Youth Development Australia (YDA) is the auspice of the National Youth Commission Australia. It is responsible for appointing the Executive Officer of the National Youth Commission Australia (NYCA) who in turn establishes the NYCA Secretariat. Youth Development Australia is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, which has been operating since 2005. The purpose of YDA is to be a ‘platform for change’ for young people in Australia.
YDA is responsible for the financial management and administration of the National Youth Commission Australia and its Inquiry into Youth Employment and Transitions. YDA has no editorial control over the reports prepared by NYCA this responsibility rests solely with the independent Commissioners and the Executive Officer.