National Youth Week

National Youth Week is South Australia's biggest event for young people aged 12-25 years. We want as many young people as possible involved in creating it, right from the start, to make this an event to remember - with a huge variety of events, festivals, forums, workshops and exhibitions, where young people share their talents and ideas, have a say about things that are important to them and just have a good time.

The theme for National Youth Week 2017 is youTHRIVEthe importance of young South Australian's physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

We want ALL young people to feel good about themselves, their decisions and life choices.  youTHRIVE can and will be interpreted in many different ways. Ideally, it reflects comfort, good spirits and positive energies, as well as a personal commitment to one's self, creating new endeavours or ventures and overcoming any challenges that young people may face.


National Youth Week 2017 will run from 31 March -  9 April*. 

*These dates fall in term one of the 2017 Schooling calendar in South Australia.  


Applications for National Youth Week 2017 Grants are now open until 5pm, Friday 18 November 2016.

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.

Download the Grant Guidelines

Click here to apply online

2017 SA's Young Member

The 2017 National Youth Week Young Member is Jessica Perry!

Jess is an award winning young entrepreneur, speaker and Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador, and brings many skills and passions to the role of National Youth Week Member, including engaging with young people, public relations and experience working with a number of South Australian Youth organisations.

As the 2017 Young Member, Jess will support decision-making, planning and promotion of National Youth Week at a state level. She will also be heavily involved in the State Launch event, social media promotion, attend various events across the state, and act as a media spokesperson to profile and promote events in South Australia.

Social media

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For more information about the program, please contact Yvonne by email or call +61 8 8413 8123.