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Theme for 2017

ACYF Festival 2017

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of thousands of young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and was first held in Melbourne in December, 2013. 
The ACYF exists to:
  • Provide young people with opportunities to be empowered to be disciples of Jesus in the world today
  • Strengthen young people’s relationship with Jesus and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia
  • Provide a high quality formative and experiential opportunity for young Catholics to encounter Jesus Christ, in the context of the Catholic Church in Australia
  • Listen to and discuss the issues and challenges in the lives of young Catholics in Australia
  • Provide young people with local examples and connections of vocations, social action, liturgy and prayer, catholic music and catechesis.
The upcoming festival will take place from Thursday 7 December until Saturday 9 December, 2017 in Sydney. It has been announced that the 2017 ACYF will take the theme of the Year for Youth.
Young people from Year 9 (in 2017) to young adults up to 25 years of age are invited to the event. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are interested in attending this incredible event please email