National Youth Week 2016


National Youth WeekNational 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 2015 more than 20,000 young people from across Victoria participated in National Youth Week activities.

National Youth Week 2016 will be held from 8 April to 17 April 2016.

What's On

115 organisations receiving a National Youth Week 2016 grant will stage more than 120 events for young people across Victoria, ranging from film festivals, music performances and art exhibitions.

Click the link below to download a calendar of events listing all of the NYW events taking place each day across Victoria. You will find all the basic information you need to attend a NYW event in your local area. Please contact the listed organisation if you would like further event details.

NYW 2016 Events - Pre and Post (67.65 KB)
NYW 2016 Events – Multi Day Events Across NYW (67.24 KB)
NYW 2016 Events - Friday 8 April to Sunday 10 April (125.55 KB)
NYW 2016 Events - Friday 8 April to Sunday 10 April (122.98 KB)
NYW 2016 Events - Thursday 14 April to Friday 15 April (178.16 KB)
NYW 2016 Events - Saturday 16 April to Sunday 17 April (118.21 KB)
NYW 2016 Events – All NYW events by LGA (70.12 KB)

Promoting Your National Youth Week 2016 Event

To help promote your National Youth Week 2016 event to young people, you need to use the National Youth Week 2016 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 2016 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 2016 for full details of National Youth Week 2016 events being held across Victoria.

Further Information

For further information on National Youth Week 2016 in Victoria, please contact Casie McDougall at Economic and Community Participation on (03) 9096 1244 or email

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