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YACWA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Youth Affairs Council of WA is adapting its work arrangements to limit the spread of the virus in our community and maintain the health and wellbeing of our staff, our stakeholders and the young people we work to support.

We’ve taken the following measures:
  • • We’ve cancelled workshops for our Youth Educating Peers Project, Youth Educating about Waste and projects, shifting to online modules and remote delivery where possible.
  • • We’ve instituted a company-wide response plan that supports our team working from home, providing resources to facilitate business continuity where necessary.
  • • We’re speaking closely with funding bodies, stakeholders and fellow youth sector organisations to coordinate our efforts to minimise the spread of the virus while continuing with our essential organisational operations.
  • • We’ve committed to supporting and paying our casual staff wherever we can. Casual workers are amongst the most financially vulnerable at a time like this – we encourage organisations in the sector to support their casual stuff however they can.
Contacting YACWA
Our staff are available in their usual work hours via email. If you have any questions or you’re seeking advice from us, the best contact point is our general email –
Like many of you, we’re closely monitoring health advice from state, federal and international bodies. If you’re looking for more information on the current status of COVID-19, or what to do if you’re at risk, we recommend the following resources:
Department of Health (Federal)

Department of Health Translated Resources

Department of Health (Western Australia)

World Health Organisation Covid-19 Portal

Covid-19 Hotline – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1800 020 080
WA Council of Social Services (WACOSS) resources

We also acknowledge that this health crisis presents a number of mental health challenges. There are resources available for you if you’re in need of counselling support:
Beyond Blue
, 1300 22 4636
, 13 11 14
Mental Health Commission resources
Youth Affairs Council of WA


YACWA respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country. While our work is state-wide, YACWA's office is based on the land of Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation. 

We wish to pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend this to all Aboriginal people seeing this message.

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