Greater Dandenong Youth Network (GDYN)

The Greater Dandenong Youth Network (GDYN) provides the opportunity for local government, youth related services, agencies, education providers and faith based organisations to meet bi-monthly to:

  • share information
  • provide collegiate support
  • access professional development opportunities
  • identify issues affecting young people, their families and service providers.

The GDYN also facilitates:

  • development of partnerships and collaboration
  • information and resource sharing
  • discussion and co-ordination of funding
  • improving services, networking, cooperation, coordination and integration of youth agency programs.
  • Opportunities for advocacy together with or on behalf of young people and to provide formal feedback on regional youth issues to government

For more information download the GDYN Terms of Reference (PDF - 144KB).

GDYN membership

If you would like to be part of the GDYN, please complete an online membership form.

Alternatively, you can contact Kylie Wilmot on 9793 2155 or email

GDYN meetings

GDYN meetings are held every second month, alternating between Wednesdays and Thurdays. Meetings run from 9.30am-11.30am.

Meeting dates for 2019

Thursday 7 February - Understanding the Youth Sector in Greater Dandenong
Read minutes from this meeting (PDF - 807KB)

Wednesday 3 April - Young people, Alcohol and Other Drugs
Read minutes from this meeting (PDF - 538KB)

Thursday 6 June - Homelessness and Material Aid
Read minutes from this meeting (PDF - 334KB)

Wednesday 7 August - Bringing together the Youth and Education Sectors: working collaboratively to support young people

Thursday 10 October - Youth Mental Health

Wednesday 4 December - To be advised

Meeting Minutes for 2018

Thursday 15 February - Youth engagement initiatives: what's new in 2018 (PDF - 463KB)

Wednesday 18 April - Youth Education and Employment - Creating Better Outcomes for Young People (PDF - 488KB)

Thursday 7 June - Exploring Partnerships and Funding Opportunities (PDF - 481KB)

Wednesday 8 August - Engaging with Indigenous Young People (PDF - 675KB)

Thursday 11 October - Youth Mental Health (PDF - 690KB)

Wednesday 28 November - Supporting Young People From Culturally Diverse Backgrounds