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Young Quakers in Australia

We need a closer participation with children today because we need fresh perspectives on our activities. We need their insights, and not only in the area of social action. We need their spiritual insights too.

Elise Boulding 1996

The largest gatherings take place at Yearly Meeting where young Quakers from all over Australia can come together, some with their parents. A full week’s program is organised for the Children and JYFs.

Some of our Meetings for Worship have regular programs for children and JYF’s, and many have casual arrangements if children come to Meeting. If you plan to go to a Meeting for Worship with children it may be best to contact the Meeting first to check on the arrangements. Contacts for the various Meetings can be found here.

Quakers have joined the National Redress Scheme, which you can read more about here.

You may like to view our child protection policy.

We have three age groups of young Quakers.


Ages up to 11

Junior Young Friends

Junior Young Friends - aged 12 to 17

Young Friends

For Quakers aged 18 to 30