Youth Week

NSW Youth Week 2023 - Annual celebration of youth

National Youth Week 2023 will be celebrated in New South Wales from 20-30 April, with a number of exciting events taking place across Randwick City.

This year’s theme is Connect. Participate. Celebrate. It’s an opportunity to have fun and share ideas.

Maroubra local and Gomeroi man Kobie Dee will be bringing his musical talent and love for his community to the South East Block Party at Coral Sea Park to celebrate National Youth Week on Friday 21 April 3pm to 7pm.

Randwick City Council is partnering with Weave Youth & Community Services again this year to bring the community free entertainment, free food and fun activities.

The South East Block Party helps to provide a spotlight for local talent in the Maroubra area. It also provides an opportunity for the community to come together and support each and raise awareness of important issues like mental health.

In addition to the South East Block Party, there will also be some other fun events scattered throughout Youth Week 2023, including: a Skateboarding & Arts Workshop + Jam & Comp with prizes as well as Barbecue at Maroubra Skatepark; Lawn bowls at South Coogee; an Australian Poetry Slam workshop at the library and the heats and final showdown at the Randwick Ritz!

Check below for details, including locations and registration. Spaces are limited for the workshops. Please register early:

Youth week 2022

In 2022 the theme of youth week is ‘It's Up to You'th’.

We are celebrating with a series of events across the Randwick LGA to celebrate and support the diversity and talent of young people. With opportunities to learn new skills, get involved and show off your skills or support others by being part of an audience and contributing to the atmosphere in bringing us all together, more than ever!

Youth Week 2022

Poetry Slam Workshops

Join the audience or sign up to perform at our Poetry Slam heat. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a first-time performer or a spoken word aficionado – just rock up, ready to write down your name and give a breath-taking performance. Great prizes are awaiting the top three performances.

There are brilliant prizes up for grabs for the top performers:
1st Place: Perform at the State Final PLUS, $200 cash
2nd Place: Perform at the State Final PLUS $100 cash
3rd Place: $50 cash

Work with performance coach Mel Ree to create your own performance piece and find new ways to express your ideas. Join in some theatre and writing games to spark your imagination. Mel Ree is a proud member of the Sydney poetry and performance art community featuring at all the major poetry events.

Coogee South Bowls - free school holiday event

  • Wednesday 20 April 2022
  • 10-11am
  • Location - South Coogee Bowling Club
  • Under 13s welcome
  • Numbers are limited so book here

South East Block Party – Together More Than Ever!

Block Party 2022

  • Wednesday 20 April April 2022 
  • 2.30pm - 7pm
  • Location - Arthur Byrne Reserve Maroubra - due to storm damage, please note the new venue
  • Drug & alcohol FREE event

Weave and Randwick City Council, together with Kobie Dee, are throwing a South East Block Party!

A free event to showcase local talent, bring people together and celebrate community while raising awareness of mental health and supporting each other.

Youth week 2019

In 2019 we celebrated Culturefest on Saturday 13 April for Youth week. The theme was Connect, Share, Speak out and Celebrate.

There was live music, rock climbing, bike n blend, pizza, photo booth, challenges, games and giveaways!

Featuring: FBI Radio’s MAYA GLD | SUII X | GLO | HOTDAD | Danielle Lamb

Youth week 2018

In 2018 Youth Week activities were: Culturefest on Sunday 22 April and Pitch to the Mayor on Monday 30 April!

The weather was perfect for a chill-out afternoon at the beach. Charlotte Dunn drew the first crowd with her beautiful voice, followed by the beautiful Saraswati Bali Dancers. Planet smashed it with their awesome inner city sound, whilst Vuli mellowed the afternoon with his Afro-American beats.

Pizza and popcorn were aplenty with smoothies being blended non-stop. Lolly-pong, water pistols and a basketball comp kept some of the crowd busy, a record number of older youths took sexual health surveys whilst others chilled in the deckchairs just enjoying the afternoon!

Monday 30 April: Pitch to the Mayor 

We received your ideas of what a sustainable and inclusive future looks like online. All ideas read by the Mayor and questions and ideas were discussed in the Council Chamber on Monday 30 April 2018 with the Mayor and Councillors.

Sustainability, basketball, nippers and plastics were the hottest topic of discussion at the Pitch to the Mayor event. Young people aged 6 to 26 shared their ideas with the Mayor and Councillors in the Council Chamber. Mayor Shurey was impressed by the passion and dedication to such important ideas and potential solutions communicated by Randwick City youth both online and in person.

Youth Week 2017

The 2017 theme was: 'Get involved! Be Heard! Make a Difference! Randwick City Council hosted Culturefest and an Outdoor Cinema at Heffron Park, Maroubra. Live music, youth volunteer expo, muy thai, yoga and makeup workshops, followed by pizza, bbq and popcorn for an outdoor screening of Zoolander. Despite the change in weather just before the movie, members of the community - young and old enjoyed the experience.
2017 Youth Week

Youth Week 2016

The Youth Advisory Committee planned a busy week of events for Youth Week 2016. Culturefest kicked off the week at Coogee Beach, followed by After School, What's Next? a careers event and a Skate Clinic.

Check out the photos

Youth Week 2015

BANDSLAM 2014 winners Flick the Bean initiated the idea for CultureFEST and worked together with the Youth Advisory Committee, supporting Randwick Council to showcase the City's local young talented artists and musicians.

Streamed live by Bondi Beach Radio, CultureFEST was a day of music, live art, BBQ, beach volleyball, clothing stalls, face painting, games, demonstrations - all from local artists, services and suppliers.

Check out photos of the event on facebook

Last Updated: 19 April 2023
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