Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Useful Links

This page provides links to other youth peak bodies around Australia, youth research and information agencies, and other ACT peak bodies.
Click here to view the Youth Coalition membership, which includes links to organisational members. 
Click here to view the Big Red Book, which provides a comprehensive overview of 96 programs and services that work with young people in the ACT.

Youth Peak Bodies

Each Australian State and Territory (excluding the Northern Territory) has their own youth peak body that works to support young people and those who work with them. These include:


Australian Youth Affairs Coalition
National Youth Coalition for Housing


Youth Action
Yfoundation (housing)


Youth Affairs Council of Victoria


Youth Affairs Network of Tasmania

South Australia

Youth Affairs Council of South Australia

Western Australia

Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

Northern Territory

There is currently no peak body in the NT. The Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network, and the Northern Territory Council of Social Service provide some support.


Youth Affairs Network of Queensland

Research and Information

In addition to the research component provided by youth peak bodies across Australia, a number of organisations engage in youth-specific research and information activities. These include:

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth
Institute of Child Protection Studies

National Youth Affairs Research Scheme
ORYGEN Youth Health (youth mental health)
Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

ACT Peak Bodies

The ACT also has a number of other peak bodies that work to support specific target groups and sectors in the ACT. Some of these include:

ACT Council of Social Services
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

Mental Health Community Coalition ACT
National Disability Services ACT
Families ACT
ACT Shelter