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Multicultural Youth Network

The Multicultural Youth Network is a platform for members to advise the VMC and government departments on matters affecting multicultural young people, including multicultural affairs, mental health, employment, racism and discrimination.

About the Multicultural Youth Network

In October 2022, the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) launched their Multicultural Youth Network for the August 2022 to August 2024 term at Parliament House in Victoria.

We selected 20 young people aged between 16 to 25 to represent each of the 8 regions of Victoria (see map and local government areas per region below):

  • Barwon South West
  • Gippsland
  • Grampians
  • Hume
  • Loddon Mallee
  • Eastern Metropolitan
  • North and West Metropolitan
  • Southern Metropolitan

The MYN is a platform for members to advise the VMC and government departments on matters affecting multicultural young people including multicultural affairs, mental health, employment, racism and discrimination.

These voluntary roles present a unique opportunity to directly engage with the VMC and assist in promoting the benefits of diversity and youth voice.

Our representatives

Region map of Victoria

The below table outlines the representatives selected for each of the 8 regions in Victoria

Regional areas
RegionAreas in regionRepresentatives
Barwon South WestColac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, South Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool and Queenscliffe
GrampiansArarat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and YarriambickAlbert Mumba
Aditi Karna
Loddon MalleeBuloke, Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan HillShirin Gul Amini
HumeAlpine, Benalla, Wodonga, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong and WangarattaVarun Joshi
Dinuki Rajapaksha Pathirannehelage
GippslandBass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington
Metropolitan areas
RegionAreas in regionRepresentatives
North and West MetropolitanBanyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Hobson’s Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Morland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and YarraCelil Kardaslar
Arya Banerjee
Rosie Thyer
Aakriti Malhotra
Khalid Muse
Zara Khan
Bradley Imalenowa
Southern MetropolitanBayside, Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and StoningtonChristina Cushen
Farzana Alam Eshita
Hanienah Hasna
Numan Seyit
Eastern MetropolitanBoroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra RangersNathaniel Diong
Aristidis Tsoulakos
Aleeza Hafeez
Ahelee Rahman

Role and responsibilities of the network

The MYN will:

  • assist the VMC in its commitment to multicultural affairs in all regions of Victoria
  • promote the benefits of cultural, linguistic and religious diversity
  • provide information and advice to the VMC on a range of policy directions
  • identify opportunities to improve young people’s health and wellbeing, connections with their community, and pathways to achieve their goals.

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