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.


2017: YACWA’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017-2018

This submission will provide a series of recommendations to Government for next year’s budget that builds on members feedback through areas identified in responses to our Members Survey, this consultation paper, and previous areas of YACWAs work.


2016: Federal Budget Overview

YACWA’s overview of the Federal Budget of 2016 and how young people will be affected in the choices made by the government.

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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