For Workers

If you want to know what the law says about what a young person can and can’t do as a person under 18 years of age then go to the LEGAL INFO part of this website. This information can be printed out and given to young people – or other workers.

If you still can’t find what you want to know – CONTACT US  and we can look to developing new materials which answer your question.

If there is a young person who needs legal advice or assistance


the young person needs to talk to someone about issues at home or school, being the victim of a crime or abuse; being homeless; having no money to live on; or being discriminated against because of your age – particularly if their situation is putting them at risk of involvement with the police and youth justice system – CONTACT US to speak to a worker at YAC and arrange a time for them to meet the young person.

It is best if you/the young person don’t just drop into the office because YAC workers are often out at court or visiting other young people and so may not be here when you come –but if you need to, we will do our best to help you.

YAC’s Legal Education Officer and Youth Support Advocate can provide legal information and advice to young people in range of settings – formal and informal, small groups and larger groups.

In the second half of the year, they are often invited to schools to deliver the “Party talk” (Sex ‘n Drugs ‘n Rock’n Roll) in preparation for Schoolies.

CONTACT US and ask to speak to the Community Legal Educator.

YAC has developed a training package for workers with young people which covers a range of situations which have legal consequences or implications for workers. This package is well tried and tested and is always well-received.  Most recently, YAC’s Legal Education Officer and Youth Support Advocate delivered this training in Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa.

The package can be tailored in time and content to meet the needs of particular workers.

There is a cost involved, particularly if travel out of Brisbane is required, but this is negotiable.

CONTACT US and ask to speak to the Community Legal Educator.



Youth Workers feedback as to what is the most important topics for legal training for them.

The results……