Multicultural Youth Network Geelong

The Multicultural Youth Network Geelong (MYNG) is an advocacy body of community workers from youth agencies and the multicultural sector in Geelong, who support young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

According to the 2006 Census almost 20 per cent of Greater Geelong residents were from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

The Multicultural Youth Network Geelong (MYNG) works to:

  • develop appropriate strategies that address multicultural youth issues at a local level through consultation

  • provide training programs and resources to those working with migrant and newly arrived young people

  • raise a positive profile of multicultural youth

The MYNG seeks to strengthen connections between ‘mainstream’ and multicultural youth services.

This approach recognises the importance of embracing cultural diversity and allows us to develop stronger communities, support service providers and influence positive change.

MYNG also supports events and activities for 12-25 year olds that focus on the needs of multicultural youth in a safe and culturally aware environment. These include the fOrT Youth Centre holiday programs, supporting fOrT futsal teams, culturally diverse Drop In sessions at the fOrT Youth Centre and providing work experience and school based apprenticeship opportunities.

The MYNG most recently completed a CALD Youth Needs Report, copies can be provided on request to the Multicultural Youth Officer:


Multicultural Youth Network Geelong partners include:

  • Diversitat

  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • Victoria Police    
  • Time for Youth

  • Barwon Health

  • Gordon TAFE

  • Mackillop Family Services

  • Department of Human Services - Centrelink 

  • Barwon Medicare Local 

  • Glastonbury Community Services

  • G21

  • Department of Justice

  • Cloverdale Neighbourhood Centre

  • Centre for Catholic Care

  • Barwon Youth

  • Bethany

  • Headspace

  • Barwon Community Legal Service

  • Bellarine Community Health

  • Local Secondary Schools

Young people or youth agencies interested in hearing more about the Multicultural Youth Network Geelong (MYNG) can call the MYNG Project Worker on 03 5274 1602.

Page last updated: Friday, 1 July 2016