National Youth Week


National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia.

It is a joint initiative of the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments. It gives you an opportunity to express your ideas and views, and act on issues that affect your lives. It also lets you have a lot of fun.

Each year, all over Australia, events are planned and organised to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people. In 2016 more than 23,000 young people from across Victoria participated in National Youth Week activities.

National Youth Week 2017 will be held from 31 March to 9 April 2017.

Grant applications now open

Young people looking to organise events for National Youth Week 2017 can now apply for grants to help kickstart their plans, Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos has announced.

"We are delighted to support National Youth Week 2017 as it provides so many opportunities for young people to be actively engaged in the planning and delivery of a project, activity or event in their local community," Minister Mikakos said. "National Youth Week enables young people to give effect to their ideas about how to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people."

In partnership with the Australian Government, the Victorian Government is providing National Youth Week grants of up to $2000 to fund events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young Victorians to their community.

National Youth Week grants are available to assist groups of young people to organise events for other young people. To be eligible, young people must be working in partnership with a local council, community organisation or school.

Before you begin your application, please download and read the National Youth Week 2017 Grant Guidelines.

Application form - 2017 National Youth Week grants (47.75 KB)

After reading the grant guidelines you can start writing your application using the National Youth Week 2017 Application Form.

Guidelines - 2017 National Youth Week grants (64.64 KB)

How to apply for a National Youth Week grant

Applications (including any attachments) must be submitted using the National Youth Week 2017 Application Form by Friday, 11 November 2016 . Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged in writing. 

Applications must be submitted via email to

For some general advice on putting a grant application together, visit our Tips for writing grant applications page.

Further Information

For further information on National Youth Week 2017 in Victoria, please contact Casie McDougall at Economic and Community Participation on (03) 9096 1244 or email

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