Young people in Eastern Metro will participate in Victorian Youth Week to recognise and celebrate the contribution they make to their local community.

Victorian Youth Week runs from 5 to 14 April 2019 and highlights the important role young people play in in our state – giving them a chance to plan, deliver and attend events in their local area.

The Andrews Labor Government has provided more than $220,000 to local community organisations, schools and councils across metropolitan and regional Victoria to support over 130 events during Victorian Youth Week.

Events include art exhibitions, musical performances, cultural celebrations and sporting competitions. All events are delivered in a safe and inclusive environment that is alcohol, drug and smoke-free.

In Eastern Metro, many different organisations are contributing to Youth week, as followed.

  • Box Hill, Love my Body, Organised by Family access network, free
  • Box Hill, Dungeons & Dragons: Skills for life, Organised by Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, free
  • Burwood, Whitehorse Celebrates Victorian Youth Week, Organised by Whitehorse City Council, Free
  • Burwood, Monash “RIPOR” day in, Organised by Ashton School, free
  • Ferntree Gully, Knox Youth Film Festival, Organised by Knox City Council, $5 fee.
  • Ringwood, Maroondah Youth Awards 2019. Organised by Maroondah City Council, Free.

Victorian Youth Week was created after the Turnbull Government scrapped funding for Australia’s largest celebration of young people – National Youth Week – forcing states and territories to go it alone.

In just its second year, Victorian Youth Week is bigger and better than ever, with 69 events planned in metropolitan Melbourne and 62 events in regional Victoria.

Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams will officially launch Victorian Youth Week on Friday at the Labor Government’s annual Youth Summit.

An interactive map of events is available at

Quote attributable to Minister for Youth Gabrielle Williams

“Victorian Youth Week is an important way to acknowledge the achievements of young Victorians and the positive contribution they make to our state every day.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region 

“Young people in Eastern Metropolitan Region can be proud of their creativity, drive and commitment to making our community an even better place to live.”