About the framework

Australia has more than 3.2 million young people (aged 15–24), this represents one in every eight Australians, and one in five of our working age (aged 15–64) population.

Young Australians are resilient. While every young person has their own unique goals, a successful transition to adulthood is critical for all young people. 

The Australian Government is committed to supporting young people and the issues they face with practical measures that reflect their priorities. Supporting them to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to be successful in education, work and life.

As part of this commitment, in August 2021, the Government has launched Australia’s Youth Policy Framework, following consultations with young Australians.

Related information

Interim report

Youth Taskforce interim report

This interim report is based on extensive research and consultation with young people and experts. It will support further consultation and guide the development of the National Youth Policy Framework, to be delivered by the end of 2020.

Last updated: 
15 March 2022