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Student Representative Councils

Inspired by the power of student-led movements worldwide, the SRC program will support students to build their representation and advocate for change on the issues that matter to them in their schools - and beyond.

Three young people sit on steps facing one another. The person on the right wearing a blue long sleeve top with long dark hair is speaking.

What is a Student Representative Council?

Student Representative Councils (SRC) is a body of students from years 10-12 who work together to create real, student-led change in their communities.

This project is inspired by student-led movements worldwide, particularly the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) – an independent student-led organisation that represents school students across Victoria. VicSRC stands with and for students to elevate their voices to be heard and its vision is education that’s flexible, relevant and includes all students in all decisions.

In 2022, we’ve teamed up with the South Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People and the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition to launch an SRC across SA.

FYA will work with young people, Governments, schools and to launch SRCs across the country. Thousands of students are missing the opportunities to create their own policy agenda and strive for change in their schools, the education system, and their local communities.

If you’re interested in getting involved in SA SRC, or you’re looking to start a group in your State or Territory, get in touch with Paige Burton, Director of Civic and Cultural Engagement at paige.burton@fya.org.au