Register your Youth Week Celebration

Published Wednesday, 27 March, 2024 at 02:26 PM

Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Minister for Communities and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

        • Youth Week, celebrating young Queenslanders, is from 7 – 13 April.
        • Queenslanders and organisations are being encouraged to stage a Youth Week event recognising achievement and community contribution.
        • Register your Youth Week event at the Queensland Youth Week website, to access resources.

Queensland is counting down to Youth Week, a celebration of the talent, achievement and contribution of young people aged 12 to 25 years from 7-13 April.

Youth Week in Queensland is delivered by the Miles Government in partnership with local government and community-led organisations.

From stand-up comedy and arts festivals to sporting competitions, the Queensland Youth Week website has a calendar of events to encourage young Queenslanders to explore their interests, develop their talents and connect with their local community.

More than 110 Youth Week events were held across the state last year.   

Young First Nations leaders who completed the 2023 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) are driving celebrations in their communities with funding support from the Miles Labor Government.

For more information about Youth Week, to register and add your event to the Youth Week calendar, and access helpful resources, visit:

Quotes attributable to Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch:

“Nearly one in five Queenslanders are young people aged between 12 and 25, making Queensland Youth Week a wonderful opportunity to recognise and congratulate the optimism, creativity and achievements of the state’s next generation.

“From Aurukun in Cape York to Raby Bay in the southeast, individuals, communities and organisations have registered an amazing line-up of events on the official Queensland Youth Week website for the young and young at heart.

“Acknowledgement must be made of the young First Nations Queenslanders - involved in the Queensland Youth Indigenous Leadership Program - who are instrumental in driving change and leading their community’s Youth Week initiatives.   

“Whether its street art, a foam festival, fishing competitions, stand-up comedy or a Taylor Swift Listening Party, there’s a lot for young Queenslanders to enjoy and celebrate.

“Queensland Youth Week 2024 is about connecting young people with their communities for a strong Queensland focused on good jobs and opportunities for the future.”

Quotes attributable to Zhanae Dodd, QIYLP Alumni and founder of Groove Co.:

“I believe that cultural connection is a powerful catalyst for positive change.

“Queensland Youth Week is a chance for young people to come together, learn from one another and create lasting connections.

“In Rockhampton, the Youth Week 2024 activities will encompass a variety of sessions, ranging from grassroots innovation workshops to cross-cultural exchange initiatives.

“Participants can look forward to gaining insights into traditional practices, experiencing the power of storytelling, and engaging in activities that promote unity and understanding.

“The innovation hub workshops are designed to give young people the tools to create their own businesses and become advocates to lean into policy development which impacts their futures.

“This wouldn’t be possible without Queensland Government funding provided through the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Community Development Grants, and the support of our partners, Mundagatta Didgeridoos and Darumbal Community Youth Service Inc.”

Fast facts:

  • The Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) is a seven-day residential initiative that provides young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and capacity to drive change in their local communities.

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