Services for Young People

City of Darwin recognises our community's young people as diverse, dynamic and requiring specialised support, and has set the span of its youth services though its Youth Strategy: Young Darwin 2016 - 2021.

Council is committed to facilitating genuine youth participation opportunities and since the adoption of its first Youth Strategy in 2000, all youth events supported by Council have been planned, hosted and delivered exclusively by young people for young people. Under the Youth Services banner, Council convenes the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and the LAUNCH youth events team, two mechanisms through which young people can actively participate in shaping their community.

City of Darwin's Youth Services team also coordinates production of two youth specific publications:

  • Youth Services Directory - a resource for youth sector workers that can be downloaded or obtained as a hard copy from Council and
  • Youth Infomation Card - a free pocket-size card listing local youth support organisations that is produced and distributed to all students and youth service providers in the Darwin area.

For further information, enquiries regarding Council's youth publications or to join the projects on offer please contact Council's Youth Engagement Officer on 8930 0635, email youthprojects@darwin.nt.gov.au or visit LAUNCH.