The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is run by the Australian Government as a communication channel between the Government, young people and the organisations that work with, for and on behalf of young people. The AYF engages young people through this website, and also in person at forums and community activities. It brings young people, the youth sector and the Australian Government closer together, and gives them an opportunity to be heard.
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.
The Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.
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.
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.
Myfuture.edu.au is 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.
4-13 April 2014
National Youth Week (NYW) provides a platform to reach young people aged 12 to 25 in every Australian State and Territory. National Youth Week is coordinated by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in collaboration with the departments responsible for youth affairs in each State and Territories.
Payments and services are available to support people who are undertaking approved studies or training, or planning to undertake approved studies or training.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Provides students with tips and advice which they can apply to different bullying situations.
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.
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.
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.
Year 12 - What Next? is a guide to help Year 12 students plan their post-school education and training. It tells you about working life in the future, course options and other places where you can get planning help and advice.
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 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations index page for youth. Includes links to information about various services and programs.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) page for young people, with links to information about tax returns, tax file numbers, payments and refunds, and superannuation.
Youth.gov.au is the central hub of government information for young people.
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.