Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies provides support youth organisations, youth workers, youth researchers and young people themselves, as well as policymakers, researchers and practitioners in other sectors working with youth.
A national non-profit organisation working to create better futures for all Australia’s children and young people ARACY tackles these complex issues through building collaborations with researchers, policy makers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines. We share knowledge and foster evidence-based solutions. By working together, we can begin to close the gap between what is known and what is done to help all children achieve their full potential.
The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) is Australia’s non-government youth affairs peak body. They undertake a range of activities including advocacy, research and policy development, youth sector development and youth engagement.
The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is run by the Australian Government as a communication channel between the Government, young people and the organisations that work with, for and on behalf of young people. The AYF engages young people through this website, and also in person at forums and community activities. It brings young people, the youth sector and the Australian Government closer together, and gives them an opportunity to be heard.
Membership of the Council comprises State, Territory, Australian Government and New Zealand Ministers with responsibility for the portfolios of school education, early childhood development and youth affairs
UN Youth Australia, believing in the purposes and principles of the United Nations, aims to encourage young people to strive towards a greater understanding of global issues, and to educate them about the United Nations' structure, functions and future. Operating as a national network of young volunteers, UN Youth Australia is based firmly on a philosophy of best practice youth-for-youth leadership.
This cluster will be of special interest if you want to explore what the social sciences, cultural studies, gender studies, and media and communication studies have to tell us about the lives of children and young people today. .
YACVic is Victoria’s peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s rights. YACVic is a youth policy organisation, in that advocates for the rights of young people, through various channels, including community, government and other youth organisations.
The MYAN is a national body that represents multicultural youth sector networks in each of Australia’s states and territories.
While the MYAN has a focus on newly arrived young people, particularly those from refugee or humanitarian backgrounds, the term ‘multicultural' includes international students and young people who were born in Australia to parents who settled in Australia as migrants or refugees.
The Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) is a non-profit community based agency that has been in operation for 19 years.The MRC provides services to all migrants and refugees living in the south eastern region of Melbourne, covering the local government areas of City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia and surrounding areas.
The Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria role is to work to ensure that we remain a member driven peak body committed to empowering people from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. We strive to be a leader in advocating for human rights, freedom, respect, equality and dignity for multicultural communities and in building a strong and inclusive Victorian community.
Open Doors Youth Service provides support to young people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT), those who have a diverse gender and/or sexuality and those who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Zoe Belle Gender Centre supports and improves the health and wellbeing of Victoria's sex and gender diverse population. Learn about our vital work to establish a physical centre in Melbourne, Australia - and browse the resources here, at this virtual gender centre.
WayOut, Rural Victorian Youth & Sexual Diversity Project is a partnership between Cobaw Community Health Service and Gay & Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV). The project works with communities in rural Victoria to raise awareness about homophobia and to provide an environment that is welcoming to same sex attracted young people.
Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV) is a coalition of schools and individuals dedicated to creating safer educational environments where same sex attracted and gender questioning young people are supported, where every family can belong, where every teacher can teach and every student can learn. SSCV provides training, resources and consultancy for every school in Victoria to support sexual diversity and gender diversity, and thereby enhance school performance.
The AGMC Inc is a peak body for individuals/groups from a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer multicultural background. The AGMC Inc aims to represent the interests of Australian GLBTIQ individual/groups from a multicultural background. It does this primarily by recognising the interests of GLBTIQ multicultural individuals/groups and raising their profile within the wider GLBTIQ and multicultural communities.
Ygender is organised by a committee of young people. We organise events, programs and a range of projects based around the needs and interests of Sex and Gender Diverse (SGD_ youth aged up to 30 (although we welcome all friends and supporters to events all the same).
Youthbeyondblue is the arm of beyondblue that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years. Youthbeyondblue programs and projects centre on early intervention and prevention of high prevalence mental health problems for young people and also on raising community awareness.
Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is a world-leading youth mental health organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. OYH has three main components: a specialised youth mental health clinical service; an internationally renowned research centre; and an integrated training and communications program.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, this site is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. It’s the perfect place to start if you’re not sure where to look. Every year it helps hundreds of thousands of young Australians with information support and stories on everything from finding your motivation, through to getting through really tough times.
Established in 1982, the National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH) is one of three founding members of Homelessness Australia (HA). NYCH was formed to end youth homelessness and create youth housing solutions.
Curriculum Corporation projects and resources cover a number of cross curriculum areas. Newly titled Education Services Australia aims to provide efficient education services to meet the future needs of all education sectors, particularly in relation to the implementation of national initiatives such as the National Curriculum and the Digital Education Revolution.
My School allows you to search and compare the profiles of nearly 10,000 schools across Australia.
An Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) information service. Information on the My School site draws on nationally comparable data, which has been supplied by individual schools and education authorities.
Essential resources for school professionals, parents, students and the community about Education in Victoria.
The School Professionals tab has useful links to curriculum documents, current news, research publications and information targeted at staff at all levels in schools (e.g. teachers, principals, school support staff, etc).