Policy and Advocacy

YACWA works to ensure young people are valued in society, and their wellbeing, interests and future are supported in decision-making and the community.

As part of this, YACWA works hard to ensure federal, state, and local governments consider and address the ideas, wants, and needs of young people and the youth sector that supports them. To achieve this, YACWA engages its membership to consult and gather opinions to reflect in these important discussions.

A Strong Sector




General Advocacy

Child Protection

Employment and Welfare

Health and Mental Health

Youth Justice

Alcohol and Drugs


Housing and Homelessness

Youth Leadership