What is the Festival?

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) is a national gathering of Catholic young people established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. It exists to provide young people with opportunities to deepen their relationship with Jesus, be empowered to be disciples in the world today and encounter and celebrate the vitality of the Church in Australia. The first Festival was held in Melbourne, Decemeber 2013. In 2015 young people are invited to attend the Festival hosted by the Archdiocese of Adelaide.


Who is the Festival for?

Young people from year 9 (in 2015) to young adults 25 years of age are invited to the event.  Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

The Festival is aiming to gather over 3000 young people from around Australia.

When and where is the Festival?

The Festival will take place from Thursday December 3rd until Saturday December 5th, 2015.

The Festival will be held in Adelaide. The majority of the Festival will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the banks of the River Torrens, (accessed from North Terrace). Across the city, a short tram ride or walk, St Francis Xavier Cathedral will also provide a place of pilgrimage for young people.

Are you interested?

Catholic Youth Ministry Perth is coordinating a group of leaders and young people to travel to Adelaide this December. If you are interested and want to join us fill in this FORM and return to us by Aug 3.

Click here for the official Australian Catholic Youth Festival Website.

Watch this short clip of young people from Perth that went to ACYF in Melbourne in 2013.




Delegates from Perth at the 2013 ACYF in Melbourne

Delegates from Perth at the 2013 ACYF in Melbourne


CYM and Perth participants in 2013.