Life after the Oasis




Life After The Oasis – An upcoming film by Shark Island Productions (The Final Quarter, 2019)


In 2008, the award winning documentary, The Oasis, shocked Australia with its gritty insight into the lives of homeless teens at a notorious youth refuge in inner-city Sydney. An outpouring of social and political goodwill followed, with the then Prime Minister pledging to halve homelessness by 2020.

A decade later, with social inequality and homelessness worse than ever, the original participants reveal where their lives have taken them.





   Exclusive pre-release online screening   


We are seeking feedback from educators across Australia to understand how we can support you to get the most out of Life After The Oasis resources. 

Register via the form below before the 18th of August to access:

•  Early access to Life After The Oasis via a digital link
•  A sneak preview of the curriculum mapped lesson plans created by Cool Australia
•  A short survey to let us know what you think! To say thanks for completing the survey, you’ll receive a copy of The Soldier, 1 Free Cool Australia professional development online course (of your choice), PLUS go into the draw to win a $200 Eftpos gift card.


This exclusive resource preview will be available until the 20th September, 2019. During this time you are welcome to trial the resources in your classroom or view them from the comfort of your home or office.




Homelessness experienced by young people aged 12-24 years old has increased 9.9% in 5 years. The institutions which prepare young people for the future need increased support and new tools to educate on the issue of youth homelessness. The Oasis Homelessness Project equips educators with a youth homelessness education toolkit, which brings together learning experiences in enterprise skills development, emotional and cultural intelligence and social action. The Oasis Homelessness Project has captured the hearts and minds of millions of Australians and more than 55,000 students. 

A partnership between Shark Island Institute, YLab (the Foundation for Young Australians) and Cool Australia; funded by The Caledonia Foundation.