Home Stretch Campaign

The Home Stretch Campaign successfully lobbied for all jurisdictions in Australia to extend the age-out point for out-of-home care from 18 to 21. It combined research, media and social media campaigning, broad social and political coalition building, and a tight focus on a simple and relatable issue, to persuasively argue for system change. Beginning in 2015, each State and Territory one-by-one agreed to make the change, with the final State—New South Wales—implementing the change in December 2022.