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Services for Young People

We recognise our community's young people as diverse, dynamic and requiring specialised support, and have set the direction of our youth services through our Youth Strategy: Young Darwin 2016 - 2021.

AFL School Holiday Clinic, a partnership between City of Darwin, AFL NT and Headspace

We are committed to facilitating genuine youth participation opportunities and since the adoption of our first Youth Strategy in 2000, all youth events supported by Council have been planned, hosted and delivered by young people for young people. Under the Youth Services banner, Council convenes the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and LAUNCH youth programs as two mechanisms through which young people can actively participate in shaping their community.

Download Young Darwin 2016 - 2021

Download the Young Darwin Executive summary

City of Darwin Youth Charter

Whilst the delivery of our youth programs is framed by our Youth Strategy, Council's broader service delivery to young people is supported by our Youth Charter. The Charter provides a set of guiding principles to Council employees, Aldermen and the wider community and highlights Council’s commitment to working with young people as valued community members.

The Youth Charter was developed by our Youth Advisory committee and includes:

  • four values statements which outline our assumptions about who young people are and their capacity to contribute to community life and
  • nine principles which articulate our commitments when working with and providing services to young people.

Youth Information Card

Our team also produces a Youth Information Card annually. It is available in hard copy (see contact details below) or you can download a digital version here:

Youth Information Card

a free pocket-size card listing local youth support organisations that is produced and distributed to schools and youth service providers in the Darwin area.

Our Community Services Directory is your one-stop shop for support services in Darwin. You can use it to search for youth and other community services.


Our four libraries offer a range of services, programs and materials to young people. For those looking for somewhere to study, we have an impressive online database and our members have access to ebooks and emagazines. Need somewhere to get online? Our libraries offer 1GB of daily free wifi - and you can borrow PCs, laptops and iPads whilst you're there. Printing and photocopying is also available at a low cost.

If you love writing, flex your writing muscles and enter the annual Young Territory Author Awards for a chance to win $500! The competition is open to all Territorians aged up to 18 years old (inclusive).

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More Information

For information and enquiries regarding Council's youth publications or the projects on offer please contact the Youth Engagement Officer at City of Darwin

08 8930 0300

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Last modified 
22 Jul 2019

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