Welcome to Youth Fest: celebrating all young Victorians

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The Victorian Government acknowledges Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past and present.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a month-long celebration that highlights the remarkable contributions and achievements of young people?

Look no further than the Victorian Youth Fest, which returns across the state this September! This exciting celebration will shine a spotlight on the vibrant energy and creativity of young people while providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

With thanks to over $220,000 in funding, 111 organisations will be hosting youth-led events and activities across the Victoria during Youth Fest.

From career workshops, talent shows, film festivals and networking events, there’s something for everyone.

Check out what’s happening in your area today!

Youth Fest 2023 event map

Discover your ultimate guide to all events across Victoria.

Youth Fest 2023: A new chapter

Previously Victorian Youth Week, this program underwent a transformation in 2022, giving birth to the new and improved Youth Fest.

This transition was fuelled by feedback received from previous grant recipients. The goal was clear: to create an environment where youth-focused and youth-led events could flourish, irrespective of the challenges posed by the pandemic.

A Celebration that spans September

The essence of Youth Fest lies not just in its name but in its structure. Following its success in 2022, we extend the celebration beyond a single week to encompass the entire month of September.

By doing so, we respond to the aspirations of local councils, schools, community organisations and young people alike, allowing events to unfold across both school terms and school holidays.


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Contact us

Office for Youth

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000