Friday, March 06, 2015


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.

ACT National Youth Week 2015

National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12-25) that is celebrated throughout Australia. The week celebrates and recognises the contribution of young people. National Youth Week 2015 will be held from 10 - 19 April.

National Youth Week 2015 Expo

The launch of National Youth Week 2015 in the ACT will take place at the National Youth Week Expo on Friday 10 April 2015. The Expo will be held in Garema Place from 4pm - 8pm.

The Youth Coalition is currently inviting youth and community organisations to join in by hosting a stall at the Expo. Click here to complete an online stall holder form.


National Youth Week 2015 Calendar of Events

If you are hosting an event or activity for National Youth Week 2015, you can advertise it in the Calendar of Events. This Calendar is compiled by the Youth Coalition of the ACT, designed by a graphic designer, and distributed to ACT high schools, colleges, youth centres, and youth-focused organisations, as well as promoted online.

Click here to register your National Youth Week event. Please note that if you receive a National Youth Week grant, your event will automatically be promoted in the Calendar of Events.

Youth Coalition Submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16

The Youth Coalition recently responded to the ACT Treasurer's request for input into the ACT Budget for 2015-16. Click here to read our submission.

Annual Report 2013-14

The Youth Coalition's AGM was held on Thursday 16 October 2014. Our Annual Report for 2013-14 can be found here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 YOGIE Awards!

The Youth Coalition of the ACT and the ACT Government Community Services Directorate hosted the annual Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and the youth sector YOGIE awards on Friday 5 December. Mick Gentleman MLA, the Minister for Children and Young People, presented the winners of the YOGIES with their awards.

Click here to view the list of winners.

Youth Coalition Membership

The Youth Coalition is a membership-based organisation. Our members include young people, youth workers, service providers, youth programs, mutual support and self-help groups, as well as other interested individuals. Membership is open to organisations and individuals who agree with the Youth Coalition's objectives.

Click here to find out more about Youth Coalition membership. Click here to renew your membership online.

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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.