Join us for the 2022 Youth Work Conference and Awards!

Youth Work Conference 17-18 Nov 2022

We are very excited to open registrations for “Learn, Act, Celebrate” to be held at the Australian Theatre for Young People's beautiful new venue at Sydney Harbour. We look forward to being able to network and learn together in person this year.

We listened to the Youth Sector about what you would like to hear more about, and arranged the following professional development sessions.

Day 1 will have a series of panels and sessions on: The role of youth voice and rights-based programming, evidence-based practice, showcase of innovation in programming, working better with First Nations organisations, better practice in engaging with young people, legal frameworks for better collaboration, managing growth in your organisation, incorporating advocacy and policy into programming, and community programs and their role in better throughcare for young people.

Day 2 will have a series of in-depth masterclasses on: How to better manage contracts, gender-sensitive training for inclusive practice, how to embed rights-based approaches across your organisational structure and programming, asset-based community development, and sexuality and sexual health.

Date: 17 to 18 November:

  • Day 1: 17 Nov, from 9.00am to 5.00pm

  • Day 2: 18 Nov, from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Location: ATYP, Eora Country, Pier 2/3, Suite 2/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000

Cost: $150 Members, $175 non-Members - includes tea and coffee on arrival, lunch, and afternoon tea.

We have a program for those who require assistance with ticket costs. If you need assistance please contact us via [email protected].

Note that tickets for the Awards and Conference are purchased separately.

Purchase your Conference ticket


Youth Work Awards 17 Nov 2022 evening

Our annual NSW Youth Work Awards will be held at 7pm on 17 November at the Australian Theatre for Young People's beautiful new premises at Sydney Harbour.

The Awards is a great time to celebrate the amazing work the Sector has achieved this year. We hear so often from young people that what makes a real difference in their lives is the worker who cares, and it is important to honour that. The Awards is a fun celebration for everyone to mingle and hear about some of the outstanding achievements across the Sector.

Awards will be given for the following categories: Outstanding Work with Young People from Diverse Cultures, Backgrounds, and Experiences, Outstanding Work with First Nations Young People, Outstanding Work with Regional Young People, Outstanding Use of Data & Evaluation, Outstanding Partnership, Outstanding Youth Participation, NSW Youth Service of the Year, NSW Youth Worker of the Year, NSW Youth Sector Volunteer of the Year, NSW Emerging Youth Worker of the Year, NSW Youth Work Hall of Fame.

Date: 17 November from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Location: ATYP, Eora Country, Pier 2/3, Suite 2/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000

Cost: $80 Members, $100 non-Members - includes drinks and canapés.

Note that tickets for the Awards and Conference are purchased separately.

Purchase your Awards ticket