National Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to share ideas, attend live events, have their voices heard on issues of concern to them, showcase their talents, celebrate their contribution to the community, take part in competitions but most of all have fun!
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The history of Youth Week
Youth Week began as a NSW Government initiative in 1989, and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country.
It is organised by young people, for young people (aged 12-25), in communities across NSW and Australia. Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a National event in 2000. National Youth Week is jointly supported by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments and Local Governments and falls in April each year.
Port Macquarie-Hasting's Council involvement
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council recognises the important contribution young people make to the Hastings Region.
Our young people are vibrant, creative, and talented in so many ways. They have strong opinions and great ideas for the future of our area, our state and the country and the world.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council celebrates our young people every year by participating in National Youth Week.
We are focused on supporting the ideas of our young people to build capacity, ownership and inclusive opportunities
Council has been a leader for Youth Week programs in NSW for over a decade. Winning 7 NSW local government awards for:
- The Most Innovative Youth Week Program
- The Best Local Youth Week Program
- The best ongoing commitment to youth week
- The Best Local youth week Program- 2012, 2013 and 2017
- Most Innovative Youth Week Program 2005, 2009 and 2012
- The Best On-going Commitment to Local Youth Week Programs 2010, 2014, 2017 and 2018
This page was last updated on: 06 February 2019