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Australian Catholic Youth Festival

Australian Catholic Youth FestivalACFY2019             Perth ~ December 2019
  Listen to what the Spirit is saying (Rev2:7)

The next Australian Catholic Youth Festival is being held in Perth WA from Sunday 8th - Tuesday 10th December, 2019.

  • For: Young People from Year 9 to 30yo (in December)
  • Who: More than 5,000 young Catholics from around Australia plus amazing musicians and presenters.
  • Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Theme: Listen to what the Spirit is saying!
  • Travel, accommodation, and registration:  Ballarat Diocese is partnering with Melbourne Archdiocese who are providing all inclusive ACYF packages (airfares, accommodation, meals and Festival registration.) Details and registration at www.cam.org.au/acyf19 Form a parish group or school group and register directly with Melbourne Archdiocese. Cost of packages range from $1690 to $1990 depending on how many days spent in Perth. 

See the program here

ACYF is a powerful experience for young people.

ACYF in 2019 is expensive as it includes flying to Perth.

Parishes and schools are asked to assist young people with fundraising initiatives so they can attend.

For more information please contact Patrick 5337 7160 or patrick.kennedy@ballarat.catholic.org.au

As the largest Catholic gathering in Australia, the ACYF promotes and engages the life and voice of young Catholics, equipping them to live out their faith in the world.

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ACYF Sydney ~ 2017

Around 18,000 young people attended the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in December 2017.  The theme of the Festival was Open new horizons for spreading joy.  The Festival offered a multitude of ways of expressing Catholic faith in an amazing three-day experience.  ACYF was held at Sydney Olympic Park and other nearby venues.     

From the Festival

The Ballarat diocese had a booth at the ACYF Expo based on Amazing Young People of Ballarat and Australia. Flyer here

ACYF 2017 Expo Booth - "Amazing Young People of Ballarat & Australia"

ACYF Group

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

ACYF is hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  The idea of hosting a large national festival grew out of Australia’s involvement in World Youth Days and a wish to gather Australia’s Catholic youth together. It exists to provide young people with opportunities to explore and deepen their faith, to be empowered to be agents of change in the world today, and to encounter and celebrate the diversity and vitality of Catholic faith in Australia.  It also gives the Bishops of Australia the opportunity to hear and meet the young people of Australia. The first Festival was held in Melbourne in 2013 and the second in Adelaide in 2015.  Many young people from Ballarat Diocese, together with Bishop Paul Bird, attended all three events.  

 

ACFY Official Song - Joyful Generation by Tim Hart

 

 

ACYF participants were excited to have Matt Maher perform at the Festival

 

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Ballarat, Victoria 3353