WA Youth Awards 2017

The WA Youth Awards were established in 1999 to recognise young Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years for their achievements and contributions to the community.

Meet the winners

Catalyst Youth Summit 2017

The Catalyst Youth Summit is an initiative organised by young people for young people.

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Hong Kong International Youth Exchange Program

The Western Australian Minister for Youth, Hon Peter Tinley MLA, the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) are offering twelve young Western Australians aged between 18 and 25 years the opportunity to participate in an exchange program between Hong Kong and Western Australia in October 2017.


YACWA’s 2017 ‘State of the Youth Sector’ Forum Final Report

The State of the Youth Sector Forum (the Forum), held on 14 November 2017, had over 70 attendees in leadership positions across the youth sector from across the state. This report was compiled based on the feedback from all the Forum attendees.


YACWA Annual Report 2017

YACWA Acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as the Traditional Custodians of this land and its waters. We wish to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal People seeing this message. View our highlights from 2016-2017 here.

YACWA is a united, independent and active advocate for the non-government youth sector and young people.

Focusing on young people’s varied needs at local, State and Federal Government level, YACWA works to engender and enhance positive community attitudes towards young people. Our work is guided by the values of respect, equity, integrity and the celebration of diversity.

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