Queensland Youth Strategy

The current version of the Queensland Youth Strategy was published in 2017. With so much change since its release, we’re developing a new strategy that considers the needs of today’s young Queenslanders and helps them reach their full potential in a COVID world.

A Youth Strategy Engagement Group has been established to ensure the strategy is informed by young people, for young people. More information is available on the Queensland Government website.

The Queensland Youth Strategy (PDF, 2.8MB) (Queensland Youth Strategy (DOCX, 52.2KB) ) (QYS) sets the vision for young people to actively contribute to Queensland's economic, civic and cultural life.

More than 1,200 young people from across the state were involved in helping us shape the vision and priorities in the strategy.

Shaped around 4 Building Blocks, and with an overarching commitment to listen to the voices of young people, we are supporting young people to:

  • have a voice and participate in government decision-making (giving young people a voice)
  • actively participate and contribute to Queensland’s future, irrespective of their circumstances, gender, ethnicity, age or religion (Building Block 1—Supporting our most vulnerable young people)
  • secure safe, stable and affordable housing options (Building Block 2—Housing)
  • build healthy, active, strong and resilient futures (Building Block 3—Healthy futures)
  • gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a future job market (Building Block 4—Educating into Employment).

Through the QYS, the Queensland Government is committed to meaningful and purposeful engagement with young people to hear their voices and actively involve them in shaping policies, programs, and services.

Queensland’s young people play a significant role in shaping our future, and we will continue to provide opportunities to ensure their voices and ideas are heard and valued in responding to important matters that impact them.

Highlights report

The Queensland Youth Strategy 2020–21 highlights report (PDF, 993.1KB) provides a snapshot of the achievements across the Strategy’s 4 Building Blocks and demonstrates our commitment to listening to the views of young people during the 2020–2021 reporting period.

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