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National Youth Week

National Youth Week (NYW) is a time to celebrate and recognise the value of all young Australians to their communities. NYW is the largest celebration of young people on the Australian youth calendar.

NYW 2017 was  31 March to 9 April 2017.

The aims of NYW are to:

  • give young people aged 12-25 an opportunity to express their ideas and views, raise issues of concern to them, act on issues that affect their lives and create and enjoy entertainment and events;
  • give the wider community the opportunity to listen to young people, and acknowledge and celebrate the positive contributions and achievements made by young people; and
  • promote a community focus on issues of concern to young people.

NYW is for young people, by young people - get involved!

National Youth Week 2017

The Tasmanian Government funded the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) to administer and promote NYW in 2017.

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Grant Program

In partnership with the Australian Government, the Tasmanian Government has again provided National Youth Week Grants of up to $2,000 to fund events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young Tasmanians to their community. The Tasmanian Government also made available one grant of $5,000 for each region (North, North West and South).

The NYW 2017 Grants Program closed 20 January 2017 at 5pm.

Successful Grant applicants in 2017 were.

NYW Annual Reports

Find out more about how NYW has been celebrated Tasmania.

Contact us:

Communities, Sport and Recreation
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224