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National Youth Week on the Gold Coast

Held in April each year, National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia.

National Youth Week on the Gold Coast

National Youth Week

National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Each year, thousands of young people aged 12 to 25 from across the country get involved.

In 2017 National Youth Week will be held from the 31 March to 9 April 2017. This year’s theme is "Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You".

The city of Gold Coast will be transformed into a wonderland of free and low cost activities to celebrate Youth Week. Events are held all over the city from Upper Coomera to Coolangatta. Wherever and however you choose to celebrate Youth Week on the Gold Coast, make sure to share the fun and post your photos to #youthweekgc.

Don't miss out. Check out the full calendar of events.


Check out some previous National Youth Week activities

One event featuring in past calendars is the YOLO (You Only Live Once) Festival. It is held at Thrower House, a collaborative effort from services across the Gold Coast. Activities have included slam poetry, braiding, tie dying, laser tag, inter-generational activities such as card making and great line-ups of bands and entertainment. Check out some of the great photos from the YOLO Festival in the image gallery below.

Youth Week 2014 video transcript

For further information about Youth Week on the Gold Coast, contact us on 07 5581 6691 or youth@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

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