The Office of Youth Affairs is a central co-ordination agency within the Department of the Chief Minister. The office provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 24 years and develops effective communication links between young people, Government and the wider community.
The office supports initiatives that improve young Territorians’ personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and assists them to reach their goals. In addition, the office supports events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities for young Territorians.
Across Australia, youth and youth sector conferences are held on a regular basis and provide an opportunity to raise issues and concerns, network and highlight examples of best practice.
The inaugural Youth NT conference held on 1-2 October 2012 aimed to coordinate an event that was relevant, Territory focused, engaging, fun and discussed ideas that reflect current issues facing both young people and the youth sector.
It presented a unique opportunity to connect young people with the youth sector to gain valuable insight into program planning, policies, allow for development opportunities and receive feedback.
The Chief Minister's Round Table of Young Territorians (Round Table) is a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government. The Round Table consists of 16 members who are aged 15 to 25 years who are appointed yearly. Round Table members are representative of the geographic, cultural and ethnic diversity in the Northern Territory.
The Round Table is your chance to get involved and have your views heard by the Minister for Young Territorians about issues that interest or affect you.
National Youth Week (NYW) is an annual event held around April each year in every Australian State and Territory. In the Northern Territory it has become our largest celebration of Youth allowing young people to get involved, have fun and participate in loads of events and activities.
The theme for NYW has always been to celebrate and recognise the value of all young Australians to their communities. All NYW activities aim to reflect this theme and encourage the participation of young Australians in this annual event.
Do you need funding for an innovative event, program or project that engages young Territorians aged 12 to 25 years? If so, the Office of Youth Affairs may be able to help make your idea happen!
The Office of Youth Affairs manages the Youth Engagement Grants Program. The program engages young Territorians through a variety of drug and alcohol free entertainment and youth development and leadership programs.
The Office of Youth Affairs provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 24 years.