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The Australian Government wants to hear from you!

We want to hear from young people aged 12 to 25 across Australia, their advocates, the youth sector and governments.

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2024 Youth Advisory Groups

Applications are now closed for the 2024 Youth Advisory Groups.

There will be six advisory groups in 2024. They are:

Creative Industries Youth Advisory Group

Working partner: Office for the Arts

Civic Engagement Youth Advisory Group

Working partner: Department of Home Affairs

Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Youth Advisory Group

Working partner: Department of Social Services  

Employment Youth Advisory Group

Working partner: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR)

First Nations Education Youth Advisory Group

Working partners: National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) and Department of Education

Safe and Supported Youth Advisory Group

Working partner: Department of Social Services

Thanks to everyone who applied! We’ll let you know the outcome of your application in January 2024.

Places we’ve been

We are developing a youth engagement strategy to improve how we work with young people now and into the future . Below is a list of places we've visited as part of the National Youth Consultations to support the strategy. Follow us on Instagram to see how it went and to find out when we will be out and about next!

Date State Location Event
7 June Western Australia Perth Perth Town Hall
15 June New South Wales Queanbeyan PCYC Fit for Life
15 June National Online Sector consultation
17–18 June New South Wales Sydney Showground Olympic Park Supanova Comic Con
29 June Victoria Mildura Mildura Rural City Council Youth Services Consultation
30 June Victoria Colignan Penrite Hattah Desert Race
7 July Australian Capital Territory Canberra Consultation with the Office for Youth
7 July Northern Territory Darwin Youth Voice NT Consultation
8 July Northern Territory Palmerston Palmerston Youth Festival
10 July Australian Capital Territory Canberra Gather National Youth Dance Meet Up
12–13 July New South Wales Western Sydney Nations of Origin
12 July Australian Capital Territory Canberra Youth Sector Consultation with the Youth Coalition of the ACT
20 July Victoria Carlton Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Consultation
26 July Australian Capital Territory Canberra ANU Bush Week Market Day
8 August Queensland Weipa Western Cape Clontarf Academy Consultation
8 August Queensland Mission River PCYC Napranum Consultation
9 August Queensland Cairns Headspace Cairns Consultation
9 August Queensland Cairns Deadly Inspiring Youth Doing Good Consultation
10 August Queensland Mount Isa Injilinji Youth Service Consultation
10 August Queensland Mount Isa Young People Ahead Consultation
15 August Victoria Melbourne Music careers expo
16 August Tasmania Launceston Workshop
17 August Tasmania Hobart Workshop
17 August Tasmania Hobart Sector roundtable
22 August South Australia Adelaide Music careers expo
28 August Queensland Ipswich Music careers expo
4 September New South Wales Tamworth Workshop
4 September New South Wales Tamworth Sector roundtable
6 September New South Wales Broken Hill Workshop
7 September National Online Workshop
8 September New South Wales Cooma Y Space Cooma – Office for Youth stall
12 September New South Wales Sydney UNSW Welcome Week
12 September South Australia Adelaide Sector roundtable
12 September South Australia Adelaide Workshop
14 September Victoria Melbourne Sector roundtable
14 September Victoria Melbourne Workshop
19 September New South Wales Sydney Sector roundtable
19 September New South Wales Sydney Workshop
21 September National Online Workshop
24 September Queensland Brisbane Youth Parliament
25 September Queensland Brisbane Sector roundtable
26 September Queensland Logan Workshop
26 September Queensland Logan Logan Youth Foyer Consultation
27 September National Online Sector roundtable
27 September Queensland Brisbane Workshop
28 September Western Australia Perth Workshop
28 September Western Australia Perth Sector roundtable

Discussion paper

We have published a discussion paper asking young people, their advocates, the youth sector and governments to give us advice to help develop the strategy. Submissions for the discussion paper have now closed, but you can still read the paper at the link below. 

Read the discussion paper