Tuesday, April 21, 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.

National Youth Week 2015: It Starts With Us!

National Youth Week is an annual, weeklong celebration of young people (aged 12-25) throughout Australia. It is a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. In 2015, National Youth Week will be held from 10-19 April. The Youth Coalition of the ACT is proud to coordinate National Youth Week in Canberra, in partnership with the ACT Government.

National Youth Week Expo

The National Youth Week Expo is the official launch of National Youth Week in Canberra! Young people take over the city centre on Friday 10 April 2015, 4-8pm in Garema Place. It will include community service stalls, bands, dance, food, competitions, performances by local bands, musicians, dancers, circus groups and more. Come along to join in the fun at this free event celebrating young people.

Click here to download the Expo poster.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the April - May 2015 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).


National Youth Week Calendar of Events

Are you looking for information to display about National Youth Week in your school or organisation? Download the National Youth Week Calendar, which highlights some of the events happening in Canberra!

But wait, there's more! National Youth Week is jam-packed with so many events that one calendar cannot hold all of the information. To see all of the events on in Canberra during National Youth Week have a look at the Online Calendar of Events.

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.

Social Media Latest

  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: Have your say on two important youth issues: youth homelessness and youth mental health: The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is keen to hear from young people on the issues of youth homelessness and youth mental health. The AYF encourages young people to get involved in public discussion and gives them the opportunity to make sure their ideas are considered in the development of Australian public policy, programs or projects. The AYF will use the feedback received from young people to produce an AYF report on each issue. The report will be provided to the Australian Government and posted on the AYF website. For more information and to have a say check out the AYF website: http://www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/ayf/haveasay/pages/default Over a year ago
  • Community Services Directorate: Families ACT and the Community Services Directorate are staging an Early Intervention Forum on Thursday 20 June. This forum explores economic arguments for early intervention and how public and not-for-profit partnerships can promote early intervention initiatives. The keynote speakers will be Lisa Gold from Deakin University’s Population Health Strategic Research Centre and Jayne Meyer-Tucker, CEO of Good Beginnings Australia. They will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum runs from 9am-1pm at the Federal Golf Club. Registration and costs at www.familiesact.org.au/ Over a year ago
  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/modest-help-for-community-sector-20130604-2nnzc.html Over a year ago

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.