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COVID-19 Community Consultation

Youth and Family Services recognises that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created significant challenges for our community and beyond. We are conducting a research project to learn how COVID-19 has affected young people and families in Greater Dandenong, and to find out the emerging needs and issues.

The consultation will help us to understand how COVID-19 has impacted our community, and ensure that the needs of young people and families are at the ‘front and center’ of our service response now and into the future.

Community members can participate by completing an online survey, or attending a focus group or interview.

Have Your Say

You are eligible to participate in consultation activities if you are:

  • A young person aged 12-25 years
  • A parent or carer of children aged 8-25 years

How to Have Your Say

To share your ideas please choose any of the below options:

1. Online survey

Our online survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Survey participants have the chance to enter the draw to win one of four $50 gift vouchers.

Young people aged 15-25 years

Parents and carers of children aged 8-25 years

2. Focus groups and interviews

Young people aged 12-25 years are invited to attend a focus group or interview to discuss your experiences in person.

There are also limited places available for parents and carers (of children aged 8-25 years) to participate in a focus group or interview.

To express your interest in participating, please complete an expression of interest form, or contact us on 9793 2155.

Expression of Interest Form

3. Have you experienced COVID-related racism? 

We know that some of our community members have faced challenges as a result of racism relating to Coronavirus. Youth and Family Services would like to hear from any young people who have been impacted, so that we can understand your experiences and how we can support our diverse community in the future.

If you would be willing to tell us more about any racism you have experienced during the pandemic, please let us know when you register your interest for an interview or focus group.

Expression of Interest Form

For further information, please contact Youth and Family Services on 

This consultation closes on Friday 11 December, 5pm.