Youth Voice NT

What is Youth Voice NT?

NTCOSS has been funded by the Australian Government to deliver a Youth Advocacy program across the Northern Territory (Youth Voice NT).

This project aims to raise the voices of young people in the Territory who might not have had the opportunity to have their say and improve engagement with Government in the development of future polices and strategies that directly affect us. This includes:

  • Aboriginal young people
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse young people
  • Young people in remote NT
  • Young parents
  • Young people not engaged in education, training or employment
  • Young people in the out of home care system
  • Young people at risk of or involved in the youth justice system
  • Young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness
  • Young people with chronic health conditions and mental health conditions
  • Young people with alcohol and other drug use
  • Young LGBTQIA+ people
  • Young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Young people with disability
  • Young people who have experiences with domestic, family, and sexual violence

In lieu of a youth peak body in the NT, NTCOSS sought this funding to establish a youth peak role in the NT.


How do I enter the Youth Voice Competition or share my story?

To enter the competition or share your story, send us entry along with your name and age by filling out the form below. Alternatively, message your entry to us on Facebook at ‘Youth Voice NT’ or Instagram at ‘Youth Voice NT’, email your submission to [email protected] or post it to PO Box 1128, Nightcliff, NT, 0814

Where can I find more information about the Youth Voice Competition?

Right here!

As part of the Youth Voice NT project, we are developing a website, Facebook, and Instagram to share the experiences and stories of young people across the Territory.

The competition is open to all young people across the Territory.

We are looking for creative content to share on the website, Facebook, and Instagram (art, songs, music, poetry, stories about yourself, drawings, and anything else you want to share)!

The winner will receive a $500 VISA gift voucher to spend. This gift voucher is like a debit card and can be used at over 37 million stores online or instore.

Entries close on 17 October 2021.

Where can I find more information about how to share my story?

Right here!

If you would like your story to be shared, we will post it on our ‘Youth Voice NT’ Facebook, Instagram and/or website. It may also be included in a report about the ‘Youth Voice NT’ project. The report will be provided to the Australian Government so that policies, rules and decisions can better include young people’s voices and needs.

Whats in it for me?

You will go into the draw to win a pair of Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones (2x prizes available). Sharing your story means you can also tell other people about something that is important to you.

How do I share my story?

How ever you would like – get creative! For example, you could send us a TikTok, Instagram reel, voice recording, video recording, written story with a photo, or you can send us a message on Facebook or Instagram. You can share your story in your language of choice. To send us your story, fill out the form above or message us your entry on Facebook or Instagram.

Click here to view the Youth Voice NT Share Your Story Information Sheet

Click here to view the Youth Voice NT Share Your Story Template 


What are the deliverables of Youth Voice NT?


Young Territorian’s Report


Youth Sector Consultation Report


Youth Voice NT Website


Youth Voice NT Facebook & Instagram


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Youth Sector Support

What is the Youth Voice Steering Committee?

The Youth Voice Steering Committee is a group of youth sector representatives and young people who are helping to guide the Youth Voice NT project to ensure good outcomes for young people across the Territory. The Youth Voice Steering Committee includes representation from:

    Who do I contact if I want more information about Youth Voice NT?

    You can contact Aysha Kerr, Project Officer – Youth Voice NT by filling out the form below or calling 0466 649 904.