Steph Cooke

Get Ready To Celebrate Hilltops Youth

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


Hilltops Council urges local youth to get behind the activities designed to celebrate our young people for NSW Youth Week 2024.

Hilltops Council has announced a celebration aimed at empowering the youth of our community and fostering their leadership potential to kick off Youth Week 2024.

Running from April 11 to 21, Youth Week promises an exciting array of events and activities designed to engage, inspire, and uplift our young residents.

This year’s theme, “Express. Empower. Get Loud!” reflects the Council’s commitment to providing young people with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive and make meaningful contributions to society.

From educational workshops to recreational activities, the week-long program highlights of Youth Week 2024 include:

Game Day Gala and Youth Markets

Council will join with PCYC to host a free fun-filled sports day on Saturday, April 13 for youths aged between 12 and 18.

Youth are encouraged to register a team and dress up to compete in several sports.

There will be youth markets running throughout the day, with music, yummy food and prizes to be won.

Youth markets are run by vendors aged between 12 and 24.

Register your market stall with the Council.

Songline Journey on Country

Wiradjuri Elders Aunty Enid and Uncle Keith will guide young people on a journey of cultural discovery on Wiradjuri Country on Monday, April 15.

This event is open to youths 12 years and older.

Register your place.

Centrelink Skills Workshop

The region’s Financial Information Officer and Indigenous Support Officer from Services Australia will host an interactive workshop outlining key information about Centrelink payments, MyGov, superannuation and more.

This free workshop is open to youths between the ages of 12 and 24 years.

Register to secure your spot.

Mental Health Workshops

Wellways will host a free interactive workshop in Harden, Young and Boorowa that provides a safe and supportive space for young people to engage in discussions, learn coping strategies, and access resources to prioritise their mental well-being on Wednesday, April 17.

Youth Music Festival

Hosted by the Cootamundra-Gundagai Council, Cootamundra is holding its first Youth Music Festival with live bands and DJs, food vans, airbrush tattoos and hair styling tents. For youths aged 12 to 18 years.

The bus will stop in Harden, Boorowa and Young, so make sure you grab your friends and go along on Thursday, April 18.

Register for the free festival and bus separately.

Teenage Trade Workshop

Facilitated by Bunnings, this free workshop offers practical, hands-on experience in various trades and vocational skills, equipping youth with valuable knowledge for future career paths is open to youths between 14 to 18 years on Saturday, April 20.

Register to secure your spot.

The Hilltops Council encourages young people to share their experiences throughout Youth Week and join the conversation on social media and tag @hilltopsyouth.

By amplifying youth voices and perspectives, we can continue to create a more inclusive and vibrant community for all.

For more information about Youth Week 2024 and to secure your spot for an event, visit the Council website at

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