Each year, the Youth Representative leads an extensive, nationwide consultation tour to engage with and discover the issues that are most important to young Australians. Known as the ‘Listening Tour‘, this 6-month journey typically sees the Youth Representative travel to every State and Territory, engaging with young people in urban, regional, and rural areas.
Through consultations held at youth conferences, school visits, UN Youth Australia events, emergency housing and juvenile detention centres, and an expansive range more, the Youth Rep program obtains a wide range of youth perspectives and experiences. The Youth Representative conveys the multitude of individual voices not as a homogenous group, but as a vast ecosystem of differing perspectives, opinions and experiences that shape society. Importantly, the Youth Rep will meet not only with young people but also with prominent members of the Australian community, including MPs, NGO leaders and those involved in the youth and education sectors.
If you wish for Lucy Stronach, the 2021 Australian Youth Rep to the UN to hold a consultation at your school/institution, please fill out the Expression of Interest form below, and Lucy and the Youth Rep team will be in contact closer to the Listening Tour.