National consultation on disaster risk and climate change: children and young people

Welcome to the 2023 national youth survey on disaster risk and climate change! This survey is specifically designed for Australian children and youth aged between 10 and 24 years. The results of the survey will be published in a report on the views and experiences of Australian children and young people on disaster risk and climate change.

The survey includes 27 questions on climate change, natural hazards and disaster risk, with questions designed to identify children and young people’s priorities for action by decision makers. Your responses will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the perspectives of Australian children and young people and guide future initiatives.

This survey builds upon the data initially reported in the 2020 Our World Our Say Report. If you are interested in learning more about the previous report, you can visit the following link:

We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey.

Support services available to you:

This survey contains questions about natural hazards, such as bushfires, floods, and cyclones. If you have been affected by a natural hazard or disaster and participating in this survey raises any concerns about how you have been feeling, there are a number of support options available to you.

Kids Helpline is a private and confidential 24/7 counselling service for children and young people aged 5 to 25. The fastest way to talk with a counsellor is on the phone 1800 55 1800. It's free to call - even from mobiles. If you can't get to a phone or prefer to chat online, you can connect one-on-one with a Kids Helpline counsellor through WebChat. Just go to

headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12 to 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, headspace can help. For more information go to
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