National Youth Week Supported By Baillieu Government

National Youth Week Supported By Baillieu Government

Victoria Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith

Get Ready For National Youth Week 1-10 April

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith today encouraged young people from across Victoria to get ready for National Youth Week 1 to 10 April.

Young people can get ready by logging onto the Youth Week website and choosing to be part of the state’s biggest celebration of youth culture, with a wide range of events on offer from music and skating demonstrations, to short films, youth awards and break dancing.

Mr. Smith said National Youth Week will be a wonderful opportunity for young people to be acknowledged for their talents and achievements.

“I encourage all young people to be part of National Youth Week. There really is something for every young person from sporting carnivals and art exhibitions to forums where you can have a say on issues that matter.”


“The Baillieu Government has teamed up with the Australian Government and Youthbeyondblue to support National Youth Week. This support means that even more young people across the state will get involved in their community through organising and participating in local projects, events and activities.”

“Over 80 organisations across Victoria will receive grants to run activities such as music festivals and art workshops. If you’re aged between 12 and 25 years this week’s celebrations are made just for you.” Mr. Smith said.

Youth Week will kick off with an event at Birrarung Marr with the team from Video Hits who will be joined by The Vines, Jebediah and other performing artists on April 2. The week will end on a high with the Epic Youth Festival on 9 April, 12 pm to 6 pm at Warrandyte Skate Park where young people will be able to hear bands such as House vs. Hurricane, and 360 as well as see skate and BMX demonstrations.

All events are alcohol and drug free and most are free of charge.