Saturday, May 23, 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 Wrap Up: It Starts With Us!

National Youth Week 2015 in the ACT was fun, vibrant, and a fantastic celebration. With more than 60 events across Canberra there was plenty of choice for young people wanting to get involved. Highlights of National Youth Week in the ACT include: the National Youth Week Expo in Garema Place, Right Here Right Now art installation, West Woden Field Beats, 19 events in schools, 3-Ring Circus Extravaganza, ReelACT Film Festival, Pride at the Movies, and Tongan Language and Cultural Workshops.

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 was held from 10-19 April.

Youth Coalition Weekly eBulletin

Looking for an easy way to stay up to date with all of the activities, events, resources and information relating to young people and the youth sector in the ACT? Subscribe to the Youth Coalition's weekly eBulletin. Email subscription requests or content submissions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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).


Announcing the Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. In 2015, we are looking 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, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

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.