Onkaparinga Youth Committee (OYC)

Your voice matters

The Your Voice Matters Forum

Over the last two years, over 600 young people in the Onkaparinga region have been a part of the ‘Your Voice Matters’ consultation. Through school focus groups and online surveys, we have been asking 'what matters to young people'.

Young people overwhelmingly identified three key themes from our engagement that they want action on: Mental Health, Climate Change and the Environment and Access and Inclusion.

The final stage of this engagement is to bring young people together to pull apart these three key themes and plan actions and a clear pathway forward for the Onkaparinga Youth Committee.

We are working alongside schools in our region to get young people along to our final forum on Wednesday 29th June held at Aldinga Payinthi College from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

Register your spot at the forum here


The OYC is an active group of young people aged 12-25 years. They meet regularly to advocate for young people and drive change in our community. The OYC listens to other young people within our region, and represents their views to the Mayor, Elected Members and other interested groups.

The City of Onkaparinga provides support and development to OYC members including access to training, on-going mentoring and professional development opportunities.

OYC membership aims to reflect the diversity of young people in the region. This includes consideration of gender balance and geographical location.  In addition, the OYC aims to support the representation of indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse youth; young people with disability and LGBTIQ young people.

Members are appointed for a three year term and are required to attend monthly meetings.

If you are curious and would like to know more, please contact Joshua Stokes, Community Development: Youth Coordinator on 0468 552 891 or email youth@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

The OYC will be recruiting new members in 2022.

If you are interested in finding out more about this awesome opportunity, please get in touch.

Apply now