OYA helps young Territorians keep informed and actively involved in making things happen in their community.
OYA's key programs are Youth Engagement Grants, the Northern Territory Youth Round Table (Round Table), Northern Territory Youth Week (NTYW), Youth Policy and Regional Youth Services.
There have been lots of changes to how we work, travel and interact with one another that have been made to help protect you, your friends and family, and the community as much as possible from coronavirus or “COVID-19”.
We now have rules handed down by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments about social distancing and border controls that have meant many events have been cancelled and travel has been banned. There’s a good chance these changes have already affected you in your daily life.
All these strategies are designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 so you and other Australians are safe and healthy.
The dedicated Northern Territory Government coronavirus website should be the first place you go to get information, including details of how the changes will affect you. You can also call the national coronavirus hotline on 1800 020 080.
If the topic of COVID-19 has you or your friends feeling stressed, overwhelmed or worried please check out these following resources:
If you ever feel unable to cope because of overwhelming or intense emotion, ask for help straight away.
Northern Territory Youth Week (or NTYW) is an annual celebration of young people across the Territory and features a range of fun and exciting activities from the 14-24 April 2020.
The Office of Youth Affairs is located in Territory Families. The office provides a whole-of-government approach to policy priorities for young people aged 12 to 25 years and develops effective communication links between young people, Government and the wider community.
The office supports initiatives that improve young Territorians’ personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and assists them to reach their goals. In addition, the office supports events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities for young Territorians.
The Office of Youth Affairs believes that the following principles should underpin any program or service that is developed for young Territorians:
Our main clients and stakeholders include:
We know that most people like to go straight to the source, so if you’d like to know more about the Office of Youth Affairs you can contact us in any of the following ways: