Establishing a National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People: 2020 to 2030

Closed 28 Mar 2019

Opened 18 Mar 2019


On 15 August 2018, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Forum on Inequities in Child Health in Canberra, the commencement of a process to establish a National Action Plan for the Health of Children and Young People: 2020 to 2030 (the Action Plan).

The Action Plan will:

  • build on the Council of Australian Governments' Healthy, Safe and Thriving: National Strategic Framework for Child and Youth Health,
  • cover the age range 0 - 24 years (reflecting the target audience in Healthy, Safe and Thriving)
  • identify short-, medium- and long-term actions to implement the five strategic priorities outlined in Healthy, Safe and Thriving, and
  • take into account the policy environment, identified gaps and emerging issues, so that health system resources at the national and jurisdictional levels can be  efficiently directed at addressing the health issues that most affect children and young people.


What consultation has taken place to inform the development of the Action Plan?

Workshops held in November 2018 brought together key child and youth health stakeholders, including governments, general and paediatric practice, research, those from organisations that represent specific and disadvantaged population groups, policy makers, and advocacy bodies.

To complement the workshops, consultation was also undertaken via the online platform MindHive, and targeted discussions were held with individuals and organisations who were unable to contribute through other mechanisms.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to seek broader stakeholder and community feedback on the draft concept for the Action Plan.

The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community are valued and respected and will contribute to the development of the final Action Plan.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

How to give us your views

Interested parties are invited to provide comment on the draft concept for the Action Plan through an online survey, which can be accessed below. This survey will close at 11:59pm AEDST on Thursday 28 March 2019.

Online questionnaire

The online questionnaire covers:

  • Section A: Demographics
  • Section B: The Structure of the Action Plan
  • Section C: Priority Areas
  • Section D: Overall Comments

It may be helpful to have an electronic or paper copy of the draft concept of the Action Plan available when answering the survey - the document is attached for your reference below the survey link.

Please keep your responses concise and within the question word limits. 

The survey may be completed over more than one session.  Please retain your login details if you wish to complete the survey at a later time.

How we will use your responses

Your response is being provided to the Australian Government Department of Health to inform the finalisation of the Action Plan.

Please Note: All responses will be treated as confidential, and no personally identifying information from your responses will be released.

The final Action Plan will be released in the first half of 2019.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please email your enquiry to


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