Make a Formal Submission

Public Hearings:


Whether you’re an unemployed young person, a student, a secondary school, VET or tertiary educator, an employer, a youth worker, academic, researcher, parent, public servant, someone who works for a Jobactive provider or a not-for-profit organisation, we want to hear from you.


Any member of the public can give evidence to the NYC is by registering to present at one of the many public hearings held across Australia.


To present evidence to the NYC you must register as a witness prior to the public hearing. Complete the public hearing registration form. You can also come along to observe proceedings at the public hearings. To do this, you must register as a visitor prior to the hearing via the online form.


Download the Guide to Giving Evidence at NYC Public Hearings.

We want to hear from you.

Written Submissions:


Written submissions can be made by any individual or organisation on any issues relating to the NYC’s terms of reference.


There is no word limit on a written submission but we suggest that you keep it concise and to the point.


Some people or organisations may request anonymity or confidentiality. If someone or an organisation requests anonymity, all identifying details will be removed. If someone or an organisation request confidentiality, the NYC will keep the submission (or relevant parts of it) confidential and it/those parts will not be published, nor will they be quoted by the National Youth Commission in its report.


The National Youth Commission reserves the right not to publish any submission if it considers it inappropriate to do so.


By publishing written submissions on its website, the National Youth Commission will express no opinion as to the content or accuracy of any of the submissions or other materials to which the submissions may refer.


Click here to make a submission.


For any further queries about submissions, please contact or call 03 9965 4911