Cairns Youth

The Youth Urban Art Project will run during the Christmas School Holidays at Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach.
Participation is FREE, but you must be 12 years or older*.

The project will see local spaces transformed by young people (aged 12-25 years) through art expression.

The Coastwatcher Park project will be delivered by local professional artist Daniel ‘Wally’ Wallwork and guest artist Kane Maneylaws.

Art & Design Workshops: Learn from professionals!

  • Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 December 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 December 2017, 10.00am-1.00pm

Mural Painting: Leave your mark!

  • Thursday 11 January 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Monday 15 – Friday 19 January 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm

Artwork Celebration: Music, Art, Fun & More!

  • Friday 2 February 2018, 3.30pm-5.30pm

Coastwatcher Park was selected as one of the sites for the project due to its importance to young people. The project will encourage a sense of connection and pride of place for the young people and wider community.

Register here!

This is a Cairns Regional Council and Australian Government initiative. *Terms and Conditions apply.

Cairns National Youth Week Celebrations

There is still time to participate in the youth survey for your chance to WIN PRIZES and HAVE YOUR SAY.

Complete the survey

View the competition Terms and Conditions ( PDF, 0.31 MB ).

If you have any feedback or ideas about what you would like to see during Youth Week in 2018, message via facebook or email us.


Check out these awesome events, workshops and activities for people aged 12-25 years at a venue near you.

For up-to-date information about each event, and to 'share' and 'like' visit the Cairns Youth Facebook Page.


Pasifika Youth Games & Youth Expo
Saturday 1 April
PCYC Edmonton, Walker Road
Hosted by Pacific Communities Council & PCYC Edmonton

Swim, Surf & Splash Party
Sunday 2 April
Tobruk Pool
Hosted by headspace Cairns

*** CANCELLED ***  Wellbeing & Kulture Festival  (unfortunately event has been cancelled due to wet weather)
Wednesday 5 April
Wuchopperen Manoora
Hosted by Wuchopperen & Department of Education and Training

*** POSTPONED ***  Youth Week Skate Jam   (Unfortunately, event has been POSTPONED due to wet weather) - Check back for new date!
Saturday 8 April 
Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach
Hosted by FNQFRSA

Hip Hop Celebrations
Saturday 8 April

  • 12.30-5pm - Cypher Hip Hop dance workshops - view session types and times ( PDF, 0.74 MB )
  • 6-9pm - Creativity with a Purpose Party
    Hop hop dance, spoken word, fashion, drama, music and technical arts.
    This event will start with a showcase followed by mentoring workshops in various areas of Creative Arts with the finale being a celebration event. Crosswell Hall, Cairns High School, Grafton Street. Contact Dulcie Pensio, Cairns PCYC Youth/Community Support Officer, on 0428 293 176 or email

Workshops & Activities

Hip Hop Dance Workshops
Saturday 8 April 
Workshops from 12.30pm - view session types and times ( PDF, 0.74 MB )
Cresswell Hall, Cairns High
Hosted by PCYC Cairns

Virtual reality and robotics with JCU (Ages 13+)
Friday 7 April 
Smithfield Library
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Robotics & coding
Wednesday 5 April 
Earlville Library
Bookings essential ph 4044 3766
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Robotics – Ozobots for beginners
Thursday 6 April 
City Library
Bookings essential ph 4044 3720
Hosted by Cairns Libraries

Keeping connected

Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years make up almost 20 per cent of the Cairns population. That is more than 29,000 people or one in every five people in Cairns (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015).

Cairns Regional Council supports youth initiatives in the Cairns area through working with local service providers, community groups and young people.  Council is committed to meaningful engagement with the community to improve outcomes and the future of Cairns for young people.

Council encourages the voice of young people and representatives from local services to provide advice and ideas about how to make Cairns a great place for youth.

Local schools and services

To locate schools in the region, please visit

What's Happening

Find out what's happening around Cairns for youth on the Youth Events & Activities (YEA) Facebook page

Cairns has a number of local youth services and other organisations that support young people. If you are seeking information about a specific service in the Cairns region, please contact 4044 3095 or email

Last updated: 16 January 2018