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.'

Calendar of events

An interactive calendar of events will be launched soon!  


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

A total of 49 organisations (including the State Launch) received a share of approximately $123,000 in grant funding to deliver a diverse range of events and activities.

List of successful funded organisations for NYW 2015

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 Australia…'like' and 'share' 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!

Young Members promotional video

Check out the NYW promotional video featuring NYW Young Members from each State and Territory. The video takes its inspiration from the 2015 theme It starts with us and the 2015 hands design.

The video shows the hands, representing different cultures and backgrounds of young Australians, coming together from all over our country demonstrating their willingness to work together.

National Youth Awards

Applications are now closed and National Office are now gearing up for the presentation ceremony during NYW 2015!

Stay tuned for the official National Youth Awards finalist announcements in March 2015!

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 was chosen by young people.




NYW event activity ideas factsheet  (PDF 166.2 KB)

Welcome to Country factsheet (PDF 194.9 KB)

How to write a media release (PDF 492.6 KB)

Single page word document template (DOC 1.3 MB)

Mulit-page word document template  (DOC 2.4 MB)


2015 NYW Branding guidelines - must read!  (PDF 786.2 KB)

Supported by Office for Youth and National Youth Week - Colour  (JPG 429.6 KB)

Supported by Office for Youth and National Youth Week - mono (JPG 524.1 KB)

GOSA and National Youth Week - Colour (JPG 671.5 KB)

GOSA and National Youth Week - mono (JPG 530.7 KB)

*All eps. format and 'reversed' logos will need to be requested via email.


A3 Festival Poster (PDF 64.4 KB)

A3 Festival Poster (JPG 2.4 MB)

What's On Poster (PDF 507.7 KB)

What's On Poster (DOCX 646.0 KB)  


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