National Youth Week

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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. 

Grants announced

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

On 20 January 2017 the Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos MP announced more than $208,000 in funding for 105 organisations to stage events across Victoria as part of National Youth Week 2016.

To see who is staging a National Youth Week 2017 event in your area, you can download the list of organisations receiving grants below.

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.”

Visit Youth Central in early-to-mid-March 2017 for full details of National Youth Week 2017 events being held across Victoria.

Further information

For further information about National Youth Week 2017 in Victoria, please contact Casie McDougall at the Economic and Community Participation Branch on (03) 9096 1244 or email youthweek@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

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