You Are Future: Youth Week WA Kicks Off

  • Events to celebrate Youth Week WA 2024 taking place across the State
  • Western Australian Government awards 36 grants to community groups and local governments
  • Youth Week WA 2024 runs from 5 to 12 April 2024

Youth Week WA celebrations kick off in Albany tomorrow, marking the start of the annual celebration showcasing the contributions of young Western Australians aged 10-25.

The City of Albany has partnered with local community organisations to deliver a range of events, including a short film festival, live music and a job preparation skills workshop.

Other activities such as glow in the dark basketball, art shows and a DJ Dance Party will be held across WA this year.

More than 100 Youth Week WA 2024 events and activities will take place from the Great Southern to the Kimberley, which are free, accessible and safe for all young people.

Propel Youth Arts WA and the Department of Communities’ KickstART Festival is also offering an exciting schedule including the KickstART Market Day on 6 April 2024.

Youth Week 2024 Ambassadors Izabella Brandis, Nathida Chalermsuk, Fatima Merchant and Samuel Thomas were appointed in 2023 to support the delivery of Youth Week.

This year’s theme, ‘Head, Body, Heart’ focuses on how young people express themselves and take a whole-body approach to mental, physical, social and emotional health.

The Ambassadors are also developing an online publication that will be launched at the end of Youth Week to recognise and celebrate local young people and organisations involved.

For more information on all Youth Week WA 2024 events, visit:

As stated by Youth Minister Hannah Beazley:

“This is my first Youth Week as Youth Minister. I’m excited to celebrate the many talents of young people across WA, as we elevate our young people’s voices for the week and beyond.

“The Cook Government understands getting young people involved in development programs and taking on leadership roles is an essential aspect in supporting their progress as active citizens.

“I’m committed to ensuring the contributions that our young people make in our WA community are acknowledged and their perspectives continue to be embedded in the work we do as a Government.”

As stated by Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens:

“Youth Week WA is a time to celebrate every young person in Western Australia, including in our own Great Southern region, and showcase their unique ideas, capabilities and skills.

“To mark the occasion tomorrow, the Albany Town Hall will be hosting a Winter Wonderland Social where 12-to-15-year-olds can dance the night away in a magical snowy setting.”

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