Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

National Youth Week 2016: Run Your Own Event

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 and Territory Governments. In 2016, National Youth will be celebrated from 8-17 April. The Youth Coalition of the ACT is proud to coordinate National Youth Week in Canberra, in partnership with the ACT Government.

What's happening in National Youth Week 2016?

Click here to view the online calendar of events

Promote your event

If you work with young people, how about you plan an event to coincide with National Youth Week? We can help you promote your program or event through our online calendar, as well as electronic and print media.

Click here to promote your event through the National Youth Week Calendar
Click here to promote your event with an online video

Click here to connect with National Youth Week on facebook, so we can promote your service and event

National Youth Week 2016: Youth Week Festival

National Youth Week will be launched at the National Youth Week Festival in Garema Place, Civic, on Friday 8 April. Young performers, artist and musicians, as well as youth & community groups and government departments are invited to participate in the National Youth Week Festival.

The festival will include:

  • Young bands & solo performers
  • Youth theatre groups
  • Youth dance groups
  • Workshops
  • Sporting demonstrations
  • Exhibitions of young people's art
  • Stalls from local youth-focused organisations and services

Stall holders

Click here to register for a stall


Click here to register as a performer

Announcing the Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. We've launched the Youth Worker Practice Network to offer a range of professional development opportunities such as active learning and shared case studies sessions, with the aim of facilitating the development of a community of practice for frontline workers supporting young people. For further information, click here.

2015 Yogie Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Yogie Awards.

The YOGIES recognise, celebrate, promote and reward outstanding practice in working with young people in the ACT and surrounding area. The YOGIES highlight the exceptional commitment, talent and innovation that exists in the youth sector

Click here to download the Yogie Award Winners booklet.

Click here to view photos from the award ceremony.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the April - May 2016 calendar, click here.

The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).


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We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.