18 September 2018 - 5:00pm to 19 September 2018 - 3:30pm


  • Are you aged 16 – 30?
  • Have you used or helped someone who regularly uses the health system?
  • Do you have ideas about what should be on the healthcare agenda?
  • Would you like to meet other young people who are interested in having a say in the decisions that affect you?
  • Do you have ideas about how we could change Australia’s health and wellbeing services?

If this sounds like you, then we want you to be involved in our Youth Health Forum. You could be part of the group of young people who are meeting to share their views on the Australian health and social care system.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people aged 16 – 30 who are interested in our kick off Youth Health Forum in Canberra on 18 – 19 September 2018.  Travel and accommodation will be funded.

Click here to fill out an expression of interest

Find out more:

Call                         02 6273 5444


Text                       0411 299 404



Expressions of interest close on 29 June 2018.


What is the time commitment?

You will need to be able to be in Canberra for:

  • the welcome function from 5 – 7pm on the evening of 18 September 2018; and
  • the forum itself on 19 September 2018.


What is the cost?

Your travel costs, meals, non-alcoholic drinks and accommodation will be met. There will be no sitting fees or payment associated with attending the forum.


What will you get out of the forum?

The forum will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • discuss and better understand the health and social care system;
  • join a network of young people interested in healthcare;
  • be instrumental in forming the first ever national Youth Health Forum to work with the Consumers Health Forum to advocate for a better health system 
  • identify opportunities to be a healthcare user advocate moving forward;
  • meet event sponsors and speakers.


What outcomes will result from the forum?

In addition, the forum is designed to create recommendations for action in youth health. These will be presented to the Minister for Health Greg Hunt and the Shadow Minister for Health Catherine King by a small delegation of attendees.

CHF is also looking to form an ongoing Youth Health Forum.  We will invite you to be part of a panel of young people who will work with us to identify areas of concern and act as an advisory group on youth health issues moving forward.

With a federal election looming, now is a great time to shape a youth health action plan for young people designed by young people. Some big areas of reform are digital health, primary and integrated health care, mental health, wellbeing, local solutions like social prescribing, and addressing low levels of health literacy.