Tasmanian Youth Story

Young Tasmanian's Story Unearthed...

The Tasmanian Youth Story project set out to capture the unique experiences of what it is like being a young person living in Tasmania — the good and the bad. The story it tells will help decision-makers better understand what young people want from Tasmania, making it a fairer and finer place for everyone.

"I think older people just need to listen to us. They had different experiences growing up, so they need to try and understand what it’s like for us." 19 (She/They) North

What’s it like being a young person in Tasmania?

This was the question posed to the young Tasmanians who participated in this project. They shared their stories and experiences about what life is like for them now, and the Tasmania they want to see in twenty years.

We spoke to 185 young Tasmanians aged 18-25 years through interviews, 3 online workshops and 15 roadshow workshops.

Research methodology was developed in partnership with young Tasmanians, Brand Tasmania, The20, the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) and the University of Tasmania Tasmanian Behavioural Lab. The consultation process consisted of a series of one-on-one interviews and regional group workshops, informed through online co-design workshops with young Tasmanians.

We encourage you to read the Tasmanian Youth Story and listen to the story young Tasmanians want decision-makers to hear and take action on. Reports available in the document link below.


We welcome feedback on all aspects of the Tasmanian Youth Story project including the report and Story itself. If you would like to share your thoughts, ideas or concerns on this work, please complete our anonymous feedback form here: https://forms.office.com/r/iwFzVWzCVi

You can also give feedback by contacting YNOT directly.

Questions, queries or concerns? Contact: Project Manager Joanne Horton at jo@ynot.org.au or call 0488 235 511. 

Media enquiries: Contact CEO Tania Hunt ceo@ynot.org.au or call 0427 466 189.

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