Roles and responsibilities

The Northern Territory Youth Round Table (NTYRT) is an independent advisory group to the Minister for Youth and the NT Government.
Members engage in consultation with:

  • various government agencies
  • community groups and
  • other organisations.

Read about the NTYRT and how to apply.

Also check out the round table alumni. Read previous bios:

Read below for the support you get and to find out about the consultations done this year.

Professional development and training

In addition to providing advice to government, members undertake intensive skill development including:

  • media training
  • public speaking and communication skills
  • project management
  • team building
  • report writing workshops.

In 2021, round table members have undertaken 8 professional development and training sessions such as:

  • media
  • public speaking
  • work-life-balance
  • team building
  • social media.

What members did in 2021

Round table members completed professional development and training sessions in:

  • media
  • public speaking
  • work-life-balance
  • team building
  • social media.


Members consult and advise various government departments, community groups and other organisations on key initiatives and strategies.

They also lead a community-based project throughout their 12-month term.

What members did in 2021

Round table members were involved in the following consultation sessions.

  • Education Engagement strategy - Department of Education (school and system improvement).
  • 10-Year Generational strategy for Children and Families in the Northern Territory - Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet (social inclusion).
  • Youth Employment Rights - Youth Development Australia and Youth Law Australia.
  • Health Improvement - Department of Health.
  • The Future of Renewables - Power & Water Corporation.

Community based projects

During the term, members have the opportunity to lead a community based project on a topic that they identify as of importance to them and their community.

Their project includes researching, consulting with their community, delivering a project and formulating their findings and recommendations into a project report.

The culmination of the round table is a presentation at Parliament House to a range of invited guests, including ministers and government departments.

Members present their community based projects, recommendations and discuss youth issues they are passionate about.

For more information

To find out more contact Office of Youth Affairs.

Last updated: 15 December 2021

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