Youth Week

Youth Week began as a NSW Government initiative in 1989, and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across the country.

It is organised by young people, for young people, in communities across NSW and Australia. Following the success of the NSW Youth Week program, Youth Week became a national event in 2000. National Youth Week is jointly supported by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments and Local Governments.

National Youth Week 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
  • have fun!

Youth Week in Georges River

Each year we host a variety of events in partnership with local youth services for young people to participate in during Youth Week. Our Youth Advisory Committee forms the backbone of the planning group, informing us and other youth services on what events and programs would be relevant and engaging for the local population. Past events have included live music, sports competitions, the Short Stuff Youth Film Festival, cooking challenges and interactive races across the local government area.

In 2019 Georges River will host the following:

Georges River Unplugged

  • An open stage for young people to share talent and skill however they’d like Find out more by visiting our event web page.

Georges River Live and Local

  •  Local bands will play at Project Youth Dora St Centre Find out more by visiting our event web page.

Short Stuff Film Festival

  • Finalist screening at GU Film House in Cronulla (partnership project with Shopfront Arts Co-op across Bayside, Sutherland Shire and Georges River Councils) Find out more by visiting our event web page.

3 on 3 basketball competition in Riverwood

  • A partnership event with Canterbury Bankstown Council. Get your team of 4 together for a fast-paced game for your chance to win. Find out more by visiting our event web page.

Feel the Heat! cooking challenge

  • A partnership event with 3Bridges Youth Zone and Westfield Hurstville. Five teams of 5 budding chefs will demonstrate their skills in the kitchen to win.

Dragons’ Den 

  • A partnership event with 3Bridges Youth Zone. Young people will pitch their ideas for a community project for a chance to win funding and ongoing support to deliver their project through the Rotary Club of Hurstville. Find out more by visiting our event web page.


Youth Week 2019 Calendar

Further information is available on our Youth Week 2019 Calendar.


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