We're open longer! Submit your ideas until 15 December. No idea is too small to be Australia's next big idea.

How It Works

  1. Step 1: Get Informed

    Read information about the four topics

  2. Step 2: Submit Your Idea

    Submit your idea - big or small - to solve one of the #WTF Australia challenges

  3. Step 3: Win!

    Win one of four $500 prizes and have your idea turned into reality

What is It?

What’s the Future, Australia? is a nationwide ideas competition focused on creating positive change. It's non-profit and not aligned. We’re asking Australians to get involved on four big topics. Entries and voting close on 15 Dec. What’s the Future, Australia? is brought to you by the creators of last year’s runaway success, My Big Idea. Submit an idea here or 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.

  3. Energy saving super heroes

    A big idea by: Kate Chaney

    A free service that visits your home, reviews your energy use and lifestyle and gives you the 10 best ways you can change your behaviour to reduce your energy use.

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Got an Idea to shape Australia's future?

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Got an idea about reducing energy costs when prices keep going up? Or up-skilling workers when technology is threatening their jobs? Submit them here! Entries and voting close on 15 Dec.

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