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About the Mission Australia Youth Survey

The 2018 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now open.

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.

Each year, the Youth Survey gives valuable insights into the lives of young Australians and an understanding of their aspirations, values, concerns and ambitions. The survey provides a snapshot of how young people feel about their own lives and broader national issues.

2018 Youth Survey, 15-19 years old? Have your say

Mission Australia CEO James Toomey urges young people across Australia to speak up and get involved in the charity’s 17th annual Youth Survey.

The Youth Survey provides an important snapshot of young Australians and offers many important insights. It equips organisations like Mission Australia with current evidence on how young people are faring so we can advocate on their behalf for the services and broader policy changes that they need.

The survey closes in August 2018, with results to be analysed and released before the end of the year.

Individual reports are available where a minimum of 100 respondents complete the survey. If you would like to request an individual report, please contact us before commencing the survey to receive a unique code.

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Highlights from the 2017 Youth Survey

A record 24,000 young people participated in the 2017 Youth Survey. The top three issues identified by young people as the most important in Australia today were mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination, with mental health emerging as the top concern for the first time in the 16-year history of reporting. Young people continued to highlight coping with stress, school or study problems and body image as their top three issues of personal concern.

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Youth Survey 2017 Results

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