YAC Awards

As part of 2018 National Youth Week, the Melton City Council Youth Services team and Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are keen to recognise the positive contribution that young people make to our community. We will be presenting awards to young people to recognise their special achievements through the annual YAC Awards.

Winners will be announced at an awards celebration night, held during Youth Week in April 2018.

The YAC Awards categories are:

  • Leadership
  • Positive Role Model
  • Active Achievement
  • Inspiration
  • Determination
  • Social Justice
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Arts
  • Diversity

Before nominating please read the YAC Awards information on categories and guidelines(DOC, 101KB) .

Entry criteria:

  • Nominees must be aged 12 to 25 years.
  • Nominees must live, work or attend school in the City of Melton.
  • Nominators must NOT be related to the young person they are nominating.
  • Nominees can be entered in more than one category for separate contributions.  A separate entry form must be completed for each category.
  • Nominees must agree to the nomination and attend the Awards ceremony.

Applications will open in January.

2017 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Individual Award winners:

Positive Role Model Award: Blair Greenhalg, Blayke Lewis, Emily Sommerfield, James Petrovski, Jenny Bui, Sharie May Castillo.

Leadership Award: Aleiasha Clark, Aliza Rizvi, Bethany Kashani, Courtney Semini, Zoe Angus.

Arts Award: Annaliese Gee, Casey Cassar, Daniel Todd, Mary Klenkowski, Monique Armstrong, Jay Johnston.

Diversity Award: Christine Papalii Seu. Sakir Nawaz, Suitupe Seu.

Active Achievement Award: Liam Oakley, Jaxon holliday, Jordan Chircop, William Markovski, Jessica Marher.

Inspiration Award: Sobur Dhieu, Jai Robinson, Phoebe Warren.

Determination Award: Savannah de Giorgio, OmoLara Bello, Poppe-Simone Sakr.

Social Justice Award: Victoria Vassallo, Nikita Davies, Nick Klenkowski.

The overall Youth Advisory Council Honours Award went to Poppe-Simone Sakr
for continually showing determination in pursuit of her goals including competing in the Special Olympics.

Contact us

For more information contact Youth Services on 9747 5373 or email yac@melton.vic.gov.au.