Young South Australians invited to help design new Youth Action Plan

21 Jul 2019

Young people aged 12 to 24 across the state are being encouraged to join a panel that will inform the development of a new three-year Youth Action Plan for South Australia.

The plan will guide the Liberal Government’s efforts to ensure the best outcomes for young South Australians in the future, including the areas of education and employment.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the Youth Panel will bring up to 50 young people to the centre of the plan’s development and the youth will be involved in all stages of the process.

“The Youth Panel is a crucial part of building this plan for the next three years,” said Minister Lensink.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for young people to tell us how we can work better together so we can achieve the best outcomes for our youth in South Australia now and in the future."

“We’re calling on young people to let us know their thoughts for our plan to ensure it represents all South Australians and in turn, will make a real difference in young people’s lives."

“This includes hearing from young people living in the regions, young people with disability, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from our LGBTIQA+ communities.”

“The Marshall Liberal Government has a strong focus providing better opportunities for our young people in South Australia and we want to ensure there are jobs and employment options for youth now and into the future."

“With our exciting developments at Lot 14 and in the space sector, South Australia has huge opportunities for our young people in the coming years and the sky is the limit.”

Young people interested in joining the panel will need to be available to attend a workshop over the weekend of 11 and 12 August.

Find out more about the Youth Panel and nominate to join before 9am Monday, 29 July 2019 at


“In addition to the Youth Panel, there will be a range of opportunities for the public, government and non-government organisations, to contribute to the action plan later in the year, as well as checking back in with young people,” said Minister Lensink.

Young South Australians can complete an online survey to help us understand what is important to them and what they want to see addressed in the Youth Action Plan.

The survey can be completed until 2 August 2019.

Previously, youth strategies were released and funded annually, often for short-term or one-off initiatives. The Liberal Government will deliver a whole-of-government three-year Youth Action Plan for South Australia (2020-2022).