Speak Out event series

The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring young people can have their say in policies and programs which affect them.

The Speak Out series is an opportunity to join other young Queenslanders (15-25 years) to influence state decisions that impact Queensland’s youth by speaking out on topics that are most important to you.

Whether you’re passionate about protecting our environment, social justice, mental health, education, employment, access to various services and facilities, or a specific issue that is happening in your local community—attend an event to speak directly to government and share your vision with likeminded peers.

Gold Coast

Wednesday 6 April 2022
Southport Community Centre

Registrations have closed.

Hervey Bay

POSTPONED to mid-late 2022.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hervey Bay Speak Out event has been postponed to mid-late 2022. A new date and time will be announced soon.

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Previous Speak Outs

During 2021–2022, we’ve visited Ipswich, Logan, Sunshine Coast, Mount Isa, Mossman Gorge, Rockhampton and Brisbane, where young people joined us in a beautiful outdoor environment for activities and energising discussions on matters that were important to them including:

  • the environment
  • mental health
  • consent
  • youth engagement
  • local issues.

Highlights of the Speak out event series