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An image of a person's face and the text: The MYN is about bringing young voices to our diverse community and elevating young people to fulfil their potential. Luna Folly - Youth Commissioner, VMC

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
Region Areas in region Representatives
Barwon South West

Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Greater Geelong, Moyne, South Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool and Queenscliffe


Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambick

Albert Mumba
Aditi Karna
Loddon Mallee Buloke, Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Gannawarra, Loddon, Mildura, Mount Alexander and Swan Hill Shirin Gul Amini

Alpine, Benalla, Wodonga, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong and Wangaratta

Varun Joshi
Dinuki Rajapaksha Pathirannehelage


Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington

Metropolitan areas
Region Areas in region Representatives
North and West Metropolitan

Banyule, Brimbank, Darebin, Hobson’s Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley, Morland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Wyndham and Yarra

Celil Kardaslar
Arya Banerjee
Rosie Thyer
Aakriti Malhotra
Khalid Muse
Zara Khan
Bradley Imalenowa

Southern Metropolitan

Bayside, Cardinia, Casey, Glen Eira, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Stonington

Christina Cushen
Farzana Alam Eshita
Hanienah Hasna
Numan Seyit
Eastern Metropolitan

Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Rangers

Nathaniel 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.

Reviewed 24 November 2022

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