Youth Conference

Monday 17 October 2022 
National Convention Centre, Canberra

The National Youth Conference will bring together up to 100 youth from around Australia to gain experience and exposure to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sector on a national level. During the conference the youth will engage in discussion, share their experience and learn from other peers from across the country. The conference will allow the youth to learn about informing policy, influencing change and provide a pathway so their voices are heard and represented by NACCHO throughout the sector.

NACCHO Youth Conference 2019 | Darwin, NT

The central focus of the NACCHO Youth Conference Healthy youth, healthy future is on building resilience. For thousands of years our Ancestors have shown great resolve thriving on this vast continent. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who make up 54% of our population, now look to the example set by generations past and present to navigate ever-changing and complex social and health issues.  Healthy youth, healthy future provides us with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of importance to us, our families and communities, and to take further steps toward becoming tomorrow’s leaders.

Key note speakers included:

  • Marlee Silva – Tiddas 4 Tiddas
  • Brooke Blurton – Youth Support Worker
  • Brendan Dunn – Coalition of Peaks
  • Oliver Tye – NACCHO
  • Dr Mangatjay McGregor – Royal Darwin Hospital


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