Youth Week 2018 kicks off across Dubbo Region


Youth Week 2018 is on across the Dubbo Region from 11-24 April with a big line-up of events including a Cinema Under the Stars to be held in both Dubbo and Wellington.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields said this year’s local theme, Same, Same, Different is how the young organisers have interpreted the wider NSW theme of unity through diversity.

“Youth Week in the Dubbo Region is organised by young people, for young people with the support of Council and a range of agencies and organisations focused on youth services,” Councillor Shields said.

“The events build connections among young people and encourages people to participate in positive community events and experiences,” he said.

“Youth Week in Dubbo is widely regarded as one of the best in the State and by hosting a number of events in Wellington this year Youth Week is reaching out right across the whole LGA,” Councillor Shields said.

Highlights of Youth Week 2018 include the Same-Same-Different Youth Celebration and Cinema Under the Stars in Dubbo on Wednesday 18 April and the Wellington Youth Fun Day on Thursday 19 April and Cinema Under the Stars Wellington on Tuesday 24 April.

Dubbo Regional Council Youth Development Officer, Jason Yelverton said the Dubbo Youth Council have a direct responsibility for planning Youth Week which is one of the reasons it is so successful.

“The Youth Council have worked with organisations such as PCYC Wellington, TAFE Western, Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre and many others to develop a varied and exciting program of events,” Mr Yelverton said.

“All the events are either free or require only a minimal donation or charge so as many people as possible can participate,” he said.

“The range of events also means there is something for all ages,” he said.

View the full program of events here  (PDF 478.9KB) or visit

Media Contact:

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields: 0418 639 053

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement: 02 6801 4000

Last Edited: 11 Apr 2018

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