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Queensland Youth Strategy Ambassadors announced

Congratulations to the six inspiring young Queenslanders selected as ambassadors for the Queensland Youth Strategy. They have been chosen for their leadership and achievements in the strategy’s areas of connection and their great work in the community.

Queensland Youth Strategy – connecting young Queenslanders

Every area of a young person’s life is connected. The Queensland Youth Strategy aims to provide connections for young people and guide the development and coordination of activities and services for young people aged 12 to 21 years.

Youth online

The Queensland Government provides a range of information and services for young people. Find out more about education, life skills, health, family support, sport and recreation programs, as well as how to get involved and have your say.

Safer Schoolies Initiative

The initiative sees government agencies working with community organisations and local councils to help minimise potential impacts of Schoolies on local communities.


  • Queensland Youth Strategy - connecting young Queenslanders

    Every area of a young person's life is connected. The Queensland Youth Strategy aims to provide connections for young people and guide the development and coordination of activities and services for young people aged 12 to 21 years.

  • Youth Week

    Youth Week is a special celebration for Queensland young people aged 12 to 25 to showcase their talents, exchange ideas, attend live events and discuss issues that affect them.

  • Safer Schoolies initiative

    Schoolies is the phenomenon in which school leavers from around Australia choose to book their end-of-year holiday in Queensland destinations such as Airlie Beach, Yeppoon and the Gold Coast.

  • Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership program

    Bringing together young Indigenous people (18-25 years old) from across Queensland to learn about leadership, develop networks, discuss community issues and gain business knowledge.

  • YMCA Queensland youth parliament

    A program that involves young people aged between 15 and 25 from the 89 electorates in Queensland who are keen to make a difference in their communities.

  • Youth Support Coordinators (YSCs)

    Updates to the Youth Support Coordinator Initiative

  • Youth Housing and Reintegration Service (YHARS) and After Care

    The Youth Housing and Reintegration Service is aimed at assisting young poeple aged 12 to 21 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The After Care Service is available throughout Queensland for young people aged 17 to 21 who are leaving or have left state care.

  • Youth at Risk Initiative (YARI)

    Features of the Youth At Risk initaitive and past programs to be merged. Program guidelines and protocals also available.

  • Youth contacts

    Central and regional office youth contacts.

Queensland Youth Strategy

Our vision is for Queensland’s young people to be well-connected, confident, responsible and safe and participate in their community.