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Queensland Youth Week (QYW) is an annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to Queensland communities.

In 2019, there were more than 200 events held across Queensland. In 2020, we're aiming for an even bigger event.

The theme for Queensland Youth Week 2020 (QYW20) is 'Yeah the youth!' – It's a call to friendship, strength and unity between young people and a celebration of who they are and what they offer to our great state.

Make it your youth week

QYW20 is off to a great start!

Community grants up to $2,000 were available to hold events and activities celebrating QYW20.

Our artwork competition is now open for creative young Queenslanders to design artwork to promote QYW20. There's fantastic prizes up for grabs too!

We have more exciting activities to be announced, so stay in contact with us to keep up with all the latest news.

Queensland Youth Strategy

In 2017 we released the Queensland Youth Strategy following the largest youth consultation ever undertaken for a Queensland strategy. Over 1,200 young people told us what was important to them.

From that feedback we developed 4 Building Blocks which form the heart of the strategy:

  1. Supporting our most vulnerable young people
  2. Housing
  3. Healthy futures
  4. Educating into employment.

Young people also told us they want to continue to have input into matters that affect them. We launched the Youth eHub in 2017 as a platform for young people to engage with government.