To celebrate the contribution young people make to Victoria, The Andrews Labor Government has provided more than $220,000 to local community organisations, schools and councils across Victoria during Victorian Youth Week.
Victorian Youth Week runs from 5 to 14 April 2019 and highlights the important role young people play in in our state – giving them a chance to plan, deliver and attend events in their local area.
Events include art exhibitions, musical performances, cultural celebrations and sporting competitions. All events are delivered in a safe and inclusive environment that is alcohol, drug and smoke-free.
Victorian Youth Week was created after the Turnbull Government scrapped funding for Australia’s largest celebration of young people – National Youth Week – forcing states and territories to go it alone.
In just its second year, Victorian Youth Week is bigger and better than ever, with more than 130 events planned across Victoria.
Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams will officially launch Victorian Youth Week on Friday at the Labor Government’s annual Youth Summit.
An interactive map of events is available at www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/vyw
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, State Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“We don’t always hear about the wonderful contribution young people make to our communities, and I’m thrilled to see Victorian Youth Week celebrating their efforts.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams
“Victorian Youth Week is an important way to acknowledge the achievements of young Victorians and the positive contribution they make to our state every day.”