What We Do

Youth Action is the peak body representing young people and the services that support them in NSW.

We work towards a society where all young people are valued, engaged and supported. 


To achieve this, it is the role of Youth Action to: 

  1. Respond to social and political agendas relating to young people and the youth services sector
  2. Provide proactive leadership and advocacy and shape the agenda on issues affecting young people and youth services
  3. Collaborate on issues that affect young people and youth workers
  4. Promote a positive profile in the media and the community of young people and youth services
  5. Build capacity for young people to speak out and take action on issues that affect them
  6. Enhance the capacity of the youth services sector to provide high quality services
  7. Ensure Youth Action’s organisational development, efficiency, effectiveness and good governance. 

Youth Action:

  • monitors and responds to government policies and proposals affecting young people
  • promotes and advocates on issues affecting young people and youth services
  • brings young people and youth workers together to act on issues affecting them
  • works to raise a positive profile of young people in the media and in the community
  • provides training, forums and conferences to young people and youth workers
  • provides information and referral
  • produces a range of resources, publications and newsletters.



Youth Action's Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2020 outlines the direction our organisation will take in the next three years. It can be used by our members, the youth sector, young people and ourselves as a consistent measure of our progress towards our goals.

Our vision continues to be a NSW where all young people are engaged, valued and supported.

Within this we hope to ensure:

  • Decision making processes in NSW values the diverse range of young people as experts in their own lives
  • The NSW Youth Sector is recognised as professional in youth development
  • Key systemic issues for young people are put on the NSW agenda
  • Youth Action is a respected and sustainable peak body for young people and the youth sector

Download the Strategic Plan here.

Want to get involved? Find out how, here. You can also check out some of our policy papers here.