do the Commission’s online survey here
  • You can email us at engage@ccyp.vic.gov.au and just tell us what you think
  • You can email us at engage@ccyp.vic.gov.au and ask to speak to one of the Commission’s staff and we’ll set up a time
  • You can follow us on social media:

 Instagram Instagram @ccyp_vic

 Facebook Facebook @CCYPVictoria

We’ll put information up about future opportunities that you might be interested in.


For more details, please get in touch with Jason Mannes, our senior engagement officer at jason.mannes@ccyp.vic.gov.au

The Commission’s commitment to child safety

Because the Commission oversees the Child Safe Standards in Victoria, we take child safety extremely seriously. By attending this event, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety.

  • The Commission recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children and young people.
  • The Commission undertakes to continuously develop and strengthen our child-safe approach to keep children safe and meet Child Safe Standards, by listening to children and young people and acting to ensure their safety.
  • Our Child Safe Policy and Child Safe Code of Conduct apply to the Commissioners, staff, contractors, volunteers and authorised persons engaged by the Commission.
  • We take a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.
  • We value diversity and will not tolerate discriminatory practices.
  • You can raise a concern or complaint about the Commission by contacting us at contact@ccyp.vic.gov.au, or by calling us on 1300 78 29 78 (free call in Victoria).

Meet the Youth Advisory Group

 Keeden Ruby

 Kirra Amelia

Meet the Commissioners

 Liana Justin