Wednesday, February 10, 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

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.

Click on the following links for information on how to promote your National Youth Week event, and how to apply for a small grant to make your event even better!

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 apply for a National Youth Week Seeding Grant

Check back here soon for information about the National Youth Week Festival being held in Garema Place on Friday 8 April.

Rate Canberra - Survey of Young People

The Youth Coalition has recently launched Rate Canberra 2015, the biggest survey of young people in the ACT. This 10 minute survey of 12 - 25 year olds aims to collect information on what it is really like to live in Canberra as a young person in 2015, and the issues that are important to young people. Schools and youth services can win $1000 for having young people complete the survey, and prizes are also up for grabs for individual participants.

Click here to complete the survey.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the February - March 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).


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.

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.

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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.