What's Up West? 2019



What's Up West? Is a biennale event organised by young people for young people. A platform created by Youth Action NSW, over two action-packed days hundreds of young people from Greater Western Sydney will come together in Parramatta to be inspired and learn skills to change their life, their community and the world.  

2019’s theme was 'OUR TIME IS NOW!' and looked at ways to empower young people, exploring the connections, diversity and liveability of Western Sydney, while participating in interactive sessions and learning life skills in practical groups.   


Watch the video from What's Up West? 2019 Our Time Is now!




  • Hear directly from inspirational young leaders who saw a need in the world and acted on that!
  • Learn how to advocate for what you believe in and get skilled-up to create change in your own community and the world!
  • Find out about volunteering opportunities to make a real, lasting difference in your community!
  • Learn real-life practical skills like managing your cash and taking care of your medical records!
  • and SO MUCH MORE!!

An added plus is that you’ll be connected with Youth Action and get access to further training to make Greater Western Sydney and New South Wales a great place for all young people! 

What's Up West?, is a platform created by Youth Action designed for young people by young people.

Proudly supported by:

City of Parramatta Council

When:  October 31 - November 1, 2019

Time:    9.30am-2.30pm (registration from 8.30am) 

Where: Novotel Parramatta - 350 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150  

Who: All young people from Greater Western Sydney are invited to attend. The event is targeted at (but not limited to) students in years 9-12 who are interested in social justice, personal development and overcoming community challenges.  

Cost: FREE! We'll provide lunch for all attendees and can help with transport if required.   


Need help with transport? 

We know public transport in Western Sydney needs heaps of improvement, that's why we're doing our best to organise free buses to help you get to and from the conference. Click here for more info or to register for a bus to come to your school.


Want to attend WUW2019 but your school isn't currently registered?

If you're a student who wants to come to WUW2019 but your school isn't attending, click here for a document to help you start the conversation with your teacher or principal.


Get in touch!  

For more information or to join our conference mailing list email [email protected] or call (02) 8354 3700. 

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