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Advisory Committees

Advisory committees made up of existing groups of children and young people aged under 18 years are appointed each year. Seventeen groups have been appointed as advisory committees since 2010.

The committees contribute directly to the work of the Commissioner throughout the year and until 2016 completed an ‘Us and Our Community’ project in which they report on what they like about their community and their ideas for improving it.


2018 Advisory Committees 

In 2018 the Commissioner will form metropolitan and regional Advisory Committees of young people to inform the office's work on the wellbeing needs of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex) children and young people in Western Australia.

Expressions of Interest are open for individual young people aged 14 to 18 years who are LGBTI and live in the Perth metropolitan area to be a member of the 2018 metropolitan Advisory Committee.

The Commissioner will be working with an established group of children and young people in regional WA, which will be announced early next year. 


2017 Advisory Committees 

The two 2017 Advisory Committees are supporting the Commissioner’s ongoing focus on strengthening the mental health of WA children and young people.

The two main activities will be:

  • Meeting with the 2016-17 Thinker in Residence Professor Jane Burns and contributing to the theme of the Residency ‘supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people through social media and technology’.
  • Participating in a co-design process with the Commissioner’s office and Telethon Kids Institute, with the aim of identifying and describing a social media or technology-based service that could support a locally-identified mental health need for young people.

The 2017 committees are:

  • North metropolitan advisory committee - a group of 15 young people from Girrawheen Senior High School, Sacred Heart College and Balga Senior High School and the local area.
  • Geraldton advisory committee - a group of 15 young people from Geraldton Senior College, John Willcock College, Nagle Catholic College and Strathalbyn Christian College.

2016 Advisory Committees


2015 Advisory Committees


2014 Advisory Committees


2013 Advisory Committees


2011-2012 Advisory Committees


2010 Advisory Committees