About us

Minister for Youth the Hon Zoe Bettison MP

Minister for Youth the Hon Zoe Bettison MP

Chief Executive: Tony Harrison, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Executive Director: Sue Wallace, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

The Office for Youth joined the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion on 1 January 2012.

There are approximately  268,223 young people aged between 12 and 24 living in South Australia, equating to 17% of the State’s population (ABS 2011).

The majority of young South Australians are positive about their future and are doing well. For some young people however, their personal or environmental circumstances can put them at risk of not realising their full potential.

Our vision is that young people in South Australia feel valued and safe, have material basics, are healthy, learning and participating, and have a positive sense of identity and culture.