Making a difference can start with as little as $5.
Queensland Youth Services Inc. is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act of 1997. Donations can be processed online or over the phone by calling (07) 4771 3648.
To request a receipt for your donation, contact our Finance and Commercial Officer at .
A donation has the power to create a world of positive change no matter what its value is. We’ve broken down how donations are often allocated for various services and supplies that assist us in delivering our mission:
Each donation made towards the ID Project helps a young person access the necessary identification documents they need so they can pursue their transition to independence and continued empowerment.
Identification is a human right, however without a supportive home environment, or income, identification documents are hard to obtain.
For many of us, our parents registered our birth, paid for our birth certificate, opened our first bank account, registered us on their Medicare and supported us while we got our Learner’s permit and driver’s licence. In other words, there were support systems in place that helped ease the transition into independent living and adulthood. Unfortunately, for many of the young people who we meet, they have not had this luxury.
Imagine you’re 16 years old and couch surfing from one friend’s place to another because it is unsafe for you to go home. Your stepfather has been making sexual advances towards you and when you tell your mother about it, she accuses you of lying.
You leave home, but you have no income. When you go to Centrelink for financial assistance, they require proof of ID and a bank account. You go to the bank to set this up, however they require 100 points of identification. All you have is your school photo ID.
You ask your mother for your birth certificate, but she refuses to hand it over and tells you to come home where it is still unsafe. Without this ID document or the assistance of your parents, you have no way to prove who you are.
This is one of many true stories we have heard all too often while working with young people.
See below for the costs of various Queensland identification documents to get an idea of the type of donation that could be of assistance to a young person.
Birth Certificate $53
18+ Card $75
Learner’s Permit $85
P Licence (1 Year) $84
School Records $50
The Queensland Youth Services (QYS) ID Project exists to ensure young people (aged 12 to 25 years) in unsafe or unstable situations can access necessary identification documents when they do not have the resources or support to do so on their own. The ID Project is a fund which relies solely on community-based donations (i.e. it is not a privately funded program) launched by QYS to assist young people in need, therefore funding capacity is limited and dependent upon QYS’ existing pool of donated funds.
Each young person who accesses ID Project funding can only do so once. If an ID Project funding request has been formally approved by QYS, all external (non-QYS) clients will need to be directly assisted by their referring Support Worker with accessing their identification needs, if required by the client. QYS does not have the capacity to provide youth support beyond funding allocation for external ID Project requests.
Access the ID Project Application Form here.
This application form is to be completed by or on behalf of a young person in absolute need of financial assistance with attaining an identification document. The approval of an application will be at the discretion of Queensland Youth Services with applications being assessed case by case based on information provided by the applicant. All information collected will remain private and confidential under the Privacy Act 2009.
Donate & spread the word! Start by downloading and sharing the ID Project Flyer today.
Queensland Youth Services is committed to putting 100% of the funds donated to our organisation’s programs, services and initiatives into helping our young people. This means there are no administration fees deducted from any monetary donations made.
Every donation in its entirety is put towards empowering our youth and helping them believe in their power to transform through our service delivery.