Young people

Useful information, guidance and support services for all stages of a young person's life in NSW.

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We want your opinion

The NSW Government is seeking feedback from young people on how the government can better support them in NSW.

Complete the survey to go into the monthly draw to win a gift card of your choice up to the value of $250*

Complete the Your Voice, Our Future survey to tell us what is important to you.

*View the terms and conditions (PDF 140.28KB) and privacy policy (PDF 140.26KB) for more information.

Life skills


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Mental health skills

Support and guidance for young people experiencing mental health issues.


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Social and emotional skills

Understand how to have healthy relationships, manage your wellbeing and learn to cope with difficult personal situations.


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Financial skills

Understand how to spend and save, tax and superannuation, and how to get help to pay a fine.

Information and resources for young people


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Drugs and alcohol

Understand your drinking or drug use behaviour and how to get help if you need it. 


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Leaving care

Leaving out-of-home care is a significant life stage so it's important you feel supported and prepared. Find out what goes into your leaving care plan and what support is available to help you transition smoothly.


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Get involved and participate

Learn about volunteering, work experience, voting and youth organisations.

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Find support services nearby using Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling, drugs and alcohol support services and much more. It is a free and anonymous service.

Visit Ask Izzy

Things to do


Digital Lunchbreak

Digital Lunchbreak

Learn, create and discover through digital workshops, learning materials, virtual excursions and more.


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Holiday fun for regional youth

Activities include sport and recreation camps, ‘BBQ and Beats’ events, training courses and council-led programs.


Splendour in the Grass

Events in NSW

Find upcoming events in NSW, including concerts, exhibitions, festivals, markets and sport. 

Find grants and funding

NSW Government grants are available for individuals and business wanting to help young people thrive. 

Apply for grants and see previously funded projects

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Young people in NSW

NSW has a diverse population of young people. Discover more information about young people living in NSW and how this hub is designed to help them.

View statistics about young people

View background information on the Young People hub


Professionals working with young people

Youth Justice NSW

Supervising and caring for young offenders.

Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP)

Engages and encourages young people to participate in decisions that affect their lives so they can thrive and reach their fullest potential. Find out how you can ensure your voice is heard. 

Office for Regional Youth

Information on programs available for young people living outside the city.


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