There’s more to see and do in Brisbane for young people

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From curated events, festivals and outdoor adventures to free or low-cost rehearsal and meeting spaces, there’s more to see and do than ever before for Brisbane’s younger residents.

Are you ready to party?

Youth Week kicks off with a bang on 3 April with a stellar line-up of more than 60 activities and events happening across the city.

Catch a CityCat or grab a bus and head to Eat Street Northshore to catch The QUBE Effect 2019 live shows from 12-14 April. For less than the cost of a flat white, you can see 24 of Brisbane’s brightest new music acts on stage over three days. Make a night of it while discovering a new jam and enjoying a feast of inspired street food.

Celebrate the annual Queer spectacular Queeriosity, create Insta-worthy memories at the Colour Fun Run in Inala, explore new career paths at GenYOU Inspire, and find a new look when Suitcase Rummage comes to town to round out your Youth Week.

You can also help behind the scenes by volunteering at this year’s event. Register your interest by emailing Council's Youth team.

Chillout, learn a new skill

Energy to burn or wanting to learn a new hobby? Council has hundreds of free and low-cost activities for young people, from fishing, soccer, skateboarding, cooking classes and music production workshops, all available in our Chillout program.

If you’re more inclined to learn from the pages of great minds, our 33 libraries are home to more than one million books, e-books, magazines and more. And if you want to learn the difference between Scratch and Python or bring your own game idea to life, Coder Dojo might be the thing for you. Keep your eyes peeled for the next round of classes!

Make your voice heard!

Head to Visible Ink Youth Hub in Fortitude Valley to explore new ideas, access resources, connect with community partners and contribute to a better Brisbane. From getting your zine up and running, taking part in Council’s VI:Enterprise program or gaining experience in our Developing Artist In Residence program – Visible Ink is your go-to youth hub.

If you have a desire to share ideas affecting young people, and are in Year 10, you could be what the Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC) needs. As part of the LMYAC, students are able to identify issues and engage with each other in a public forum, where they are encouraged to provide feedback and opinions about Council policies, local laws, services and programs that affect young people.

Who knows, it could be the launch pad that sees you running for PM in 2039!

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Last updated:24 October 2019
Topics: things to do