Rainbow Youth Advisory Group

The Rainbow Youth Advisory Group (RYAG) is made up of 12 young people who represent the diversity of the youth LGBTIQA+ communities in the City of Greater Geelong. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Be aged at least 12 years old, and be no older than 25 at the date of submitting the expression of interest.
  • Live, work, study or have a strong community connection to the Geelong region.
  • Identify as person from the LGBTIQA+ community.
  • Have an understanding of and interest in the Greater Geelong community.
  • A commitment to inclusion for people who identify as LGBTIQA+
  • Members over 18 may be required to obtain a Working with Children Checks (WWCC) as part of the Child Safe Standards Policy (applications for a volunteer WWCC will be supported upon successful appointment to the group).
  • Members cannot be appointed to any other council advisory committee or council, that is: Geelong Youth Council during their term.


This Advisory Group commences on 6 March 2024 Members will be appointed to a one-year term with an option to reapply for a second term.

Appointment to The Rainbow Youth Advisory Group is a voluntary position.

Selection process

Young people will complete an expression of interest (EOI) process which will include an interview conducted by the Youth Development Officer (Social Inclusion) or delegate.

Membership will be selected by the Youth Development Social Inclusion Officers following the expression of interest process and interview short list.


The Rainbow Youth Advisory Group will meet monthly at Wurriki Nyal, additional meetings maybe required occasionally. 

Meeting dates will be organised by the Youth Development Officer - Social Inclusion and members will be informed by email. Members will be required to attend a RYAG induction and training day. 

LGBTIQA+ Community

Refers to people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual as well as Pansexual, Gender Diverse, Non-Binary, Gender Queer, Agender, Aromantic, Brother boy and Sister girl.

Need to know more...

If you have any questions about the Rainbow Youth Advisory Group or need assistance with your application, contact Dejah Grull (Youth Development Officer – Social Inclusion) on 0400 819 753 or email: [email protected].

Page last updated: Thursday, 8 February 2024