Get Involved!


The National Youth Commission (NYC) 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 NYC. You can volunteer, making a submission, attend public hearings, partner with us, donate, take a survey or subscribe to our newsletter.

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Online Submissions


Online and written submissions are a great way to contribute your ideas to the inquiry. We are open to many different formats including written, photographic, video, visual and more. Submissions can be made by any individual or organisation.


Please refer to the NYC’s terms of reference for clarification on the topics our current inquiry is covering.

Written submissions can be made to the National Youth Commission

Attend a Public Hearing


Registering for an NYC 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.


For current hearing dates Click Here



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.

Become a Partner Organisation


Already there are over 130 organisations supporting the NYC either financially or in-kind or both. If your organisation would like to partner with and/or support the NYC contact us on

Become a Youth Ambassador


Young Ambassadors can represent a State, Territory or region – they can also represent a cohort of young people. Youth Ambassadors consult directly with young people and ensure that their voices are resoundingly heard and represented in the work of the NYC.


Why become a Youth Ambassador for the NYC?


You’ll get skills and experience in grassroots work: our youth ambassadors are able to get involved with the many different parts of the NYC, including public hearings, events, workshops, operations and more. Ambassadors get to develop their skills in real and practical ways while being a part of a community movement.


You’ll make friends and networks: The NYC is built on a network of over 130 organisations which are supporting this work. Not only will you gain exposure to different spaces and places, but you’ll meet plenty of people who care about youth development and the future of work.


You’ll create impact on the world we live in: By becoming a youth ambassador with the NYC, you’ll be part of something bigger – a collective of individuals and organisations who aren’t going to wait around for the government to make the right decisions about these issues. You’ll be working towards impacting the lives and outcomes of young people across the whole country.


If you are interested in becoming an NYC Ambassador or would like some information about the role click below:



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


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