Youth Week in NSW is a week-long celebration held in early April each year that is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across the state.
If you’re aged between 12 -25, Youth Week is an opportunity to:
- share ideas
- attend live events
- have your voice heard on issues of concern to you
- showcase your talents
- celebrate your contribution to the community
- take part in competitions
- have fun!
Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. In 2016, about 4,000 young people across the state were involved in planning and organising activities and events such as forums, debates, photography exhibitions, fitness activities, writing competitions, hip hop dance classes and concerts. More than 100,000 young people participated in more than 900 local activities and events.
Youth Week in NSW 2017
Save the date: Friday 31 March 2017 – Sunday 9 April 2017.
Who is involved in Youth Week in NSW?
In October/November each year, NSW local councils are invited to jointly fund Youth Week activities in their area by the NSW government. Young people need to be involved in all stages of the activity including planning, development and management.
Management of Youth Week
Youth Week in NSW is managed by the Youth Week Coordinator, who is part of Youth and Community Building Projects unit in the Department of Family and Community Services.
The Youth Week Committee and NSW Youth Advisory Council give advice on the management and operation of NSW Youth Week .
History of Youth Week
Youth Week started as a NSW government initiative in 1989 and became a national event in 2000 as a joint Australian government, state, territory and local government initiative.
Thousands of young people aged 12–25 from across Australia get involved in National Youth Week each year.