National Youth Week


National Youth Week

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

It's a joint initiative of the Australian, state, territory and local Governments. It's an opportunity to express your ideas and views, and to act on issues that affect your lives. It's also a chance to 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. 

What's on for NYW 2017 in Victoria

105 organisations have received a National Youth Week 2017 grant from the Victorian Government to stage events for young people across Victoria, including film festivals, music performances and art exhibitions.

Click on the links below to download a calendar of events listing all of the NYW events taking place each day across Victoria. Each event lists the basic information you need to attend. Please contact the listed organisation if you'd like more information about specific events.

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Promoting your National Youth Week 2017 event

When promoting your National Youth Week 2017 event, you need to use the National Youth Week 2017 and Victorian State Government logos in all promotional material. You can download them here:

All media releases, newsletters, web-based information and social media sites used to promote your National Youth Week 2017 event must include the following by-line:

  • “This event is supported by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.”

Further information

For further information about National Youth Week 2017 in Victoria, please contact Casie McDougall on (03) 9096 1244 or email

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