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Youth Week

Youth Week 2017 is the single largest celebration for young people across Australia between 12 and 25 years of age. Get involved in the week of events from 31 March to 9 April.

Check out what is happening in Newcastle.

 Newcastle event guide (pdf)

The theme for this Youth Week is Get involved, be heard, make a difference.  Youth Week in Newcastle is supported by grants made available by Newcastle Youth Council.

Newcastle Youth Council

Newcastle Youth Council is a Strategic Advisory Committee of Newcastle City Council and provides an opportunity for young people to participate in an organisation that recognises the importance of giving young people a forum to discuss and provide input into local community issues.

Newcastle Youth Council (NYC) provides an opportunity for young people aged between 15 and 25 to provide strategic advice to Council.

The Youth Council aims to:

  • Reflect the interests of young people
  • Raise awareness on issues affecting young people
  • Organise activities in which young people can participate
  • Provide an advisory group for organisations wishing to develop programs and activities for young people
  • Allow for interaction between people with diverse interests and backgrounds.

The Youth Council provides an opportunity for young people to develop leadership skills through planning youth initiatives and staging events during Youth Week each year.

Youth Council Meetings start at 5pm and finish at 7pm. Meetings are held at Newcastle Regional Library, First Floor Theatrette.

Please contact Council's Community Planner on 02 4974 2061 or email Newcastle Youth Council if you would like to join.

Meeting Dates 2017

All meetings are 2 hours from 5pm - 7pm. Light snacks are provided.
  • Thursday 16 March
  • Wednesday 5 April
  • Thursday 11 May
  • Tuesday 6 June
  • Wednesday 5 July
  • Thursday 10 August
  • Tuesday 5 September
  • Wednesday 11 October

There is always an adult in attendance. For more information please email Newcastle Youth Council at

Newcastle At Night

NYC developed a discussion paper to support Newcastle City Council (NCC) Night Time Economy Discussion Paper (2013). NYC carried out research of over four hundred people aged 12 to 26. The analysis of results highlighted a general lack of safety felt by young people in Newcastle's Central Business District (CBD). This paper makes a range of practical recommendations to improve young people's sense of safety in the CBD, including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) initiatives.

 Newcastle at Night - Young people and Night Time Economy (pdf)

Application to become a member of Newcastle Youth Council

Applicant details
Selection criteria
Applicant Acknowledgement
I declare the information contained in my application is true and correct, and I understand that:

1. The information in my application will be used to consider my membership
2. I have read and understood the Newcastle Youth Council Committee Charter
3. I will contribute to the committee for the benefit of all people within The City of Newcastle
Parent / Guardian consent
I am the legal guardian of the above named person and I consent to them becoming a potential member of the Newcastle Youth Council.

Privacy Statement

Newcastle City Council is committed to protecting your privacy. We take reasonable steps to
comply with relevant legislation and Council's Provacy Management Plan. We will only use your personal information for the purpose of assessing your application for membership to Newcastle Youth Council. If your application is incomplete membership will not be granted. Your information will be stored in an
electronic database and will only be available to Community Planning Officers. Your information
can be checked for accuracy by calling (02) 4974 2000.