Month-Long Festival to Celebrate Young Victorians

20 February 2024

The skills and achievements of Victoria’s young people will be on show right across the state later this year at a month-long festival supported by the Allan Labor Government.


Grants of $2,000 are available for sector organisations, local government and schools in Bellarine to partner with Victorians aged 12 to 25 to create a wide variety of youth-specific events.


Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant said funding of $220,000 would be available for up to 110 events that will be designed for and by young Victorians.


Youth Fest kicks off in September, with this investment supporting young people to organise and deliver events, showcase their skills, share ideas, build social connections, and expand their networks.


In 2023, the Youth Fest program funded 111 activities including those focused on art, music, sport and theatre, as well as recreational and community festivals, giving young Victorians the chance to have their voices heard.


Applications are open until 15 March. To apply and to find out more about the grant program, visit


Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant


“The Allan Labor Government is proud to support this wonderful program, giving the young people of Bellarine the opportunity to have their voices heard.”


“Victorian Youth Fest gives the young people in Bellarine the chance to forge connections not only with their peers but also their community, as well as to lead positive change.”