Youth Organisations

Advocacy and Support

Foundation for Young Australians - the only national independent non-profit organisation dedicated to all young people in Australia, who’s role is to provide the tools and connections that equip them to change their world. FYA delivers a range of initiatives (co)designed with young people to deliver change across Australia.

Australian Youth Affairs Coalition - Australia’s non-government national youth affairs peak body. AYAC undertake a range of activities including research and policy development, youth sector development and youth engagement, representing the issues and interests of young people, and the sector that supports them, at national and international levels.

Interns Australia – the peak support and advocacy body for interns and students undergoing work placements in Australia. IA are committed to creating a strong culture of quality and equitable internships, through empowering interns and building awareness amongst employers, industry, governments and the wider community.

National Union of Students – the peak representative body for undergraduate students in Australia. NUS works to protect the rights of students across Australia, organises national campaigns on issues affecting students in a range of different areas, and makes sure that the student voice is heard by government, the media, and the public.

Jobs Australia – the national peak body for non-profit organisations that assist unemployed people to get and keep jobs. The network helps members to make the most effective use of their resources to promote the need for services and support that will help unemployed people to participate fully in society.

Australian Youth Mentoring Network - the peak mentoring body, is a national hub for youth mentoring funding, research, tools and resources. AYMN work with youth mentoring organisations and practitioners to foster the growth and development of high quality mentoring programs for young people in Australia by providing a national base of collaboration, support, guidance and expertise.

Youth Projects Limited – an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides health, outreach, employment, education and training services to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues. Youth Projects promotes inclusion, builds resilience and creates opportunities.

Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) – the peak body representing secondary students in Victoria. Their vision is to make student voices heard at all levels and strengthen the capacity of Student Representative Councils to make a difference in their school and across the state.

VGen – World Vision Australia’s youth movement and is a community of young people building a movement to end global poverty and injustice.We work locally in schools and universities, nationally through semi-annual conferences, and internatioanlly by connecting with other World Vision youth movements around the world as well as opportunities to visit World Vision’s work in the field.