Get Involved!


The National Youth Commission Australia (NYCA) is an independent, non-partisan community inquiry into the challenges faced by young people preparing for and seeking work now and into the future.


There are plenty of ways that you can get involved with the NYCA, and we will post opportunities regularly on this page. Right now you can donate, register to attend the Youth Futures Summit, and subscribe to our newsletter below.

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    National Youth Homelessness Conference


    The 2021 National Youth Homelessness Conference is organised around a project to develop a National Strategy to End Youth Homelessness. 


    Unlike traditional sector conferences, the focus for Conference discussions and post-conference actions will be a joint NGO sector-Government taskforce and consultation process to actually develop a National Strategy to End Youth Homelessness, not the product of a particular government but a joint NGO-Government achievement that will stand as a reference for the planning and implementation that various state and territory governments undertake well into the future. 

    Attend the Youth Futures Summit


    The Youth Futures Summit is a virtual event that brings together thousands of diverse people across multiple sectors and communities to re-imagine the future for young people, and the rest of Australia.


    YFS2021 will:


    Draw together thousands of people from multiple sectors and communities that are reflective of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs that make up all of Australia

    Be co-presented, co-attended and shaped by young people

    Deep-dive into the challenges and identify what the solutions should be

    Explore a number of different areas from education, youth mental health, the Australian economy, training, job services, young workers’ rights, and what the future of work will look like.

    Attend a Public Hearing


    Registering for an NYCA public hearing is a great way to get involved and have your voice heard. Hearings are open to all members of the public including young people, educators, employers, government, parents, service providers, youth workers and more.



    What can you present on?


    Click here to download our Guide to Presenting which has all the information you need or read our Public Hearings FAQs.



    NYCA runs activities and events through every state and territory, as well as at the national level. Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering with us, and we’ll keep you up to date with any opportunities including working on events, public hearings and consultations, campaigns, and writing for our Action Hub.


    Why become a Volunteer?


    1. You’ll get skills and experience in grassroots work

    2. You’ll make friends and networks.

    3. You’ll create an impact.

    4. You’ll contribute to a better world for young people




    You can support the NYCA by making a tax deductible donation. The NYCA is an independent process it does not seek nor does it receive funding from the Australian or State and Territory governments. The NYCA relies on financial support from independent sources.


    If you would like to support this work click below to donate to NYCA.