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Growing Up in Queensland

What's it all about?

Step up, speak out, make your voice heard and be in the draw to win!

The Queensland Family and Child Commission has officially launched the 2020 Growing Up in Queensland project. If you are aged 4 - 18 years old we are asking you to step up, speak out and make your voice heard.

More than 3000 children and young people have already spoken up.

Through surveys, postcards and art activities, what we learn from this study will be compared to what we heard from children and young people in 2018 as we ask questions about:

  • their hopes and dreams
  • what their community is like
  • the big issues, and
  • how they respond to stressful situations

To have your say, visit the website at

At the end of the survey, you can choose to enter a draw to win one of 10 Beats headphones worth $140 or one of 50 gift cards worth $50!

Welcome to Growing Up in Queensland 2020. This is your opportunity to step up, speak out and make your voice heard. Every two years, the Queensland Family and Child Commission asks children and young people across our state about what it’s like to grow up in Queensland. We want to know about what’s important to you, what your communities are like, and what your hopes and dreams are.

This year we have already experienced some ups and downs. Stopping the spread of coronavirus has meant that schools, social clubs and activities have been put on hold. Normally we come out and visit your schools and youth groups to hear from you directly, but this year we haven’t been able to.

In times of difficulty, the voices of children and young people can often be the least heard. That’s why it’s important that we hear from you about your experiences of being a young Queenslander in 2020.

By completing our survey, filling in a postcard or doing our art activity, you will be helping us to understand what young Queenslanders need and what they want adults to do differently. Just like in 2018 when we released the This Place I Call Home: The views of children and young people on growing up in Queensland report, we will be sharing what we hear from you so that others can learn. 

Thank you for being part of Growing Up in Queensland and I look forward to reading your experiences.

Kind regards

Cheryl Vardon

Principal Commissioner

Queensland Family & Child Commission