About Us

Who is the Foundation for Young Australians? Find out.

FYA was established in 2000 through a partnership between The Queen’s Trust and the Australian Youth Foundation. Over the past 20 years FYA has grown to a non-profit with over 40 team members.

We have established systems and resources and are supported by a corpus that gives us independence. We’re a skilled team with an united passion for backing young people.


Our 2021-23 Strategy

Today’s generation of young people in Australia are facing unprecedented and intersecting crises. They also have the skills, insight, and ambition to address them. Our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.

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Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

In 2020, we developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support the national reconciliation movement and improve our own cultural awareness and competencies. The RAP has been developed by an internal committee, consisting of both staff and Board representation. We have a Reflect RAP, which sets out the steps we will take to prepare ourselves for reconciliation initiatives and outcomes in successive RAPs.

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2020 Annual Report

2020 was a year of profound transformation, challenges, and innovation for FYA. We pivoted our focus to elevate the voices of young people on decisions that mattered most to them, and backed their initiatives to alleviate the impact of COVID-19. We’ve also set a new vision for our next decade: that young people have the power to beat injustice, and transform the future – and to achieve this FYA will back young people with resources, skills, and connections. Take a look at this snapshot of our past year. 

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