Queensland Youth Week (QYW) is an annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to Queensland communities.

In 2021 the week will be held from 10 to 18 April and many councils and local organisations are offering lots of fun activities for young people to participate in some of which you can see in our events calendar.

This year, we’re asking young people what they want for a future Queensland and what their ideas are to achieve their vision. The Speak Out series will host three face-to-face events across Queensland.

Queensland Youth Strategy

In 2017 we released the Queensland Youth Strategy following the largest youth consultation ever undertaken for a Queensland strategy. Over 1,200 young people told us what was important to them.

From that feedback we developed 4 Building Blocks which form the heart of the strategy:

  1. supporting our most vulnerable young people
  2. housing
  3. healthy futures
  4. educating into employment.

Young people also told us they want to continue to have input into matters that affect them. We launched the Youth eHub in 2017 as a platform for young people to engage with government.