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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.

Last year's QYW (QYW20) - held 1 to 9 April 2020 - was impacted by the public safety response to COVID-19, but we were thrilled that we could continue to promote the message that young people are doing incredible work in the community.

The theme for QYW20 was Yeah the youth!. The theme was a call to friendship, strength and unity between young people and a celebration of who they are and what they offer to our great state.

Find out about the winner and runners-up of our artwork competition. Congratulations to 16 year-old North Ipswich artist Hanna Jones, who was awarded the top prize! Hanna's artwork was featured in all promotional materials for QYW20 across the state.

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.