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COMPACT Partners


The Multicultural NSW COMPACT program supports an alliance of community partners who are committed to addressing and resolving community issues and tensions and safeguarding Australia’s peaceful and harmonious way of life against extremist hate, violence and division.

COMPACT supports local solutions-based projects that bring young Australians together to promote positive behaviours and engage critically, creatively and constructively on local and global issues impacting on social cohesion and community harmony.

COMPACT recognises that, whatever may be taking place in the complex world we live in, solutions start at home.  It starts with families talking to each other and having the resources and support they need to address issues and tensions.  It starts with local communities working together, supporting each other and building on the strengths of our culturally diverse success story.

COMPACT takes a whole-of-society approach to community resilience, youth engagement and conflict resolution.

In our program ‘resilience’ means proactively building and maintaining strong, secure, responsive and aware community networks that can be mobilised to respond to challenges and threats to community harmony, resolve conflict and actively promote social cohesion.

COMPACT encourages partnerships and collaboration between relevant community, non-government, youth, sports, arts/media and educational organisations by providing grant funding for innovative evidence based community projects.

The COMPACT Program Overview brochure provides further information.


United Muslim Women’s Association

Moving towards middle ground: Informing, engaging and evolving perspectives on violent extremism

Australian Red Cross Society with NSW State Emergency Service, Multicultural Youth Affairs Network, NSW Service for the Treatment of Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Young Humanitarians Project

Police and Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC Parramatta, Liverpool and Belmore) with NSW Police Force Youth Command

Community Resilience Engaging Solutions Together (CREST)

All Together Now with Youth Action, Western Sydney University and Macquarie University

Community Action for Preventing Extremism (CAPE) NSW: promoting resilience and response to far-right extremism.

Sydney Youth Connect

The Sydney 2020 Youth Challenge

Bankstown Youth Development Service with Bankstown City Council, Bankstown Poetry Slam, Sir Joseph Banks High School, Together for Humanity, and other local partners

Inclusion: Celebrating stories of strength

Youth Off The Streets with the Australian Multicultural Foundation

Specialist services

St George Youth Services with Enough is Enough Anti-Violence Movement, Advance Diversity Services and St George Police and Citizens Youth Club

CONNECT UP! - Youth against violence and racism

NSW Auburn Islamic Cultural Centre (Auburn Gallipoli Mosque)

"5 b4 5" Youth Leadership Program

Lebanese Muslim Association with Islamic Council of NSW

IQRA: Educating Young Australian Muslims

Australian Rugby League Commission with Moving Forward Together Association



2017 NSW Youth Work Awards Nominee

Outstanding Partnership Category

COMPACT was nominated under the Outstanding Partnership Category, in recognition of the difference that COMPACT partners are making in the lives of the young people they work with. The NSW Youth Work Awards is an annual celebration of the exceptional work of youth services and youth workers in NSW. The awards are an opportunity for the NSW Youth Work Sector to recognise those who provide an outstanding contribution to the health, safety and wellbeing of young people in NSW. Youth Action presents awards in 9 categories, to honour those individuals and services who go above and beyond to help create a society where all young people can feel supported, valued and engaged.