City of Darwin celebrates young people

Media Release - Friday 31 March 2017

City of Darwin is celebrating young people with free events and activities for National Youth Week.

Kicking off today, National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration which recognises young people between the ages of 12-25 years old.

“National Youth Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the value of all young people to our community,” said Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim.

“This week is about listening to the youth of today and acknowledging their contributions to our community.”

City of Darwin’s Youth Team have worked closely with other organisations to create a program of free events in celebration of National Youth Week.

The Lord Mayor is encouraging all young people to get involved!
Street Heat
Saturday 1 April 
Jingili Skate Park, 4.00pm

Come down to Jingili Skate Park for Darwin’s biggest skateboarding competition. Skateboarding Professional Renton Milar will be in Darwin to host the event. There will be BMX, scooter, quad and skateboarding divisions. Free registrations open at 3.30pm and the competition will kick off at 4.00pm.
Couch Surfing
Wednesday 5 April
Parliament House car park, 10.30am – 3.00pm

Anglicare NT and City of Darwin are bringing back couch surfing races. This event celebrates the resilience of young people affected by homelessness on National Youth Homelessness Matters Day. Local services, young people and community members come together and show their support whilst learning about what young people can do when they find themselves or a friend homeless. Come down and cheer on competitors and enjoy some live entertainment.
Get that Job – Become a DJ Workshops
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April
City Library, 3.30pm – 7.30pm

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a DJ? City of Darwin Youth Team and our Libraries are hosting ‘Become a DJ’ workshops for young people aged between 14 – 20 years. Participants will explore everything from track selection to basic beat matching and live performances. Participants will leave with the inspiration and knowledge to DJ at a gig at Happy Yess where they will perform for a live audience on Saturday 8 April. Registrations for the workshop are still open. Go to to book your spot.
Dishing Up Darwin Final Round
Sunday 9 April
Darwin Waterfront from 9am

Come down to the Darwin Waterfront and cheer on the final four contestants of Dishing Up Darwin – a unique cooking competition aimed at aspiring chefs between the ages of 12-25 year olds. The theme of this round is ‘cooking with bush tucker,’ and contestants will be required to create a meal using native ingredients.
The winner will be given the opportunity to present a half hour cooking demonstration at the Territory Taste Festival.
For more information about any of the events visit