There are more than 279,000 young people aged 12 to 25 years in South Australia.

The Government of South Australia shares a vision with young people for a South Australia that is safe, inclusive and sustainable for all young people, now and into the future.

DHS is currently working on developing a new youth plan for South Australia and is engaging with key stakeholders, including young people.

To support young South Australians to reach their full potential, DHS provides:

  • strategic direction and advice
  • sector support and advocacy funding to the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia, the peak body representing young people and the non-government youth sector in South Australia
  • programs and services
  • grants
  • awards and recognition.
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SA Youth Week

SA Youth Week (SAYW) is South Australia’s biggest celebration of young people aged 12 to 24 held over 10 days each year.

Youth awards and sponsorships

Recognising the valuable contributions youth make within their communities and South Australia. Apply today.


SA Youth Action Plan

The new youth plan provides an opportunity to improve the inclusion and wellbeing of young people, and to refine collaboration across government and other stakeholders.