Thursday, January 19, 2017


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.

Youth Coalition submission to the ACT Budget 2017-18

The Youth Coalition has provided input to the ACT Government's 2017-18 Budget Consultation process.

The submission calls for a focus on social inclusion and equity, and a long term, big picture vision for the 2017-18 Budget, underpinned by the social determinants of health and investment in early intervention and prevention.

The Youth Coalition made recommendations across a range of priority areas, including education; mental health; jobs creation and employment; housing and homelessness; services for children, young people and their families; transport; and, youth participation.

Click here to read the submission.

2016 Yogie Awards

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The Yogie Awards recognise, celebrate, promote and reward outstanding practice in working with young people in the ACT and surrounding area. These awards highlight the exceptional commitment, talent and innovation that exists in the youth sector.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this years awards.

Click here to find out who the winners are or download the award winners booklet.

Click here to view the facebook photo album from the award ceremony.

Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. We've launched the Youth Worker Practice Network 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, click here.

Rate Canberra 2016

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Click here to download the
Rate Canberra 2016 Report

The Youth Coalition of the ACT conducted a survey of over 2000 young people aged 12 - 25 in the ACT & surrounding region. This report is the initial findings of the survey, and provides an important snapshot of the experiences, concerns, and priorities of young Canberrans.

Youth Coalition releases Annual Report 2014-15

2014-15 was another huge year for the Youth Coalition team, as we strove to build on our work in policy development, sector development, advocacy and representation. The Youth Coalition board has continued to improve and strengthen our governance processes, and look at strategies to future proof the organisation.

Click here to read the Annual Report for 2014-15.

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.