AUGUST 31st and SEPTEMBER 1st, 2022

The Foyer Foundation National Conference will reveal new thinking and approaches to grow accredited Foyers across Australia.

Join us at the JW Marriott on the Gold Coast to learn from others and share your experience as we build the Foyer movement.

Attendees will include Foyer operators from across Australia, young people with lived experience, government representatives, business leaders, philanthropists, impact investors and industry peers.

At a time when youth homelessness, mental health challenges and unemployment are at alarming levels all at once, Foyers are ready to support young people to build their skills, capabilities and future pathways. 

The Foyer approach is underpinned by stable accommodation and support services that enable young people to achieve their aspirations in learning and employment pathways to build work and life skills.

Under one roof, and in under two years, young people create a path towards independence where they feel part of their community and Australian society.

Current Programme

The Conference program will be regularly updated as new information becomes available.


Eearly bird tickets now available


Special rates for conference delegates at JW Marriott Hotel

Beyond youth homelessness


Foyers provide a life-changing opportunity to help reduce the numbers of young people experiencing homelessness. They enable young people to achieve their education outcomes and provide access to meaningful career pathways for a brighter future.

There are too many young people in Australia who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness due to the fact that they have experienced disruption, mental health issues or trauma.

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

Foyers are built with an evidence-informed approach that provides access to education, training, employment, support services and social connections to help young people break the cycle of disadvantage and homelessness and create a path of independence.


We are delighted to invite you to join us in sunny Queensland for The Foyer Advantage.

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

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Youth 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.