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Western Australia Minister for Youth Robyn McSweeney

National Youth Week 2012

Victor P Taffa

  • National Youth Week runs from April 13-22
  • More than 80 events planned across the State

Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney is calling on all young West Australians to start planning what events they will take part in for National Youth Week, less than a week away.

National Youth Week starts on Friday, April 13 and celebrates young people aged between 12 and 25 across Australia.

“With more than 80 youth events taking place in WA as part of National Youth Week, there is something for every young person in this year’s festivities.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“This is the single biggest celebration on the Australian youth calendar and an opportunity for young people to express their ideas, have their voices heard, showcase their talents and, most of all, have fun.”

“Whether you are in the city or the country, I encourage you to log on to the Department for Communities’ website to see what is happening in your area.”

WA’s Youth Week will be officially launched on Saturday, April 14 with the Grassroots Festival in Bunbury.

In Perth, the KickstART Festival in Northbridge will include a Youth Hub running from Friday, April 13 to Saturday, April 21 acting as a one-stop shop for young people to meet to discuss current issues. Throughout the week, WA’s young people can also look forward to workshops, forums, exhibitions and acoustic acts in the hub.

The KickstART Festival also includes a day of activities at the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 21 from 11 am.  Youth markets with vintage and original wares will be available for sale, along with performances, live music and entertainment.

There is also a collection of regional events planned, including a Junior MasterChef event in Bencubbin on April 20, the Katanning Youth Festival on April 21 and the East Kimberley’s X Games skateboarding competition on April 22.

All National Youth Week events are drug and alcohol free and promote mental health and well-being in young people.


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