Friday, November 21, 2014


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.

Save the Date: YOGIE Awards & Young Canberra Citizen of the Year

The Youth Coalition of the ACT and the ACT Government Community Services Directorate are pleased to announce that the annual Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and the youth sector YOGIE awards will be jointly celebrated this year. The award ceremony will be held on Friday 5 December, 10am-12pm, Civic Square (in front of the Canberra Theatre).

Click here for more information.

Youth Coalition Submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16

The Youth Coalition recently responded to the ACT Treasurer's request for input into the ACT Budget for 2015-16. Click here to read our submission.

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.

Annual Report 2013-14

The Youth Coalition's AGM was held on Thursday 16 October 2014. Our Annual Report for 2013-14 can be found here.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the October - November 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).


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: 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 Over a year ago
  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: 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.