WA Aboriginal Youth Conference - Monday 29 April 2024 

This event is exclusively for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Youth aged 16 to 29 years.

Registrations have now closed.

The WA  Aboriginal Youth Conference - We are the Change - Breaking the Barriers, is an exclusive one-day event for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth to learn, speak up and discuss important issues in our Communities and how to move forward. This conference was established to support, network and provide information for delegates and the wider youth community. It also provides an opportunity for personal and professional development and connection with other like-minded young people.

Our young people are our future and that's why we strive to make the day as engaging and fun as possible in a safe environment. Ranging from interactive workshops to Q&A panel discussions with experts, the day will be one for young Aboriginal people from all walks of life.

Around 80-100 youth attend the Conference.

An Exhibition is held concurrently with the Youth Conference. Exhibitors are generally those offering career pathways and education or providing products and services to the Sector. 

Who Should Attend?

The target audience for delegates include: Youth working in health and related industries, high school students, University and TAFE students, Youth displaying leadership in their Communities and Youth from rural and remote Aboriginal Communities. 

Attendees must be pre-registered. Unfortunately walk-up registrations on the day are not permitted.

What Does it Cost?

There is no cost for eligible youth to attend the Youth Conference.

What's Included?

  • Youth Conference Sessions on Monday 29 April 2024
  • Youth Conference Polo
Access to the State Sector Conference on Wednesday 1 May and Thursday 2 May 2024 is not included but can be purchased separately.

Youth Conference Travel Scholarships (Travel Scholarships have now closed)

With the generous support of Lotterywest, financial assistance is available to enable young people from regional and remote areas to travel to the Conference. A Travel Scholarship will cover the cost of travel (flights or coach/train fare), accommodation and an allowance for meals whilst travelling.

To be eligible for a Youth Conference Travel Scholarship, you must:
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  • be minimum 18 years of age and maximum 29 years of age as at 29 April 2024;
  • be residing in a regional town or remote Community in Western Australia;
  • be currently working in the health sector OR have an interest in the health and wellbeing of Youth and/or your Community;
  • have not received any other financial assistance to fund your attendance at the Conference;
  • be willing to share your Conference learnings with your Community; and
  • be physically present at the Conference on Monday 29 April 2024 for the entire day.

Note: unfortunately high school students are not eligible for the Youth Conference Travel Scholarship.

**Registrations for the 2024 WA Aboriginal Youth Conference have now closed**

Youth Program Enquiries: 
Kaedisha Westberg - AHCWA Youth Program Coordinator 

Contact Us


Aboriginal Health Council of WA

450 Beaufort Street 

Highgate WA 6003


(08) 9227 1631