Giving young people a voice in policymaking…

The National Youth Policy Framework will outline how Australian Government policies and programs help improve the lives of young Australians. It will aim to give young people a voice in policies that affect them. The Youth Taskforce will deliver this framework by the end of 2020.

The National Youth Policy Framework will:

  • describe the Australian Government’s high-level commitment to young people
  • outline current youth policies and programs
  • suggest further action in youth policies, including ways to help young people recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have your say

We know the importance of investing in Australia’s young people, and believe in their power to create positive change.

For us to achieve meaningful change now and into the future, we must involve young people in the decisions that affect them.

As part of the development of the National Youth Policy Framework, we have created a national survey for young people aged 18 and over.  (If you are aged 15-17 and want to take part in the consultation process, contact the Youth Taskforce –

The survey gives young Australians a chance to tell us their views on what is important to them. It will help shape the priorities, policies and programs that affect them.

The results of the survey will be used to finalise the framework.