Hepatitis Awareness Week NSW 2015

Hepatitis Awareness Week NSW 2015 runs from 27 August to 2 July 2015.  This year’s theme is Time to Act because with new treatments soon to become available we want to encourage people to see that now is the Time to Act on viral hepatitis. Final date for applications is 5pm, Friday 1st May 2015.

Now is also the Time to Act on applying for community grants.  Hepatitis NSW is providing grants of up to $2500 to NSW community organisations and health agencies to run activities that aim to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and hepatitis issues.  This includes prevention of transmission, treatment, stigma and discrimination.

All grant applications will be considered and Hepatitis NSW especially encourages creative local approaches for activities that:

  • Are held or launched between 27 July and 2 August
  • Target: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically
  • Diverse communities, young people, people who inject drugs and people who are or have been in prison
  • Respond to an identified local need
  • Increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis issues

Hepatitis NSW has helped dozens of groups with events over the years including:

  • Awards events for local hepatitis champions and advocates
  • Community forums to identify service and education gaps in the local area
  • Poster competitions, art workshops, t –shirt printing
  • Starting a support group for people living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Running a campaign on local or social media

For a grant application pack or to discuss your ideas, activities, options and available support please contact Kerry Walker 02 9332 1853 or kwalker@hep.org.au


2015 National Youth Awards | Applications now open

Picture1The National Youth Awards are the national event of NYW.

The Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of young people. The Awards are unique because the finalists and winners are selected by a panel of all young people. This unique Australian Government initiative is for those aged between 12-25 years old as of 16 April 2015. Individuals can be nominated for an Award or can apply for the Award themselves.

Also open for applications is the Youth in Media Award, which recognises a recent news story which has positively portrayed youth in the media.

Before you begin:

Please ensure that you have read the 2015 Applicant Guidelines. The Guidelines outline the application and nomination process for the 2015 Awards.

Download the National Youth Awards 2015 Guidelines as DOCX

Download the National Youth Awards 2015 Guidelines as PDF

The Awards will be open from 10 October 2014 and will close at 12pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST) on 27 November 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

To Apply:

If you or the person you are nominating are applying for the following Awards:

  • Youth Leadership Award
  • Youth Culture and Diversity Award
  • Youth Employment Award
  • Youth Courage Award
  • Youth Health Award
  • Youth Safety Award

Please complete the relevant application form below:

Download the National Youth Awards 2015 Application Form

Or if you would like to nominate a news story for the Youth in Media Award, please complete the form below:

Download the National Youth Awards 2015 Youth In Media Application Form

Register for NYA News and updates.


Please email nya@education.gov.au if you have any questions relating to the National Youth Awards.