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Growing Up in Queensland

Project Overview

This survey is now closed.

The Growing up in Queensland project gave children and young people the opportunity to share their thoughts, views and opinions about their community, their hopes and dreams and the most important issues to them. It provides a 'snapshot' of Queensland's youngest citizens at one point in time, building a youth evidence base that provides valuable information to support Queensland's priority areas.

Learn more about the findings by visiting:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Growing up in Queensland project.

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.
  • Pop into your local library and drop us a line.
  • Become a citizen journalist and share your news story - visit the QFCC website for all the details.

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

All submissions close at midnight on 22 July 2018.

  • Submissions are now closed

    The data gathering phase of the Growing up in Queensland project has closed. The survey, art and citizen journalist activities and postcard submissions have now closed. The focus groups will finish up on 3 August.

  • Survey closed

    Survey closed

  • You have more time

    We have extended the time available for you to have your say. All submissions now close at midnight on 22 July.

    Visit the QFCC website to find out the new ways to have your say.

  • Survey closed

    The main gathering of information, ideas and opinions starts in March and will run until 22 July.

  • Project kickoff!

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

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

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