About YDA

YDA is a public benevolent institution created in 2005 by a group of leading thinkers and practitioners in the youth field as a platform for change and as a way of exploring, developing and implementing innovative youth development initiatives. YDA has a foundational commitment to disadvantaged young Australians. The three core activities of YDA are innovative and pioneering projects and programs for young people, think-tanks/ youth issues conferences of leading thinkers, activities and young people to develop creative ideas and National Youth Commission Inquiries on youth issues of national significance. YDA is a national charity with deductible gift recipient status.

YDA Board

The current YDA Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with long-standing and significant experience and leadership in the youth field.

Our Team

Work With Us


Youth Development Australia employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits including working in a small, creative, dynamic and supportive team. We understand that that there is no ‘one size fits all’ model of work–life balance, and as such YDA endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all of its staff.

Youth Development Australia is committed to developing a diverse workforce and apply the principles of equity, fairness and transparency to all recruitment, selection and appointment processes. As an Equal Opportunity organisation Youth Development Australia encourage people of all characteristics to apply for any vacancies and appoint staff on the basis of merit.

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