Growing up in Queensland

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.

This place I call home captures the voices of more than 7000 children and young people aged 4-18 years.

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.

To learn about what children and young people have to say about growing up in Queensland in 2018, check out the full report.

This place I call home: The views of children and young people on growing up in Queensland (full report, PDF 9,243KB)

The youth report is a short, easy-to-read summary of the key Growing up in Queensland results.

Snapshot of This place I call home: The views of children and young people on growing up in Queensland (youth report, PDF 405KB)

Individual sections of the report can be found below:

Many of the themes we heard link directly to the Queensland Government's Our Future State: Advancing Queensland's Priorities.  Find out more:

If you weren't able to attend the launch, you can watch the event here:

What will the Queensland Family and Child Commission do?

  • The findings of this report will inform the ongoing policy, advocacy and community education work of the QFCC.
  • Our Youth Advisory Council will investigate youth-led projects directly linked to key findings from the project.
  • We will continue to engage in partnerships with service providers, policy makers and government to take action on the issues raised in this report.

Information will be shared on the QFCC's website and Growing up in Queensland Facebook page.

Children and young people - how to have your say

If you want to get involved in having your say and  making a difference in your local community, try exploring these options:

Check if your school has a Student Representative Council and see how you can join.

Contact your local council to see if they have a youth advisory group or youth advisory council you can join.  Ask how to apply and how you can raise issues that are important to you and others your age.

Visit YMCA Youth Parliament and the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program to see how you can be involved.

If you're aged 13-24, register with the Queensland Government's Youth eHub to keep up-to-date with the ways you can participate and have your say.

Write to your federal and state members of parliament and local government representatives to tell them what you think about the things that matter to you.

Further information

If you’d like more information about the Growing up in Queensland project, please contact us on the details below.


07 3900 6000