The Northern Territory Youth Round Table (Round Table)

Recruitment for 2022 NT Youth Round Table is now open.

Being part of the 2022 Northern Territory Youth Round Table (Round Table) is a great opportunity for young people to develop their leadership skills, get involved in community life and have their say on important topics that impact young Territorians.

The Round Table provides an opportunity for young people to have their views about issues that interest them heard by Government. Members engage in consultation to advise various government agencies, community groups and other organisations on key initiatives and strategies as well as lead a community-based project throughout their 12-month term.

In addition to providing advice to the Government, Round Table members undertake intensive skill development including media training, public speaking and communication skills, project management, team building and report writing workshops.

Recruitment for the 2022 Round Table is open from 11 October until 7 November 2021.

Key dates

Recruitment dates:
2022 proposed meeting dates:


The Office of Youth Affairs (OYA) funds any travel, meals and accommodation required to attend the four face-to-face meetings in Darwin and monthly videoconferences.

Who can apply

The Round Table program is open to all young people residing in the NT who are aged 15 to 25 years. You must be at least 15 years of age on 1 January 2022

Visa holders can be nominated as a potential Round Table member if their visa is current for the term of the appointment (1 January 2022 – 31 December 2022)

Membership of the 2022 Round Table may include young people from the 2021 Round Table and young people appointed through an open application process. Applications are assessed by a selection panel with staff and a young person ensuring that members represent the geographical, cultural and ethnic diversity of the Northern Territory.

How you apply

You can apply online or send your completed application form to TFHC.OYA@nt.gov.au (attention Ben Poveda-Alfonso). Nominations close 11.59pm ACST on Sunday 7 November 2021.

How much it costs

The only cost to you is your time and commitment to attend each meeting.

We value your expertise and pay our members sitting fees for the face-to-face meetings. The Office of Youth Affairs covers all travel (for members outside of the Darwin/Darwin rural region), accommodation, meals and meeting expenses.

Reasonable reimbursements are also provided to members.

Professional development and training

In addition to providing advice to the Government, Round Table members undertake intensive skill development including media training, public speaking and communication skills, project management, team building and report writing workshops.

In 2021, Round Table members have undertaken 8 professional development and training sessions such as media, public speaking, work-life-balance, team building and social media.  


Consultations

Round Table members consult and advise various government departments, community groups and other organisations on key initiatives and strategies as well as lead a community-based project throughout their 12-month term.

In 2021, Round Table members have been involved in eight consultation sessions and some examples are the following:

  • Education Engagement Strategy – Department of Education (School and System Improvement)
  • 10-Year Generational Strategy for Children and Families in the Northern Territory - Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet (Social Inclusion)
  • Youth Employment Rights – Youth Development Australia and Youth Law Australia
  • Health Improvement – Department of Health
  •  The future of Renewables – Power & Water Corporation  

Marketing collateral and resources

Help us promote the Round Table program at your school, university, office, home or workplace by downloading and sharing our marketing collateral and resources:


2021 Image Gallery

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Where are they now? Round Table Alumni

Since 1997, over 350 young people have participated in the program. To celebrate this achievement, the Office of Youth Affairs  re-launched an alumni publication containing biographies of previous Round Table participants.

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: tfhc.oya@nt.gov.au

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