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National Children and Youth Homelessness Conference

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Shape the future of children and young people in Australia, and join the 2023 national conference on child and youth homelessness.

The incidence of young people needing and seeking help from homelessness services has not reduced significantly since the Rudd government in 2008 committed to halving homelessness by 2020. All governments since have failed to take responsibility or meaningful action on this issue. The existing approach has not been able to reduce the incidence of homelessness nor guarantee to every child and young person who experiences homelessness a changed life course. There is a compelling case for reform but, what could a reformed system look like?

The time for waiting is over. It's time that the Australian government committed to developing a national plan to address child and youth homelessness. This conference will mobilise a collective commitment to developing a joint government-NGO strategy to address child and youth homelessness nationally.

At NCYHC you will:

  • Engage with Ministers, senior practitioners and policymakers on the emerging ideas in homelessness services
  • Join others in exploring how it is you can become part of a movement which calls on the Australian government to resource the development of a joint Government/NGO national plan to address child and youth homelessness
  • Deepen your own knowledge base on child and youth homelessness
  • Attend alongside young people with lived experience, CEOs, program managers, case workers and more - this conference is for all levels of experience and not exclusive to only a few
  • Foster networks and connections with people in all areas of youth homelessness including nonprofits, government, philanthropy, educators, academics, and more
  • Contribute your own knowledge, ideas, and experiences 
  • Actively participate in sessions - this is not just a talking conference

Concession Tickets

Anyone aged under 30 years, students, and concession cardholders are eligible for the concession rate.

Bulk Orders

Please note that when placing bulk orders you will need to have the details of each attendee on the order; only the person who makes the purchase can edit the order, other attendees on the order cannot edit it. 

If you would like to make a bulk purchase but do not have the details of all attendees on the order please email

Payment on Invoice

Orders can be paid for via invoice, just go through the ticket registration process, and at the end select an invoice as your payment option and fill in the invoice details. 

Accessibility Statement

Youth Development Australia values diversity and is committed to ensuring that this is an inclusive event. If there is anything you require to make this event more inclusive and accessible please let us know via

If you have any accessibility requirements, please purchase your ticket by Friday 19 May, so that we have time to make sure all arrangements are in place to meet your needs. There is no guarantee that any accessibility requirements that are submitted after this date will be able to be met. 

Diversity Statement

Youth Development Australia values diversity and is committed to ensuring that the National Child and Youth Homelessness Conference is an inclusive event. We want to develop solutions for everyone, therefore need a community of people at the conference that is representative of the people we want to empower. For more information go to
and for questions please email


Youth Development Australia acknowledges that the work undertaken to organise and run this event is on stolen land. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and wish to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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