Australian commissioners and guardians

Australia has developed a range of ways to support the well-being of children and promote their participation in decisions and services that affect them. One way that children’s interests and participation are promoted is through the establishment of State and Territory based Advocates, Commissions and Guardians to represent and advocate for children.

The Commissioners meet twice a year and also keep in regular contact to share information and work together on specific projects to help improve the wellbeing of children and young people across Australia. As issues of national significance and common interest arise the Australian Children's Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) may decide to prepare a joint submission.

To find out about the work of Children’s Advocates, Commissioners and Guardians across Australia visit the websites below:

Australian Capital Territory The Children and Young People Commissioner Australian Capital Territory

National Children's Commissioner National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission

Northern Territory The Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Queensland The Queensland Family and Child Commission

South Australia The Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People South Australia

Tasmania The Commissioner for Children Tasmania

Victoria The Commission for Children and Young People Victoria

Western Australia The Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia