YNOT is the peak body for the non-government youth sector in Tasmania. It is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, through Communities, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, to improve the Tasmanian community's response to youth issues by:
Involving young people and service providers in identifying and responding to youth issues;
Developing coordinating mechanisms across the youth sector; and providing advice to government and other agencies on youth issues.
YNOT also encompasses the Tasmanian Youth Forum (TYF) and the Tasmanian Youth Conference (TYC).