Community Support Groups

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is the auspice organisation for two Community Support Groups, funded by the Victorian Government. These groups, located in Melton and Dandenong, aim to strengthen youth engagement in South Sudanese communities and to ensure that young people and their families are linked into activities and services in their areas. 

A Community Support Group (CSG) is a coordinated, community-led approach to enhance youth and community engagement and to respond to local community issues and needs. The focus of a CSG is to link people to an integrated range of programs and activities such as education, training, employment pathways, health and human services, sport and recreation and other community activities. A CSG can also implement new programs and activities where community needs are identified.

Local Reference Groups: Expressions of Interest

CMY is now calling for expressions of interest from community members who are interested in being part of the Local Reference Groups being established in Melton or Dandenong.

The Local Reference Groups in each area will guide the CSG’s operations, activities and engagement with local South Sudanese communities.

Find out more: CSG Local Reference Groups: Information, Roles and Responsibilities

How to apply

Please ensure that you have read and understood the Information, Roles and Responsibilities document before submitting an expression of interest form: 

Please submit your completed nomination form along with your CV and other relevant information via email to

Alternatively, you can send a hard copy of your nomination form and CV to:
Community Support Groups
C/O Centre for Multicultural Youth
304 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Applications close on 23 September 2018 and assessment will occur between 24 September and 1 October 2018. There will be an announcement of the Local Reference Groups between 2 and 5 October 2018. It is anticipated that the first meeting of the Local Reference Groups will take place in early October 2018.

Upcoming information forums

The Victorian Government, in partnership with CMY, will host information forums inviting South Sudanese community members to come together to hear more about the Community Support Groups, the auspices, the role of the Local Reference Groups and the Expression of Interest process. Download the flyer.


When: 6.30pm – 8pm, 11 September 2018
Where: Chisholm TAFE, Building A - Auditorium, 121 Stud Road, Dandenong

For directions, view a map here.


When: 6.30pm – 8pm, 17 September 2018
Where: Melton Library and Learning Hub, Balam Balam Seminar Room, 31 McKenzie Street, Melton

If you have any enquiries, please contact:

For directions, view a map here