Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018

Wednesday 18 April marks Youth Homelessness Matters Day. Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national campaign, held annually, aimed at raising awareness of youth homelessness amongst decision makers and the wider community.

Each year the campaign culminates in an awareness day for youth homelessness, held in the middle of National Youth Week.

Three things to know about YHMD

1.  It’s a national campaign to raise awareness and support young people at risk of homelessness or who are experiencing homelessness.
2.  It’s a call out to everyone, especially those who believe in the power of community, to take action, to publicly state that youth homelessness matters and should be prevented.
3.  The time to take action is Youth Homelessness Matters Day.


Children and young people under 25 years of age make up nearly 2-in-5 of all people counted as homeless on Census night 2016.

That’s 27,680 Australians experiencing homelessness. YHMD aims to break stereotypes associated with youth homelessness by sharing stories, statistics, and information.


Find out the facts about youth homelessness