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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

GDYN Terms of Reference - 144KB


GDYN membership

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

Register for GDYN Membership


GDYN meetings

GDYN meetings are held every second month. Meetings run from 9.30am - 11.30am.

Meeting dates for 2022:

Wednesday 23 February

Venue: Zoom

Topic: Resilience and Belonging - Preparing young people for the challenges of 2022 and beyond.

April (date to be advised)

Venue: Zoom

Topic: Digital disruption series: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of the online world.

Part 1: Exploring gaming. The benefits, the risks, and how to help young people create healthy boundaries. 

Thursday 23 June

Venue: Dandenong Civic Center Level 2, 225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong.

Topic: Digital disruption series: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of the online world.

Part 2: Exploring social media. How social media is fuelling the rise of eating disorders among young people.

August (topic and date to be advised)

Venue: Zoom

October (topic and date to be advised)

Venue: Zoom

November (topic and date to be advised)

Venue: Dandenong Civic Center Level 2, 225 Lonsdale St, Dandenong.

2022 GDYN e-Newsletter deadlines

Network members are invited to share information via our monthly GDYN e-Newsletter. Please refer to the below deadlines for submitting content in 2022.

Month Publication date Deadline
Feb Monday 14 Friday 28 Jan
Mar Monday 14 Friday 25 Feb
Apr Monday 11 Friday 25 Mar
May Monday 9 Friday 22 Apr
Jun Monday 13 Friday 27 May
Jul Monday 11 Friday 24 Jun
Aug Monday 8 Friday 22 Jul
Sep Monday 12 Friday 26 Aug
Oct Monday 10 Friday 23 Sep
Nov Monday 14 Friday 28 Oct
Dec Monday 12 Friday 25 Nov