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Gold Coast Youth

The City recognises the valuable contribution young people make to our city. Find out about the City of Gold Coast Youth Plan and related activities.

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Gold Coast Youth

Gold Coast Youth Plan 2020

Gold Coast Youth Plan 2020 - A plan to embrace our young potential was adopted by Council on 18 October 2016.

The Plan was presented to Council by 2015 Junior Mayor Zuzana and 2016 Junior Mayor William. The Plan provides a strategic framework for the delivery of City services to the growing number of young people living in the city.

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Young people make an invaluable contribution to the city. In the 2016 Census, there were 104,427 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 living on the Gold Coast, representing almost 19 per cent of the total population. The City provides infrastructure like skate, BMX, and park facilities, and delivers many programs and activities for young people in our community centres, libraries, and parks.

We're also committed to hearing young people’s thoughts and ideas through year-round youth engagement programs, encouraging young people to share their unique perspectives and fresh insights.

Check out the links on our Youth services and events page. Find out about annual youth events and programs below.

Exhibit @ Exchange


Exchange, Festival of Ideas is a fantastic program of free workshops, speakers, panels and great entertainment. Heading into its second year, the main event for Exchange 2018 will be held 14 to 15 September 2018.

Find out more about Exchange.

Youth Week

In 2018 Queensland will be celebrating its own youth week.

Queensland Youth Week 2018 will be held from Friday 6 April through to Sunday 15 April 2018

Youth week is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate our young people.

Visit our Youth Week page for more information.

Level Up

The City of Gold Coast’s youth arts incubator program Level Up aims to engage emerging young artists transitioning from school, work or tertiary studies to a career in the creative industries sector on the Gold Coast.

It will provide a unique opportunity for emerging young artists to take their arts practice to the next level and be a part of the city’s vibrant cultural landscape.

Find out more about the Level Up program.

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