The YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament is an initiative of the State Council of YMCA’s of Queensland Inc, and is operated by the YMCA of Brisbane. The YMCA oversees the running of QYP and has done so since the program’s inception 23 years ago. The Brisbane YMCA employs a Program Coordinator, who works with the Executive team to run the program.
The Executive are a team of volunteers selected from past participants, by Coordinator and the Youth Governor (who is elected by the Executive and participants at Residential Sitting Week each year). The Executive oversee the entirety of QYP and encompass 18 dynamic volunteers (all of whom are trained to work with young people and are licensed by The Commission For Children and Young People, and The Child Guardian), aged between 15 to 25 years of age, to ensure that this is truly a youth event - organised by youth, for youth.