MYAN TAS works in partnership with young people, government and non-government organisations to promote the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

MYAN TAS Stakeholder Network

There are opportunities to contribute to the work of MYAN TAS through our stakeholder meetings. These meetings are open to anyone working with young people from a refugee or migrant background. This includes community leaders and people working within an education, health or community setting, youth sector and sports and recreation sector.
Please contact Sally Thompson for more information.

MYAN TAS Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group brings together passionate young advocates to support positive change in the lives of refugee and migrant young people across Tasmania. The group is comprised of members from a diversity of faith, gender, age, linguistic, ethnicity, migration, life and educational experiences. MYAN TAS Youth Advisory Group participants:

  • Participate in quarterly meetings to inform the work of the MYAN TAS
  • Undertake leadership and advocacy training
  • Facilitate a state level advocacy activity per year
  • Contribute to statewide youth consultations to ensure the voice of multicultural young people is represented in youth policy and strategy in Tasmania.

FUSE 2019

Join MYAN and other like-minded young leaders at FUSE 2019 to learn invaluable skills in networking, leadership, advocacy and community organising, and pitch your ideas to public figures and decision makers.

What? FUSE will be a three day summit focused on building the leadership, advocacy and community organising skills of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Who? FUSE is targeted to young people who have some previous experience in leadership, advocacy and related activities, or who are looking for an opportunity to build these skills.
When? FUSE will be held 15th-17th April 2019 in Melbourne.
How? Apply between 2 November 2018 and 6 January 2019, following the outlined instructions* on

MYAN TAS will be supporting 5 young people from Tasmania to attend the FUSE Conference in 2019. If you are interested in applying or supporting a young person you know to apply please contact us or download the Application form here.

MYAN short film series trailer

MYAN’s short film series was launched at the MYAN conference in November 2017. The short films capture young people’s stories and experiences of settling in Australia. Produced in partnership with Dr David Corlett, acclaimed filmmaker and host of SBS’ Go Back To Where You Came From, the  9 films featureyoung people from refugee and migrant backgrounds talking about leaving their country, arriving in Australia, what helped them settle in Australia, belonging, identity and aspirations for the future. These films are part of MYAN’s resources supporting the National Youth Settlement Framework.

Get outside Tasmania 2018 – BigHart

In early 2018 the MYAN TAS Youth Advisory Group, in collaboration with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service ‘Get Outside Program’, spent a weekend of adventure and leadership training at the Far South Wilderness Camp in Dover. Check out this inspirational film about Get Outside, which was filmed by BigHart during the 3 day camp.
Read Participant Story on MYT Blog