Children's Advisory Committee

Calls for expressions of interest to join the 2019–20 Children's Advisory Committee

State Library Victoria is putting kids in the driver's seat to help shape a new era of creative and exciting library programs.

Our new Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter opens at State Library Victoria later this year, and we need kids aged 8–12 years to help design an experience that will spark imaginations and inspire creativity for our young visitors and their families.

What will a Children’s Advisory Committee member do?

  • Commit to a monthly meeting from August 2019 to June 2020.
  • Collaborate with the other Children's Advisory Committee members, and State Library Victoria staff, to turn ideas into experiences for children aged 5–12 years based in and around our exciting new children's space.


To apply, fill in the online expression of interest form. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 21 July 2019.

Membership of the Children's Advisory Committee is for one year, so if you are not successful this time, don’t worry – there will be future opportunities!

More information

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Express your interest

The small but necessary print

To be a Children's Advisory Committee member, you must be:

  • between 8 and 12 years of age for some or all of the one-year membership period of the Children's Advisory Committee (August 2019 to June 2020)
  • living in Australia throughout the duration of the Advisory Committee meetings (August 2019 to June 2020)
  • available to commit to one meeting a month, held at State Library Victoria – day and time to be confirmed after consultation with potential Children's Advisory Committee members (note: no meeting in January 2020). This is an essential part of being part of the Committee. If you live outside of Melbourne, we would still love to hear from you, as we may be able to accommodate some children dialling in to the meetings.
  • able to obtain permission from your parent/guardian to complete a registration form.

The selection panel will consist of State Library Victoria staff who have expertise in programming and working with children. To avoid a conflict of interest, State Library Victoria staff and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.