Our winners have been announced! Click through below to find out more about the winners and their stories.

And the winning ideas are...

Thanks for taking part in our initiative! We've reached out to over 15 million Australians and asked for your ideas. Here are the winners and shortlisted ideas we hope will help shape the future of the country.

The Energy Crisis

The Future of Work

Housing Affordability

Thriving Kids

What is It?

What’s the Future, Australia? was a nationwide ideas competition focused on creating positive change. It's non-profit and not aligned. We asked Australians to get involved on four big topics. While entires have closed, you can still learn all about the topics. What’s the Future, Australia? is brought to you by the creators of 2016's runaway success, My Big Idea. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!


Discover Ideas

  1. Australia's most energy efficient homes

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  2. Adopt a "Grandparent"

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Link local childcare centres with local retirement villages. Set up a roster of volunteers from our older population to spend regular time with preschoolers, increasing one-on-one time for preschoolers. Benefits for all participants.

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