Youth Activities & Events

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Youth Week


Youth Week is an annual celebration of the positive contributions that young people make in communities across Australia. Here is the MidCoast it’s the perfect time to recognise our young people through a range of events and activities that celebrate their talents, their energy and the enthusiasm they inject into our local community.

As a joint State and Local Government initiative, Youth Week provides a forum for people aged 12-24 to share their ideas and views, talk about the stuff that matters, act on issues that affect them and come together to have some fun.

Youth Week 2020 will run from 1-9 April and there are a variety of events and activities currently being planned for the week. To stay up to date with Youth Week on the MidCoast make sure you’re following MidCoast Youth on Facebook!

Youth Week Photography Exhibition

Speak up. Be involved. Get Connected. Have fun

To celebrate Youth Week 2020 Council will be partnering with the Manning Regional Art Gallery to host an exhibition showcasing some of the amazing young photographers that call the MidCoast region home. Entry is simple:

  1. Take a photo that captures one aspect of the Youth Week theme "Speak up. Be involved. Get connected. Have fun"
  2. Upload the photo to our submission portal and add a short description of how it represents the theme.
  3. Complete your personal details
  4. Hit the "Submit' button

Submissions will close at 11pm (AEDT), Sunday 22 March 2020.

*Entrants must reside in the MidCoast Council Local Government Area and be between the ages of 12-24 years old at the commencement of Youth Week 2020 (1 April 2020). 

Click here for the full Terms & Conditions(PDF, 112KB) .

Live n Loud

Next event: Check back in 2020 for new dates and info. 


See "Summerfest" tab below.


Next event: Check back in 2020 for information of this great event


Summerfest is our annual outdoor youth music festival and is the culmination of the Live n Loud events throughout the year. The event gives a variety of artists who have performed at Live n Loud the opportunity to play on a larger outdoor stage in front of a wider community audience.

Traditionally held at Harry Bennet Park, Taree, Summerfest is a drug and alcohol free event that is fully supervised. Funding support for Summerfest is provided by Indent NSW.

For event details and updates on Summerfest make sure you are following the MidCoast Youth Facebook page.