Queensland Celebrates Youth Week 2024

Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Minister for Communities and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

Minister Leeanne Enoch launched Youth Week launch in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

  • Queensland Youth Week – celebrating the achievements of young Queenslanders – runs until Saturday 13 April.
  • Youth Week launched at a community celebration in Brisbane by Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch
  • Scores of Youth Week events by local councils and community organisations are on around Queensland.

Queensland Youth Week 2024 was launched by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch at a community event in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, part of a seven-day celebration of young Queenslanders aged 12 to 25 years.

The Miles Government’s Youth Week 2024 Digital Art Competition is also open at: https://www.qld.gov.au/youth/get-involved/qyw-2024-digital-art-competition

This year’s Digital Art Competition winner receives an Apple iPad and Apple Pencil pack, worth $1000, and the kudos of having their artwork feature in the official launch of Queensland Youth Week 2025.

Scores of Queensland Youth Week music, art, sport and cultural events – supported by local councils and community organisations – celebrating the achievements and potential of young Queenslanders are rolling out around the state.

Whether it’s drumbeats in Bloomfield, Three on Three Basketball, Surf Therapy, a Taylor Swift listening party, learning stand-up comedy, or Corroboree performance and storytelling, Queensland Youth Week 2024 has something for all young Queenslanders.

The Queensland Youth Indigenous Leadership Program’s 2023 graduates have also organised Youth Week events in their communities with funding support from the Miles Government.

Youth Week 2024 culminates on Saturday night, 13 April, with the 29th YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament at Parliament House, Brisbane.

A state-wide calendar of Queensland Youth Week events is at: Events | Queensland Youth Week 2024 (des.qld.gov.au)

Quotes attributable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch:

“Youth Week highlights the amazing achievements, contribution and potential of the more than 910,000 young Queenslanders, aged 12 to 25 years, who call our great state home.

“There’s plenty to celebrate at Youth Week 2024 with many local councils and community-based organisations supporting events, competitions and workshops from science, sport and comedy to traditional performance art.

“Almost 1 in 5 Queenslanders is a young person and potentially a future leader of their community and Queensland’s job-generating industries of tomorrow.

“That’s why Youth Week 2024 is part of the Miles Labor Government’s commitment to securing Queensland’s economic, social, environmental and cultural success for current and future generations of young Queenslanders.

“The Miles Government is supporting more than double the number of Queensland Youth Week events around the state than the LNP did when they were last in Government.

“It’s time the LNP came clean on the cuts they’re planning to the youth services budget, such as the $4 million they axed from training which cruelly savaged work opportunities for hundreds of vulnerable young Queenslanders who were left to fend for themselves.”

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