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Nominate now for 2016 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 years an opportunity to speak up for their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes. Make your voice heard. Nominations close 5pm on 25 February 2016.

Resources for youth support services

The Practice Guide for Youth Support Services and Youth Wellbeing Assessment: Common Assessment Tool have been developed as part of our renewal of youth services. These resources are provided to assist youth support workers and their organisations to effectively engage and work with vulnerable young people.

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 keep schoolies safe and help minimise potential impacts on local communities.

  • Youth support services

    Youth support funded providers help young people to connect to positive family support, get a job or engage in training or education, lead a healthy and violence-free life, and have a safe, stable place to live.

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

    The Youth Housing and Reintegration Service including After Care Service (YHARS) provides brokerage services and a coordinated and integrated case management response to the complex needs of young people aged 12-21 years who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

  • Youth contacts

    Central and regional office youth contacts.

Find more services

To assist young Queenslanders to access information about government-supported services and activities, the following services can now be accessed from the Queensland Government website at

You can find out about more services for young people at

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