What is the National Youth Commission?

The NYC process is a world-first innovation for accomplishing significant change for the least influential and resourced cohort in society – young people. The NYC is primarily solutions not problem-focused.


The National Youth Commission (NYC) concept is modelled on a rigorous official Inquiry in all aspects but without the Government in control of the process or the outcomes. The model is a unique collective process whereby young people and community members, business leaders and other stakeholders bring forward detailed solutions to challenging national issues.


The NYC into Youth Employment and Transition is a nonpartisan collective community response to the complexity of the education, employment and related transition issues facing young people in Australia today and in the future.


The unique and demonstrated power of the NYC model is that it draws on the ‘collective all of us’ in a process to address the complex problems facing young Australians in their transition to truly sustainable independence.


Find out more: See the Terms of Reference