The Conference is officially postponed until 2022.

New date to be announced soon.

With all the instability and uncertainty around the current COVID climate, we wanted to update you on our plans for the Foyer Life Conference that was due to be held on 15–16 September 2021

Please join us in 2022 at the JW Marriott Gold Coast as we showcase Foyer Life and bring together young people, policy makers, practitioners, accredited/accrediting Foyers and those with a passion to end youth homelessness from across Australia to learn, engage and network together.

Featuring a range of speakers and topics over 2 days, plus a poolside networking cocktail party, we will share how the evidence informed Foyer model and supporting partners/stakeholders can collaborate and commit to ending youth homelessness at a national, state and local level.

Showcasing topics such as:

  • The lived experience by our young people
  • Innovation, policy and funding within youth homelessness sector
  • Culturally safe and diverse Foyers
  • Education and Employment pathways
  • Impact and outcomes for young people post Foyer Life
  • Accreditation, practice, development and Advantaged Thinking

Stay tuned for updates regarding the 2022 Conference as we progress our new date.





Eliminating youth homelessness in partnership with young people.


Foyers provide a life changing opportunity to help reduce the numbers of young people experiencing homelessness, low education outcomes and access to meaningful career pathways for a brighter future.

Homelessness can be isolating, destabilising and often traumatic. For children and young people, homelessness can be particularly devastating to their development and the negative effects are often long-lasting.

Youth homelessness, youth at risk of homelessness and young people experiencing disadvantage is a significant social issue in Australia.

According to the Costs of Youth Homelessness Project (2016), Australia spends $747m dollars each year addressing youth homelessness and its related impacts.

Foyers are an evidence informed model that provide access to education, training, employment and social opportunities to help young people break the cycle of homelessness and welfare dependence. 


We are delighted to invite you to join us at this National event and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Meet some of our great line up…

Tackling youth homelessness with Social Impact Investing

Michael Traill and Jan Owen – In conversation

Michael is Executive Director at For Purpose Investment Partners and former CEO of Social Ventures Australia.

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator and influencer who has spent the past 25 years growing youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors.

In conversation, they will discuss how Social Impact Bonds such as Foyer Centrals can offer investors the opportunity to generate a financial return, whilst helping young people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to lead fulfilling lives and transition to independence.

Youth Ambassador Panel – Hear from our young people

Chloe Shorten hosts our youth ambassador panel

An amazing opportunity to hear from our incredible young people as they share their lived experience.

As an advocate for equality Chloe has been committed to improving the lives of women, children and people with disabilities through her 25-year involvement with not-for-profit organizations and time served on various boards.

Passionate Foyer Ambassador, Chloe looks forward to discussing Foyer life, the challenges our young people have faced and what their future looks like post Foyer with our incredible line up of youth ambassadors.

Queensland’s Foyer Journey – Panel Session
Embracing an innovative solution for young people at risk of homelessness in Queensland.

Hear from the teams from Foyer Logan (Wesley Mission), Foyer Gold Coast ( Gold Coast Youth Services ) and Foyer Townsville (Mission Australia) as they discuss their journeys to becoming accredited Foyers and their commitment to improving outcomes for youth at risk.

From our Youth Ambassadors

Foyer Foundation sincerely thanks our sponsors for supporting our Foyer vision and helping make our Annual Conference possible

Gold Sponsors

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live.
We recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, presents and emerging.

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