National Youth Week 2017

The Youth Week program for Cairns has arrived!

National Youth Week, 31 March-9 April 2017

Youth Week is all about celebrating the contribution of our local young people, and giving you an opportunity to have fun, meet new people and HAVE YOUR SAY about things that are important to you!

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Check out these awesome events, workshops and activities for people aged 12-25 years at a venue near you.

For up-to-date information about each event, and to 'share' and 'like' visit the Cairns Youth Facebook Page.


Pasifika Youth Games & Youth Expo
Saturday 1 April
PCYC Edmonton, Walker Road
Hosted by Pacific Communities Council & PCYC Edmonton

Swim, Surf & Splash Party
Sunday 2 April
Tobruk Pool
Hosted by headspace Cairns

*** CANCELLED ***  Wellbeing & Kulture Festival  (unfortunately event has been cancelled due to wet weather)
Wednesday 5 April
Wuchopperen Manoora
Hosted by Wuchopperen & Department of Education and Training

*** POSTPONED ***  Youth Week Skate Jam   (Unfortunately, event has been POSTPONED due to wet weather) - Check back for new date!
Saturday 8 April 
Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach
Hosted by FNQFRSA

Hip Hop Celebrations
Saturday 8 April

  • 12.30-5pm - Cypher Hip Hop dance workshops - view session types and times ( PDF, 0.74 MB )
  • 6-9pm - Creativity with a Purpose Party
    Hop hop dance, spoken word, fashion, drama, music and technical arts.
    This event will start with a showcase followed by mentoring workshops in various areas of Creative Arts with the finale being a celebration event. Crosswell Hall, Cairns High School, Grafton Street. Contact Dulcie Pensio, Cairns PCYC Youth/Community Support Officer, on 0428 293 176 or email

Workshops & Activities

Hip Hop Dance Workshops
Saturday 8 April 
Workshops from 12.30pm - view session types and times ( PDF, 0.74 MB )
Cresswell Hall, Cairns High
Hosted by PCYC Cairns

Virtual reality and robotics with JCU (Ages 13+)
Friday 7 April 
Smithfield Library
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Robotics & coding
Wednesday 5 April 
Earlville Library
Bookings essential ph 4044 3766
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Robotics – Ozobots for beginners
Thursday 6 April 
City Library
Bookings essential ph 4044 3720
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Cairns Youth

Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years make up almost 20 per cent of the Cairns population. That is more than 31,000 people or one in every five people in Cairns (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015).

Cairns Regional Council supports youth initiatives in the Cairns area through working with local service providers, community groups and young people.  Council is committed to meaningful engagement with the community to improve outcomes and the future of Cairns for young people.

Council encourages the voice of young people and representatives from local services to provide advice and ideas about how to make Cairns a great place for youth.

Local schools and services

To locate schools in the region, please visit

Cairns has a number of local youth services and other organisations that support young people. If you are seeking information about a specific service in the Cairns region, please contact 4044 3095 or email

Last updated: 07 April 2017