Two young people playing guitars at the 2023 Youth Week busking competition.
LAUNCHED:  The official program for Youth Week 2024 has been released, with a selection of events organsied with young people, for young people aged 12-25 years.


Youth Week is back with another full program!

Published: 22 Mar 2024 11:29am

Wagga Wagga City Council is proud to announce the program for Youth Week 2024: a week-long celebration held in April that is organised with young people, for young people aged 12 to 25 years.

This year, Council looks forward to offering a packed program that has been designed for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to brush up on the basics with Money Boot Camp, test your gaming and imagination skills with Dungeons & Dragons, 'shake it off' to some new Taylor Swift tracks, or show your talent at the Busking Comp, the choice is yours!

Council’s Youth and Community Development Officer Mel Fattore says this annual event is one of the most exciting in the Wagga Wagga community.

“Not only does Youth Week directly represent our local young people and their interests, it also provides them with opportunities to learn for free, access social events to meet and connect with others, and experience fun in their own way,” Ms Fattore said.

A women points to a presentation screen and talks to a group of young participants of the 2023 Youth Week Inclusion Training.

“In 2024, we really wanted to create fun, pop-culturally relevant events and workshops that both excited young people in our community and aligned with their needs.”

Community partners Riverina Community College, PCYC, Kurrajong Recycling, Mission Australia and Anglicare Financial Counselling are returning to provide practical workshops that will help local young people move through life as more informed and resourceful individuals.

Accessibility and inclusion are a key focus, with quiet rooms available at events including Dungeons & Dragons, and the Taylor Swift Album Release Party.

Venues have also been hand-selected for their accessible parking, wheelchair accessible bathrooms and functionality.

Community Development Coordinator Alex Osgood and Youth Development Officer Melissa Fattore on Baylis Street Wagga Wagga where the 2024 Youth Week Busking Competition will be held.
YOUTH TEAM: Community Development Coordinator Alex Osgood and Youth Development Officer Melissa Fattore are excited for the 2024 Youth Week Busking Competition which will be held on Baylis Street outside the Myer storefront.

"Our friendly Community Development Team will be present during all events,” Ms Fattore said.

“Check out our unique program, take note of all our posters around town and be sure to join in the fun. This is an awesome opportunity to see what young people in our community can do!”

2024 Youth Week Program

Highlights include:

  • MONEY BOOT CAMP: Thursday 4 April and Thursday 18 April, 5pm – 6.30pm
  • BUSHFOOD TREASURE HUNT AND FOOD FEAST: Wednesday 24 April, 10am – 12pm
  • BUSKING COMPETION: Saturday 13 April, 10am – 1pm
  • DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Sunday 14 April, 10am – 2pm
  • T-SWIFT ‘Tourtured Poets Department’ ALBUM RELEASE PARTY: Saturday 20 April, 5pm – 8pm
  • RENT IT, KEEP IT: Monday 22 April and Tuesday 23 April, 4.30pm – 6pm

And much more! Check out the full program by clicking the 'find out more' button.