Youth Week

Youth Week
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Youth Week aims to acknowledge and celebrates the positive contributions made by young people in our community. Youth Week canterbury bankstown Youth Week aims to acknowledge and celebrates the positive contributions made by young people in our community. Youth Programs

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What is ‘spark’?

Spark is our theme for Youth Week. Ignite your spark by having fun, learning and making your voice heard.

National Youth Week

National Youth Week is an annual event celebrating young people across Australia. Youth Wee​k in NSW aims to acknowledge and celebrate the positive contributions made by young people in our community.

The Youth Week theme for 2018 is 'Unity through Diversity'. We celebrate it here in Canterbury-​Bankstown by inviting our youth to take part in a range of different activities and events. In 2018, Youth Week takes place from 13 April to 22 April, and our City has plenty to offer.

2018 Program of Events

Friday 13 April     

Freedom Writers Mural

Greenacre Area Community Centre, 87 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre

A design, paint and mural launch party.
For 12-25 year olds.
9790 3406

Saturday 14 April     

3v3 Basketball Comp

Bankstown PCYC
55 Meredith St, Bankstown

Includes DJ, BBQ lunch, 3 point shooting competition and prizes for the winning team.
9796 1287

Monday 16 April     

Skate Party at the Roundabout

6:00 – 9:00pm
Roundabout Youth Centre, 104 Carlingford St, Sefton

Get your roller skates on and get ready to dance!
Free entry, skate hire, lucky door prizes and food included
For 12-18 year olds.
9644 9436

* Entry requires parent/guardian consent for those under 16 years

Monday 16 April     

Inspire Workshops

Belmore Youth Resource Centre, 3/38 Redman Parade, Belmore

Design your own T shirts and enjoy some snacks and a chat.
For 12-18 year olds.
9784 2810

Tuesday 17 April     

Amazing Race

Starting at Bankstown PCYC, 55 Meredith St, Bankstown

In teams of 4, complete challenges and activities across the City which will put your mind and body to the test!
Free lunch and T-shirt included.
For 15-24 year olds.

Register now at

Wednesday 18 April     

Survival of the Fittest

Belmore Sports Ground, 3 Edison Lane, Belmore

Grab some friends and join us for some team games including volleyball, Oz tag, and cross fit fun. Prizes for the winning teams.
For 12-18 year olds.
9796 1193

Thursday 19 April     

Stronger Families, Stronger Communities Festival

Paul Keating Park, Bankstown

A family festival with free activities, Minute to win it games, and more!
9796 1561


Writing Competition Launch

6:00 - 8:00pm
Bankstown Arts Centre Theatre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown

We’re bringing back the top winners from the past decade and publishing them all in one book. Winners of the 2018 writing competition will also be announced.
9707 9605

Friday 20 April     

Spark Fest

3:00 – 8:00pm
Paul Keating Park, Bankstown

Live entertainment | Food | Unlimited free rides | Free Glow in the dark T-shirts and sticks | Bubble Soccer
All ages welcome.
9707 9605

Sunday 22 April     

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - Movie under the Stars

Bankstown Memorial Park, Bankstown

Bring your blankets and enjoy free food, henna, fairy floss and popcorn.
All ages welcome.
9718 9848


Enter our Amazing Race Now

9:30am Tuesday, 17 April 2018, starting at Bankstown PCYC

The Amazing Chase is an adventure challenge combining communication and teamwork in a race against others. In teams of 4, you will receive clues to complete challenges across Canterbury Bankstown with great prizes to be won!

To participate, you can register as an individual or team.

Limited spots available for youth aged 15-25 years. Registrations close 4 April 2018.

Amazing Race terms and conditions

How to enter

You can enter online or email your submission to


Get involved

If you want to join our youth planning committee to have your say about what happens throughout the week, we'd love to hear from you. Contact or call 9718 9848 to find our when the next youth meeting is being held.

Many of our events also rely on the support and assistance of community volunteers. All volunteers who sign up to assist throughout the week will receive training, a free youth week t-shirt and a certificate. Volunteer registrations will open early March.

To get involved this year, please email or call 9707 9605 for more information.