Saturday, September 23, 2017


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 2017

National Youth Week is a celebration of young people (aged 12 - 25), and acknowledges the achievements, vitality and strength of young people, and their positive contribution to our community.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of National Youth Week in the ACT this year.

Click here to view the photo album (on facebook) from a number of events held as part of NYW.

Special thanks to 2B Advertising and Design for their generous support of National Youth Week, and design of the ACT NYW logo, Calendar, and social media images.

ACT Budget 2017-18

The 2017-18 ACT Budget was delivered on Tuesday 6 June 2017 by Andrew Barr MLA, the ACT Treasurer.

The Youth Coalition's response and analysis of the ACT Budget is available by clicking here.

The Youth Coalition's media release and initial response to the ACT Budget is available by clicking here.

To view the Youth Coalition of the ACT's submission for the 2017-18, click here.

Rate Canberra 2016


Click here to download the
Rate Canberra 2016 Report

The Youth Coalition of the ACT conducted a survey of over 2000 young people aged 12 - 25 in the ACT & surrounding region. This report is the initial findings of the survey, and provides an important snapshot of the experiences, concerns, and priorities of young Canberrans.

Training and Professional Development Calendar

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.  The Training Calendar provides training and professional development opportunities for workers in the youth, alcohol, tobacco and other drug, mental health, family support and community sectors.

To view the August - September calendar, click here.

The next Training Calendar will be for October- November. To include your training in this calendar, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the Youth Coalition on 02 6247 3540 and provide the following details:

- Name of training / course
- Date(s) of training / course
- Contact person / phone number / email addresses
- Cost of training / course

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.

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.