This page explains our governance, legal compliance, welfare and child protection policies.

Welfare and Child Protection

UN Youth Australia and all of our state/territory divisions follow our unified Federal Welfare Policy. The policy complies with the National Framework on Creating Safe Environments for Children, and works to ensure our activities are safe and supportive environments for all participants. You can download the policy below. If you have any questions about privacy, child welfare or protection please contact us at welfare@unyouth.org.au.

Download the Federal Welfare Policy (PDF)


Consistent with Australian law, our Federal Welfare Policy contains a privacy policy. In addition, we have a privacy policy specific to our website.

Governance Documents

In addition to the Constitution of UN Youth Australia Ltd., each state and territory Division’s constitution can be accessed below:

Individuals must consent to the terms of the UN Youth Australia constitution and the constitution of the state and territory UN Youth association in the state in which they reside in order to become members of their Division and Associate members of the company.

Our Governance Structure

UN Youth Australia Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in Australia. The members of the company  are UN Youth organisations incorporated as associations in each Australian state and territory. Our volunteers are Associate Members of the company, and serve as voting members in the UN Youth association in their state or territory.

UN Youth Australia is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors elected by the members of the company each year. The Board has general authority over the strategy, personnel, and finances of the company but delegates day-to-day operation to a National Executive, led by the National President.

Each of the UN Youth state and territory associations are legally independent of the National organisation, though the national organisation facilitates state and territory collaboration. Local activities are generally run by the UN Youth organization in the state and territory in which the activity takes place.

UN Youth Australia is also an independent member of the United Nations Association of Australia Inc., and through them a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.

Questions about the operation of UN Youth Australia should be directed to UN Youth Australia’s National Executive, at secretary@unyouth.org.au.

You can access and download UN Youth Australia Ltd.’s Organisation Structure Chart here:

Download the Organisation Structure Chart

Charitable Status

UN Youth Australia and each of its state/territory divisions are recognised as charitable institutions by the Australian Charities and Non-Profits Commission. Donations to UN Youth Australia Ltd. or any division are not income tax deductible in Australia or any country.

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