Koorie Youth Council Profile

Koorie Youth Council

Introducing our Community Engagement Facilitator, Koby Sellings! 23.05.23

I went to school on Wadawurrung Country in Geelong, and have been between, there, home and Melbourne ever since. I have worked mainly in education, as Education Support at my old primary school, as well as a Student Mentor at Geelong Grammar for the young Indigenous students on Yalari scholarships. As well as KYC, I currently work at Melbourne Indigenous...


Introducing our Marram Nganyin Project Officer, Dylan Murphy-Pettit! 17.05.23

Tell us a about you, your mob and your position here at KYC. My name's Dylan Murphy-Pettit. I'm a proud Wakka Wakka on my mum’s side, so Cherbourg in Queensland, and I'm a Wemba Wemba man from Victoria on my father's side. I’m originally from Gippsland, on Gunai/Kurnai Country. Predominately country-raised, moving across the state living on Dja Dja Wurrung...


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Introducing our Deputy Executive Officer, Leyla Quartermaine! 09.05.23

I’m a proud Noongar Yorga (woman). I was born and raised here in Naarm, Wurundjeri Country by my nan, with the support of the Victorian Aboriginal Community. I am now the Deputy Executive Officer at the Koorie Youth Council, but it wasn’t easy getting here. I failed year 9 based on my attendance within the first semester. During this time...


KYC is proud to announce our recent office relocation to... 04.05.23

KYC is proud to announce our recent office relocation to the Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation Co-Operative (MAYSAR)   For the past 20 years, KYC has embarked on a journey for full independence. In line with KYC’s values, we are pleased to be housed within an iconic Aboriginal-owned building of truth-telling and history that has provided space for Aboriginal...


Koorie Youth Council announces appointment of new Executive Officer Bonnie... 06.12.22

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is proud to announce the appointment of KYC’s new Executive Officer, Bonnie Dukakis. Bonnie is a proud Gunditjmara woman who grew up on Gunai Kurnai Country, and first became involved with KYC as a youth participant at the 2015 Koorie Youth Summit. Bonnie will succeed Indi Clarke, who resigned in August 2022 after six years...