Growing Up in Queensland

Project Overview

online community engagement

Share your thoughts, views and opinions about:

  • your community
  • your hopes and dreams
  • the big issues for you.

You're the expert on your life. This is your chance to speak out and tell us what it's like growing up in Queensland.

Have your say as part of this exciting new project being run by the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC).

What you tell us will help make a difference for you and other people your age.

The QFCC want to hear from 13 - 18 year olds and there are lots of ways to get involved.

  • Register with eHub and go into the draw for a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards when you complete the survey.
  • Complete the online survey, just click on the image below.
  • Get your point across by giving your opinion on the weekly question, starting in April.
  • Pop into your local library and drop us a line.

If you have any questions email the Growing up in Queensland project team.

  • Project kickoff!

    The Growing up in Queensland project kicked off with trial research in February when we visited Kingaroy, Murgon and Wondai.

  • Survey Open; Share your ideas and opinions!

    The main gathering of information, ideas and opinions starts in March and will run until 29 June.

Growing up in Queensland is a research project designed to give Queensland children and young people a voice about their everyday lives, their priorities, concerns and vision for their communities. Under Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is the right of all children and young people to have their voice heard in all matters that affect them.

The project will gather the views, stories and opinions of Queensland children and young people on what are the opportunities and challenges they face and what they need from policy makers, business leaders and communities as they take their steps into the future.

It will focus on empowering young people to participate in meaningful conversations, to reflect their views and experiences in an effort to shape the way they are seen and treated and to be used to influence how institutions respond.

The Queensland Family and Child Commission's (QFCC) vision is to work collaboratively, to influence change, so Queensland is a safe place where children, young people and their families thrive in supportive communities. You can help us do that by being a part of the Growing up in Queensland project. Step up. Speak Out. Make a difference.

Find out more about the QFCC