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Australian Youth Forum

A key communication channel between the Australian Government, young people aged 15-24 and the youth sector.

Department of Education

Becoming independent

Provides Q&A's and related links relating to becoming independent – legal ages for leaving home, driving, getting married, working and making contracts.

Legal Services Commission South Australia

Buying a car - MoneySmart

You've made it through those L-plate hours, passed your driving test and now you want your own set of wheels. Before you hit the car yards, do some research so you don't end up with an expensive rust bucket.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Buying a mobile phone - MoneySmart

It's hard to imagine life without a mobile phone, but it can cost you a bomb if you buy the wrong phone or plan. Follow these MoneySmart tips to get a mobile phone deal you can afford.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Common youth legal issues

Provides links to download fact sheets, booklets and educational resources to help young people work out their legal problems.

Victoria Legal Aid

Drinking Nightmare

The National Youth Alcohol campaign 'Drinking nightmare' aims to contribute, along with a range of initiatives, to a reduction in harms associated with drinking to intoxication by young Australians.

Department of Health

headspace - Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation

headspace provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families across Australia. With 30 one-stop-shops, headspace has a range of youth friendly health professionals who can help you with general health; mental health and counselling; education, employment and other services; and alcohol and other drug services.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd


Designed to help improve driver safety by fostering a partnership between learners, their supervising drivers and professional instructors. Keys2drive is an initiative of the Australian Automobile Association and sponsored by the Australian Government.

Australian Automobile Association

Kids world - a kid's guide to changing families

This computer game reassures older primary school aged children who are experiencing, or have gone through separation that it's not their fault, they're not alone and what they're thinking or feeling is okay. The game helps children understand what is happening; helping them find ways to cope and letting them know where they can go for help.

Department of Human Services

Moving out of home - MoneySmart

The right time for moving out of home is different for everyone. With new found freedom comes the responsibility of paying for rent, utility bills, food, transport and more. Check out these MoneySmart tips for when you move out of home. Includes links to a Budget planner, Savings goals calculator and getting help as a tenant.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Myfuture: Australia's career information service

An interactive, online career exploration service aimed at all Australians wishing to explore their career options, with a particular emphasis on 16 to 24 year old students. Myfuture helps you see possibilities in the world of work, identify your own interests and skill areas, and set career goals and plans to achieve them.

Education Services Australia Limited

National Youth Week

4-13 April 2014
Celebrates young people in Australia with a program of activities and events developed by the community and young people – for young people. National Youth Week is coordinated by the Department of Education in collaboration with the departments responsible for youth affairs in each state and territory.

Department of Education

Proof of Age card

A proof of age card can be used for general identification, and as proof of age for young people over the age of 18.

Students and trainees

Payments and services are available to support people who are undertaking approved studies or training, or planning to undertake approved studies or training.

Department of Human Services

Take a Stand Together

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.

Safe and Supportive School Communities Project

Tax, Super + You. Take control

Educational resource for use by individuals, students and teachers to help improve understanding of the Australian tax and superannuation systems.

Australian Taxation Office

The Duke of Edinburgh's award

The Duke of Edinburgh's award invites young people to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participation is voluntary and is structured so participants can design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions. The award is open to any young people aged 14-25 years, no matter what their cultural background, religious or political affiliation, or ability.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Line

What exactly is The Line? And what happens when you cross it? Some things are never acceptable, like violence, rape and abuse. But in other areas, the line can be blurry. Where do you draw the line? At the end of the day, it's a personal thing. Here, you'll find a heap of stuff that will help you decide.

Department of Social Services

Under 25's - MoneySmart Rookie

Learn how to manage your money so that you can do the things you want. Includes links to tools and quizzes to help Under 25's with personal finances.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme provides young Australians aged 16-23 with an opportunity for personal development on board the national sail training ship Young Endeavour.

Department of Defence


Provides links to various services and programs for youth.

Department of Education

Provides a central hub of government information for young people.

Department of Education


Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety you can get help now by calling Beyondblue Info line on 1300 22 4636.

Beyond Blue Ltd

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