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MYWA - Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates


Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates (MYWA)

MYWA is a unique opportunity for young people aged 15-25 to help raise the wellbeing of Maroondah’s young people.

Through MYWA, a group of young people work in partnership with Council to:

  • Advocate for Maroondah’s young people,
  • Contribute to Council strategies and plans, and
  • Provide advice to Council to ensure that young people are effectively engaged on matters that affect them and their communities.

MYWA provides young people with genuine opportunities to develop and apply their leadership and professional work skills, and use their strengths and skills to help their community.

We are recruiting!

Please complete the form below if you'd like to apply to be part of the Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates in 2020.

The MYWA team meet on the last Wednesday of the month in Ringwood and it is a paid opportunity with a commitment of 1 year until June 2021. There may be an opportunity for extension. 

MYWA team members work on practical ways to help raise the wellbeing of young people in Maroondah, while also having consultations with other Council areas about how they can engage meaningfully with young people. There are also opportunities to attend Council events and bring the youth voice to the front of these activities. 

Applications close Sunday 8 March 2020 and places are limited. The selected young people will be joining the existing group of Advocates and orientation will be provided. All applicants will be interviewed. 

To find out more about MYWA, connect with us on Facebook, call us on 9294 5721 or email us at


    Maroondah Youth Wellbeing Advocates (MYWA) Application Form Are you available on the last Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm-6:30pm (Ringwood location)?
    Please click "submit" below. We will contact you to arrange an interview. If you have trouble with this application or you want more information please call 9294 5721 Maroondah City Council is committed to protecting your privacy as prescribed by the Privacy & Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001. The information you provide on this form is being collected by Maroondah City Council for the strict purpose of conducting Council business. Your information will not be disclosed to any external party without your consent, unless Council is required or authorised to do so by law. Failure to provide the information requested may make you ineligible to receive the service or be part of an event/function that is the subject of this form. Any access to the information, amendments that may be required or any privacy enquiries may be directed to Council's Privacy Officer & Health Records Officer on 9298 4211 or email -

    MYWA is supported by the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.