Highlights of 2021-2022


Our Goal: Policies affecting young people in Tasmania are relevant, equitable and effective.

Youth Connectors Pilot Program. YNOT secured $152,000 funding over two years to work with Jobs Tasmania and the regional jobs hub network on evaluation, analysis, research and policy development for youth employment related programs.

Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. YNOT secured funding in the 2022-23 State Budget for $177,000 to support young people aged 18-25 years as they transition to adulthood. This 12-month project will support implementation of Priority 4 of the state’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. 

Tasmanian Brand Youth Story. YNOT gained funding ($140,000) from Brands Tasmania to deliver the Tasmanian Brand Youth Story in the second half of 2022.

Gambling and Gambling related harm YNOT consulted young people aged 12-18 years statewide to explore their views, attitudes towards and opinions pertaining to gambling and gambling related harm. Their voices informed key strategic focus areas of the Gambling Support Program (GSP) and contributed to the GSP Strategic Framework 2019-23 outcomes. 

Evidence-informed submissions. YNOT worked collaboratively to respond to calls for comment and influence public policy that impacts the lives of young Tasmanians. Submissions included Tasmania’s Youth Justice System Discussion Paper 2022 and discussions about raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14 years.  

Youth participation 

Our Goal: Young people have a voice on issues that matter to them.

Youth Week Tasmania. YNOT secured a three-year funding agreement ($90,000) for ongoing coordination and promotion of Youth Week Tasmania. 

Tasmanian Youth Leadership Summit. YNOT delivered this inaugural event for 16-25 year olds through a successful co-design process. 

Tasmanian Youth Forum. This annual event brought young people aged 12-25 years together to discuss and consider issues relating to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Youth Advisory Groups were established to support development and delivery of youth engagement activities including the Tasmanian Youth Sector Symposium Youth Panel, Tasmanian Youth Forum, Youth Week Tasmania, Gambling Consultation, Youth Leadership Summit and Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) youth participation webinar. 

Youth sector 

Our Goal: The Tasmanian youth sector is adaptive, skills and informed.

YNOT delivered the first ever Tasmanian Youth Sector Symposium 2021 providing sector members with learning about evidence-based practice as well as examinations of new ideas and best practice approaches.

Secured funding ($50,000) to deliver annual Youth Sector Symposiums in 2022-23 and 2024-25. This supports YNOT to respond to the professional development needs of our sector and support sector capacity building.

eSafety training. YNOT partnered with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to deliver eSafety training for members of the Tasmanian Youth Sector. This training attracted national registrations and attendance.