Young people celebrate Youth Week

Watch young people rock out 'til dusk

The 2019 Barossa Vintage Festival will include the increasingly popular youth event Busk 'til Dusk which will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 12-5pm at the iconic Coulthard House in Nuriootpa.

Busk 'til Dusk is a musically-focused event for youth aged between 12 and 25 years.

It provides young people with the opportunity to perform to an audience at an accessible location.

The 2019 event will be bigger and better than ever with cash prizes to be won for the best performers across nine categories.

The best solo performer will also receive a recording session with Jamie Bletchynden and the best overall act will receive a recording session at Northern Sound System.

Food will be available for purchase at the event and entry is only gold coin donation.

Registrations are now open on Eventbrite.

Once you have registered you will need to send a sample of your music to Margaret Williams.

For more information (and to send your music sample in) please contact Margaret on 0409 823 412 or email her at

Catch some air under the stars

Have a great night out with your mates at Nite Sk8, a free event for all ages.

Nite Sk8 will take place from 5-10pm on Friday, April 12 at Nuri Skate Park with some awesome free entertainment to celebrate SA Youth Week.

There will be a DJ, photo booth, henna tattoos, a Velcro wall and human hungry hippos. Food vans will be available for a gold coin donation and there will also be a free raffle.

Bring your helmet along and see what tricks you can do, or just enjoy some food and free entertainment, it's up to you.

Security is vital to anti-terrorism

The South Australian UN Conference is an annual weekend-long youth event open to students in Years 10-12.

Run entirely by young people for young people, the conference was an eye-opening, powerful experience on the importance of security systems when dealing with terrorism.

The Barossa Council opened sponsorships up to students at both Faith Lutheran and Nuriootpa High and ended up sponsoring four students from Nuriootpa High as they did not receive any applications from Faith Lutheran.

When the students were asked what they were looking forward to most about the conference Rhys said he was looking forward to shouting at people from other governments in the debates and another student, Jasmin, said; "the disco on Saturday night and making new friends."

Rhys represented Kenya at the conference and was excited to learn what its actually like to be in the UN and want to see how; "Governments in the world make decisions together."

Tia and Jorja represented India and Estonia respectively and both looked looking forward to learning new things and having fun.

Get some hands-on experience

Subsidised training workshops for youth will be available during the April school holidays.

Workshops include Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), National White Card, National Certificate I in Barista Basics and Apply First Aid.

These workshops are a great way to add qualifications and experience to your resume when trying to enter the workforce or changing jobs.

Transport options are also available upon request. For more information find YAC Barossa on Facebook or to go The Barossa Council website.