Settling or Surviving? Unaccompanied Young Adults

This paper was developed in response to a number of concerns being raised by service providers who were working with this group of newly arrived young people, particularly young men who had arrived onshore by boat and later been granted refugee status. It seeks to explore the specific issues facing 18 – 25 year old unaccompanied young adults (UYAs) who arrive onshore, and how their overall settlement can be better supported. It outlines key issues for consideration, guided by the Australian Government’s settlement policy, and highlights positive strategies and recommendations.