National Youth Week 2015


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, 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 2014 more than 26,000 young people from across Victoria participated in National Youth Week activities.

National Youth Week 2015 will be held from 10 April to 19 April 2015, incorporating the theme ‘It Starts With Us’.

Grants Announced

In partnership with the Australian Government, the Victorian Government is again providing National Youth Week grants of up to $2,000 to fund events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young Victorians to their community.

On 3 March 2015 the Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos MP visited Darebin Community Health to announce more than $182,000 in funding for 92 organisations to stage events across Victoria as part of National Youth Week 2015.

To see who is staging a National Youth Week 2015 event in your area, you can download the list of organisations receiving grants here: NYW 2015 Funded Organisations (32.11 KB)

Promoting Your National Youth Week 2015 Event

To help promote your National Youth Week 2015 event to young people, below is a range of official posters that you can download and insert details of your upcoming event:

You also need to use the National Youth Week 2015 and Victorian State Government logos in all promotional material.

All media releases, newsletters, web based information and social media sites that you are using to promote your National Youth Week 2015 event must include the following by-line:

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

You can also check out the Youth Central website in mid to late March 2015 for full details of National Youth Week 2015 events being held across Victoria.

Victorian National Youth Week 2015 Young Member!

22-year-old Michael Casha will be the National Youth Week Victorian Young Member for 2015.

Each year, a young person is appointed to act as the spokesperson for their respective state or territory and contribute to the planning and promotion of National Youth Week events.

Michael said he felt privileged to represent young people in Victoria in preparation for National Youth Week next year.

"I really enjoyed travelling to Canberra as the Victorian representative on the National Planning Group and catching up with other like-minded young people from other states and territories across Australia.  The Young Member role will not only support the activities occurring in National Youth Week but provide an opportunity to show Australia the positive power young people truly have!" he said.

Further Information

For further information on National Youth Week 2015 in Victoria, please contact Greg Box at the Community and Economic Participation Branch on (03) 9096 1352 or email

From December 2014, you can also see what’s happening across Australia by checking out the national website at (new window).


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