What is Growing Up in Queensland? 

The Queensland Family and Child Commission aims to make sure children grow up in supportive communities that help them thrive. In order to thrive, children need to be safe. They should feel connected to their communities. They should be able to share their experiences, voice their opinions on important issues and influence the world in which they live.

In 2018, the Queensland Family and Child Commission conducted the first biennial Growing Up in Queensland project. We asked children and young people about their views and experiences of their communities; we invited them to share their hopes with us; and we asked about what is important to them. In 2020, children and young people aged 4 – 18 years were again invited to participate in Growing Up in Queensland.

Growing Up in Queensland 2020

More than 8,000 children and young people participated in Growing Up in Queensland 2020. We are now pleased to share with you the amazing responses young Queenslanders have generously shared with us. 

Watch the video

Watch the recording of the launch event which took place in April 2021 to find out what young people told us about their communities, their hopes and dreams and the issues that are important to them. 

Read the reports

GUIQ report 2020 (PDF, 4.25 MB)
GUiQ 2020 Interim report (PDF, 4.78 MB)

Check out the infographics

By group / theme:

GUiQ2020 Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & South Sea Islander Perspectives Infographic 2 (PDF, 9.94 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional & Remote Perspectives Infographic (PDF, 9.34 MB)
GUiQ2020 Mental Health Infographic (PDF, 12.46 MB)
GUiQ2020 Education Infographic (PDF, 10.24 MB)
GUiQ2020 Environment Infographic (PDF, 9.58 MB)
GUiQ2020 Health & COVID-19 Infographic (PDF, 23.11 MB)

By location:

GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - Metropolitan (PDF, 9.44 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - South East (PDF, 9.38 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - Darling Downs South West (PDF, 9.45 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - North Coast (PDF, 9.55 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - Central Queensland (PDF, 9.45 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - North Queensland (PDF, 9.45 MB)
GUiQ2020 Regional Highlights Infographic - Far North Queensland (PDF, 9.45 MB)

View the artworks

Click the map to explore what children and young people are saying in your region.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about the project or how the findings can inform your work, please contact the team by email growingupQLD@qfcc.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3900 6000.

 

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Growing Up in Queensland 2018

This place I call home: The views of children and young people on growing up in Queensland (PDF, 12.76 MB)
Snapshot of This place I call home: The views of children and young people on growing up in Queensland (PDF, 404.39 KB)
Gulu Ngayang Bulmba: The views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people on growing up in Queensland (PDF, 813.11 KB)
Community Factsheet (PDF, 149.39 KB)
Hopes and Dreams Factsheet (PDF, 150.7 KB)
Big Picture Factsheet (PDF, 172.35 KB)