The NT Youth Round Table

We are searching for passionate young people in the NT who are keen to make a positive impact in their community.

16 Young people will be selected as members of the 2019 NT Youth Round Table.

Members will work closely with the NT Government to provide input into youth policies and programs. They will be a voice for other young people in their region and work on an Action Based Community Project.

Round Table Members will also have the opportunity to travel to Darwin for quarterly Round Table meetings.

For more information about the program, read the Round Table Information Flyer.

Complete a Round Table Application and submit it to Office of Youth Affairs by 31 October 2018.


What is the Round Table?

The Northern Territory Youth Round Table (Round Table) is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government.

The Round Table consists of 16 members who are aged 15 to 25 years. Round Table members are representative of the geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Northern Territory.

The Round Table is your chance to get involved and have your views heard by the Northern Territory Government about issues that interest or affect you.

What has the Round Table accomplished?

Since 1997 Round Table members have been involved in numerous activities, committees and projects. Below is a small list of achievements by Round Table members:

  • Regularly provided advice to the Northern Territory Government;
  • Participated as members of executive judging panels
  • Been committee members on both State/Territory and National committees
  • Have been selected to be representatives on a range of youth groups
  • Have assisted in the research of several projects and programs
  • Attended and participated at schools, youth groups, conferences, seminars and youth network meetings; and
  • develop action plan based on community projects and initiative across the NT

2018 Youth Issues Survey Results

Each year, newly elected Round Table members distribute a ‘Youth Issues Survey’ to young people in their community. This helps to gain a broad picture of what some of the key issues effecting young people are.

We collate the survey responses prior to the first meeting and a debrief session is held with Round Table members to discuss the findings. The results are also provided to the Minister for Territory Families.

Read the full report here


Round Table Reports 2017

Where are they now? Round Table Alumni Report

In 2017, the Round Table is celebrating 20 years. Since 1997, over 300 young people have participated in the program. To celebrate this achievement, the Office of Youth Affairs has re-launched an alumni publication containing biographies of previous Round Table participants. The publication is available to download here:

The publication is available to download here: Round Table Alumni Report (PDF)

If you are a past Round Table member and would like to have your biography included or updated in the alumni publication please email: oya@nt.gov.au.

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