Young people

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

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It’s about making sure everyone is comfortable with what’s happening and freely choosing to say yes.

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What is the young people hub?

When there are many government services it can be hard to find the right one for you. You can use this Young People hub to quickly and easily find what you need and connect to NSW government support services. There are a wide range of resources to support you in becoming an adult, navigating social problems and challenges you might face in day-to-day life.

If you have a question or would like to speak to someone, contact the Youth Team at the Department of Communities and Justice.

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. 

Learn more about leaving care

Information and resources for young people

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Life skills

Learning the skills to navigate your adult life takes time and it's hard to know where to start. Explore life skills topics:

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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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Driving and motorcycle riding

How to get your driver or rider learners licence and book a test to get your licence.

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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

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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.

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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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. 

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