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Employment, Education, Leadership & Mentoring

Foundation for Young Australians
Delivers a range of initiatives that are focused on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of young Australians.

Frank Team
Inspires and empowers young people to take their ideas and make them a reality. Whether those ideas are for their careers, community projects or for businesses they want to start.

Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community. Centrelink assists people to become self-sufficient and supports those in need

Fair Work Australia
The national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions.

Our Young Heros is a website dedicated to highlighting the efforts and achievements of young people around Australia with the aim to: improve the perception of young people amongst the community, and help promote youth leadership.

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Government, Law & Rights

Lawstuff- Know your rights
The National Children’s and Youth Law Centre is an independent, non-profit organisation working for children

Free Legal Advice Association
A registered NSW not-for-profit association that facilitates access to legal services within the community.

Parliament of Australia 

Attorney Generals Department
The Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department serves the people of Australia by providing essential expert support to the Government in the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s system of law and justice and its national security and emergency management systems.

Child Support Agency
CSA is responsible for administering Australia’s Child Support Scheme, supporting separated parents to transfer payments for the benefit of their children.

Youth Justice Coalition 
The YJC is a network of youth workers, children’s lawyers, policy workers and academics who work to promote the rights of children and young people in NSW and across Australia.

 Australian Youth Forum
The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is run by the Australian Government as a communication channel between the Government, young people (aged 15 – 24) and the organisations that work with, for and on behalf of young people (also known as the youth sector).

National Childrens and Youth Law Centre
The National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (‘NCYLC’, ‘the Centre’) is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change

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Health: Physical, Mental, Sexual & Other

Embrace the Future 
A program developed in collaboration with young people to educate young people in skills and strategies to assist in the development and maintenance of positive mental health and well-being.

 Guide to Community Preventive Services 
A free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

Kaleidoscope Children’s Health Network Website 
Website for the Hunter Children’s Health Network: Established in October 2002 Kaleidoscope acts as an umbrella organization that integrates a range of health care services designed to meet the every-changing health needs of babies, children, young people and their families.

Going through a tough time? eheadspace can help. eheadspace provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25. It is a confidential. Free. Anonymous, secure space where you can chat or email qualified youth mental health professionals.

The Butterfly Foundation
A not-for-profit community organisation that convened and leads the recently established Eating Disorders Australian National Network, a coalition of leading experts in eating disorders and body image.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA)
The peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector, providing a national voice for people working to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.

Information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy.

The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) 
Established in response to community concerns about cannabis use.

Australian Drug Foundation

We are working towards changing the focus of alcohol and drugs through the provision of alcohol and drug information, community programs such as Good Sports, workplace services and policy & advocacy.

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Street Smart Australia
We see StreetSmart as a unique bridge between those that want to help people experiencing homelessness and the grassroots agencies that are changing lives. We believe in the support of emergency aid and critical services, and development of projects and programs that encourage social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for people experiencing homelessness. 

Y Foundations
Yfoundations is a peak body that seeks to end youth homelessness and aims to represent the needs of young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

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Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)
Mission: to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every Australian child. NAPCAN is a national charity founded on concern for all children and focused on bringing about change to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

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Alannah and Madeline Foundation
A national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects.

Cyber [smart:]
Provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young people, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.

Ethnic Child Care Family and Community Services Co-operative Limited
The Co-operative is committed to ensure that people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds be provided with the opportunity to participate and receive services relevant, sensitive and appropriate to their linguistic, cultural, religious and lifestyle needs. This is also in accordance with the existing range of legislation.

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For Young People

Provides a basic summary of some of the most relevant laws that apply to you and your friends when you are out having fun.

Play Now Act Now
A film, graphic design and writing competition for young people aged 16 to 25 in NSW. Play Now Act Now is a health education initiative that invites young people to produce creative resources focusing on issues associated with the usage of alcohol and other drugs eg health, social, political, moral or ethical issues.

A free and exclusive online community for teenagers living with serious illness or disability in Australia

Youth NSW
NSW Government’s website for young people and workers in the youth field.
Visit for Youth Advisory Council

Kids Help Line
Ideas, options and information – a place where you can get help and connect

The YMCA is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected not for profit organisations with a history extending over 155 years. A community based organisation, the YMCA works with government, non-profit groups and partners to provide programs and services to more than 500,000 Australian every week.

Reachout is anonymous and here for young people 24/7. It’s packed with loads of facts, info, stories and videos, blogs and forums to help you deal with whatever a young person is going through

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For Youth Workers

NSW Commission for Children and Young People 
The Commission is an independent organisation that works with others to make NSW a better place for children and young people. The Commission reports directly to the NSW Parliament, and the Committee on Children and Young People oversees our work.

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) 
A national non-profit organisation working to create better futures for all Australia’s children and young people.

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Our purpose is improving the lives of Australians by creating opportunities for economic and social participation by individuals, families and communities.

Youth Action
Youth Action & Policy Association NSW is the peak organisation representing young people and youth services in NSW. *previously YAPA

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA)
The NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. We work with our members, partners, government and non-government agencies and other peak bodies to bring about positive systemic reform that will deliver better outcomes to the lives of children and young people, including those living in out-of-home care.

The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network
Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends. The Australian Community Gardens Network is an informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening across Australia.

Youth Development Australia Limited (YDA)
YDA is a public benefit institution established for the public charitable object of improving the welfare and well-being of homeless, at risk, marginalised and disadvantaged young people through the development of innovative pilot projects that address the needs of particularly disadvantaged young people and sponsorship of think-tank seminars to conceptualise new ideas for youth policy and programs and conduct regular National Youth Commissions on youth issues of national urgency and significance.

Connecting Up
Provides donated and discounted technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, Sophos and Cisco to eligible income tax exempt (ITE) Australian non-profit groups. Via this program your non-profit can access the latest products.

Green PC
Green PCs are recycled personal computers that are refurbished and repackaged into usable, Internet-ready computers, and then made available to low-income communities, individuals and community organisations. The only qualification for an individual or family to have access to a Green PC computer is that they be holders of current Health Care Cards or are able to verify their low income status in some other way.

Cursions: one-stop-shop when planning school activities.
On this website you can search school activities (which includes school excursions, incursions, resource kits and online resources) as well as school camps and accommodation, transport, packages, publications and professional development opportunities for teachers.

ReachOut Pro – Types of Technology Page
Reach Out Pro provides access and advice for health care professionals on a range of issues. Their technology page is especially useful for those looking to gain a greater understanding of how young people are choosing to use technology. Articles include the great amount of benefits young people get from using this technology as well as the risks involved. topics range from the use of Social Networking to Massively Multiplayer On-line Games (MMOG).

Australian Services Union
We are tens of thousands of workers who have banded together to protect and improve our wages and conditions and to have a voice about the things that impact on our lives. We deliver different types of services right across the Nation. We work in community services, transport, water, airlines, and shipping and travel industries and information technology.

LifeWorks media
All about engaging, inspiring and involving a new generation. Simple messages, delivered through brief, understandable, interesting video segments that connect quickly and easily to interactive and clickable pathways, have proven to be an effective combination for achieving engagement and positive momentum

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Child, Youth & Family Services

Good Practices and Pitfalls in Community-Based Capacity Building and Early Intervention Projects

Families Australia
An independent, peak, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families

The Fathering Project
A University-based non-profit team of professionals whose aim is to help fathers realize how important they are in a child’s life and to give them advice on how to encourage their children.

Family Action Centre
The Family Action Centre has the vision of a truly civil society, and a belief that family wellbeing is the cornerstone of healthy communities. We strengthen families and communities by undertaking research; training and learning; developing and implementing strength-based programs; and creating models of practice that promote sustainability, social justice and community leadership.

Community Child Care Co-operative
Provides a range of Nationally Recognised Training Courses (Accredited training) for staff working in children’s services