Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) prepares to celebrate Youth Week 2024, with exciting events happening in Dubbo and Wellington for young people aged between 12 – 24 years old.

Youth Week 2024 will be celebrated between 11 – 21 April 2024, with this year’s theme being Express. Empower. Get loud!

Council’s Youth Development Officer Charmaine Mara said Youth Week 2024 allows the community to celebrate the contributions all our young people make to the region.

“Our young people play a vital role in the community.”

“They help contribute to our great region, and we want to celebrate that. We’d love to see all our young people at one, or all, of the events that are happening,” Ms Mara said. 

Dubbo Regional Council’s Youth Council have played an integral part in organising the events for Youth Week this year, working with staff to make sure there is something for everyone during the week.

“The Youth Council assisted in the planning and coordination of the Youth Week Events, and we can’t thank them enough,” Ms Mara said.

To become a member, contact the Youth Development Officer on 02 6801 4000, or visit the Dubbo Regional Council website and select the ‘Community Committees’ tab.

The following events will be happening across the region:

  • Art Live: On Tour - The National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) first Art Live: On Tour youth event will take over the Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) for one night on Friday 12 April 2024. The after dark event will allow attendees to explore the National Gallery of Australia’s exhibition The 4th Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony, take part in a clay pod making workshop with K/Gamilaroi artist Penny Evans and listen to the electrifying beats of local artists ELVE, The Crew and Riley & Ah-See. Free event, bookings essential.
  • Aussie FMX Motor Cross Stunt Show (Dubbo and Wellington) - Aussie FMX is a Freestyle Motocross production, showcasing talented Australian freestyle motocross riders who specialise in performing action packed shows. Aussie FMX will leave young people in awe as Australia’s top riders turn themselves upside down and inside out as they perform the most spectacular stunts in freestyle motocross. Aussie FMX will perform on Wednesday 17 April at Rygate Park in Wellington from 10am – 12pm. Free event, bookings essential. Tickets for the Dubbo show have been exhausted.
  • Family Fun Day Dubbo – Join in on the fun with a free sausage sizzle, soft serve ice cream, information stalls, games corner (including League Tag), photo booth, music, face painting, multicultural dancers & fashion show, bubble soccer, and lots more. Thursday 18 April at Victoria Park Ovals from 11am – 2pm.
  • Family Fun Day Wellington – Join in on the fun with a free sausage sizzle, soft serve ice cream, information stalls, games corner (including League Tag), photo booth, music, face painting, bubble soccer, and lots more. Tuesday 23 April at Rygate Park from 11am – 2pm.

To book your spot at Art Live: On Tour and the Aussie FMX Moto Cross Stunt Shows, please visit

The Youth Week 2024 events are supported by the NSW Government’s Department of Communities & Justice, Rod Pilon Transport, Dubbo Dirt Bike Club, Wellington Information & Neighbourhood Services, and Communities For Children. 

Last Edited: 10 Apr 2024

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