Oaktree began in 2003 with a simple idea - that young people have a unique role to play in in building and leading a movement to end extreme poverty.
Over 15 years, Oaktree has evolved into one of Australia’s leading organisations for youth participation and empowerment. Today, Oaktree is young people leading, demanding and creating a more just world.
We’re proud to be Australia’s largest youth run organisation, with more than 250 000 members. Together, we’ve mobilised hundreds of young people on a nationwide doorknocks and campaigning events, met with hundreds of politicians, presented at international conferences and partnered with local expert organisations overseas to directly impact almost 13,000 people living in poverty.