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Office of Youth Affairs

The Office of Youth Affairs is located in Territory Families. The office provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 25 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.

Guiding Principles
The Office of Youth Affairs believes that the following principles should underpin any program or service that is developed for young Territorians:

- Respect
- Diversity
- Access
- Empowerment
- Equity
- Co-ordination
- Our Programs and Services

Programs the Office of Youth Affairs coordinates:

- National Youth Week

- Sponsorship of Awards

- Youth Engagement Grants Program

- Northern Territory Youth Round Table

- Youth Policy and Regional Youth services

Our Clients and Stakeholders
Our main clients and stakeholders include:

- Young Territorians;
- The Chief Minister and Minister for Young Territorians;
- Northern Territory Public Sector agencies;
- Non-government organisations, including the youth sector;
- The media; and
- The wider community, including the private sector and individuals that have an interest in the services we provide.