National Conference to end child and youth homelessness - IT's TIME
5-6 June, 2023
Shape the future of children and young people in Australia, and join the 2023 national conference on child and youth homelessness.

How do we end child and youth homelessness in Australia once and for all?

Learn

Listen and learn from a range of perspectives on what actually works to reduce child and youth homelessness.
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Plan

Pooling our knowledge and resources, it is time to develop a plan to address child and youth homelessness nationally.

Act

Lobby federal, state, and territory governments to commit to a national joint plan to address child and youth homelessness.

WHY ATTEND the NCHYC2023?

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 practitioner and policy makers 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

Early Bird Registrations now open

Australia urgently needs a plan to address child and youth homelessness once and for all.

Speakers and Presenters

Adongwot 'AD' Manyoul

Adongwot 'AD' Manyoul

Conference MC

Dr. Jess Heerde

Dr. Jess Heerde

University of Melbourne

Stephen Nash

Stephen Nash

CEO Kids Under Cover

Catherine Robinson

Catherine Robinson

Associate Professor - University of Tasmania

Elvis Martin

Elvis Martin

Youth, Inclusion and Diversity Advocate

Pam Barker

Pam Barker

CEO Brisbane Youth Services

Trish Connolly

Trish Connolly

CEO Yfoundations

Keith Waters

Keith Waters

CEO Youth Development Australia and National Youth Commission

More speakers to be announced

NCYHC2023 Program

To be announced

Conference Auspice

Sponsors

To be announced

Supporters and Session Sponsors