Your Youth Sector Survey


Your Youth Sector is the largest survey of the NSW youth sector in a decade.


In partnership with the Intergener8 Living Lab at Western Sydney University, we put a call out to directors, managers and youth workers to share their experiences working in the youth sector. Responses will help the youth sector across NSW articulate and advocate for its value and impact in the community and for young people across the State. 

It has been almost 10 years since Youth Action collected this level of data from youth services, about demand, activities, and priorities, and from people who work with young people in NSW about their experiences, attitudes, and backgrounds. The study will provide crucial information to inform sector reform and policy making, as well as to identify ways to build on the strengths of the youth services sector.  


Publication & sharing of results

It is important to us that you hear about the results and findings from this study, and we intend to publish and present in a variety of forums. In any publication or presentation, the information will be given in such a way that participants cannot be identified.


Want to know more?

Frequently Asked Questions about this study will be regularly updated on this page.

If you want to discuss the survey further before deciding whether to participate or not, please contact:

  • Maia Giordano, Policy & Advocacy Manager, Youth Action NSW [email protected] or on 02 8354 3706
  • Phillipa Collin, Associate Professor, Institute for Culture & Society, [email protected]


What if I have a complaint?

If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this research, you may contact the Ethics Committee through Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI) on Tel +61 2 4736 0229 or email [email protected].

This study has been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee. The Approval number is H13405. 


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