National Youth Week


National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12–25 years from across Australia get involved in NYW each year. NYW is an opportunity for young people to:

  • share ideas
  • attend live events
  • have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
  • showcase their talents  
  • celebrate their contribution to the community 
  • take part in competitions, and
  • have fun!

Dates and theme

NYW will be held from 10 to 19 April 2015 with the theme of "It starts with us."

Grant funding and Expression of interest to host the South Australian state launch 2015  

South Australian NYW Grants are now open!

Local councils, state government agencies and non-government organisations working directly with young people are invited to apply for funding to conduct events and activities or host the South Australian state launch.

One off grants are available:

  • up to $2,000 for individual organisations
  • up to $4,000 for collaborative activities involving two or more organisations.
  • up to $7,000 to host the state launch.

Applying for grants

Online NYW grant application form to conduct events and activities.

Expression of interest (DOC 272.0 KB) to host the state launch.

NYW grant guidelines 2015 (PDF 231.4 KB)

NYW ideas factsheet (PDF 166.2 KB)

Applications close 5pm, Friday 14 November 2014.

SA's 2015 NYW Young Member

The 2015 NYW Young Member is Maria Hull, from Salisbury.

Maria will play a pivotal role in NYW activities on a local, state and national level.

She will drive decision-making and activities that will assist in the planning, promotion, running and evaluation of the week, and also coordinate SA's social media campaign (National Youth Week in South Australialike it!).

Maria has had significant experience in implementing and running NYW activities in both South Australia and interstate.  She also is a strong advocate for young people through her participation in various youth programs, services and social media campaigns. 

Maria is a member of the City of Salisbury Youth Advisory Committee and was awarded the 2014 City of Salisbury Young Citizen of the Year for her community involvement.

Maria is currently studying to become a senior secondary teacher at the University of Adelaide and working at Salisbury High School as a senior mentor and tutor.

Congratulations Maria.

2015 National Youth Awards applications now open

Get your applications in for the 2015 National Youth Awards!

If you or someone you know is aged between 12-25 years and deserves to be recognised for outstanding achievements, then apply or nominate for one of the National Youth Awards.

More information can be found at National Youth Awards.   



It is with great pleasure to unveil the new colourful NYW logo which will be used from NYW 2015 and onwards. The new logo will the 'jumping man' logo which has been used since NYW was introduced nationally in 2000. The new logo was chosen by young people.


All NYW logos, block logos and branding guidelines will be avilable to funded bodies in Jauary 2015. 


For more information about the program, please contact Kylie by email or call +61 8 8415 4327.