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YHMD Campaign kit

This kit is a general guide to how you can support Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018. It contains general information about the campaign, information about youth homelessness and ways that you can be involved with the campaign. It also includes information on hosting an event, social media and how to engage with media outlets.  Click the link below to access the campaign kit!


#YHMD2018 Competition

Are you a young person aged 12 to 25? Want to win an iPad Mini? Follow these steps for your chance to win!

1. Create something that can be shared on social media (such as a picture, photo, video or song) that answers the questions "what does a home mean to you?" 

2. Send your entry in a message to the Youth Homelessness Matters Facebook

3. Once your entry has been approved and uploaded to the YHMD Facebook page, share it with your followers. The video with the most likes wins!

You can create your answer in any way you want, as long as it some how answers the question "what does a home mean to you?". By submitting an entry into this compeition, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

YHMD 2018 Competition

Click here to view the competition Terms and Conditions.


We are running a Thunderclap for #YHMD2018 that will help spread the message on YHMD that youth homelessness matters. Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when a group of people say it together. Think of it as an "online flash mob". By supporting our Thunderclap, you and others will share the same message at the same time, spreading the YHMD message across social media platforms. It takes 30 seconds to do!

Contact Your Local Representative

This Youth Homelessness Matters Day we are calling on political leaders to commit to a national plan to tackle the homelessness amongst young Australians.

 A national plan to end youth homelessness would address the systemic issues that drive and exacerbate youth homelessness, including:

  • Family violence
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Youth justice
  • Young people on custody orders
  • A housing guarantee for young people leaving care
  • Young people leaving care
  • Child protection
  • Education
  • Youth unemployment

With a Federal election due in 2019, now is the time to contact your local representative to find out what their plans are to end youth homelessness. Find the contact details of your local politicians and email, write or message them on social media to ask them about a national plan to end youth homelessness.