This system will be undergoing scheduled maintenance between and and may be unavailable during this time.

YAC Nominations

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 13 September 2019 (AWST).

Thank you for your interest in the Bunbury Youth Advisory Council (YAC) nominations.

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the City of Bunbury's online application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

Note that applicants must be aged 12-25 years and reside in the Greater Bunbury region.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines or questions in the form, please contact us on (08) 9792 7129 during business hours or email

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Please note: Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify.


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


Most internet browsers (including Firefox v2.0 and above; Safari; and Google Chrome) have spell checking facilities built in – you can switch this function on or off by adjusting your browser settings.


The current Youth Advisory Council meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month from 4.30pm at the City of Bunbury Council Chambers. We understand circumstance change and we will always endeavour to conduct meetings at a time suitable to as many committee members as possible.

To provide guidance to the Bunbury City Council on issues affecting the youth of the Bunbury Region.
Terms of Reference (as adopted 3/03/15 Council Decision 65/15)
1. To identify and advise on youth trends, gaps and opportunities in the Bunbury area.
2. To advise Council on the development of policies that is responsive to the needs of youth.
3. To engage with the young people of the Bunbury area to draw consultation and feedback on youth trends, opportunities and gaps to present to Council.
4. To assist and be actively involved in the ongoing development and delivery of youth targeted projects, programs and events. (Annually: Australia Day and National Youth Week).
5. To engage with the wider youth community to create/look for partnerships and opportunities to support young people in the areas of upskilling, youth leadership and the active involvement for youth driven initiatives.