Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017

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T​​asmania ​- ​Sydney

“Open new horizons for spreading JOY: Young people, faith and vocational discernment”

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival

The ACYF is a national gathering of young people who have the chance to receive a “mini-World Youth Day” experience on a national scale. With over 15,000 young people expected in Sydney, this will be the largest gathering of Catholic youth in Australia since WYD’08. The festival will include live music, talks by national and international speakers, genuine encounters of Christ and the wider Church, discussion on issues important to young people, opportunities for fellowship, local examples of vocation, social action, liturgy, prayer, and an experience of the fullness and JOY of the Catholic Church.

Some of the featured Artists and Speakers include: Matt Maher, Steve Angrisano, Fr Rob Galea, Matt Fradd, Sr Hilda Scott, Emily Wilson, Fr Chris Ryan, Sr Mary Rachel OP and plenty more!

For more information on the festival itself, visit the festival website HERE

Archdiocese of Hobart: Tasmania – Sydney Festival Pilgrimage

The Archdiocese of Hobart has established a Festival Pilgrimage package for any young person in Tasmania who is interested in attending the festival. All youth from Tasmania will be travelling together under the one Festival Pilgrimage package, however, registration will be split into school groups and post-school groups.

The Festival Pilgrimage will depart Hobart/Launceston on Wednesday 6 December and will return on Sunday 10 December 2017. The festival itself will run from Thursday 7 December to Saturday night 9 December.

The Festival Pilgrimage will cost $850 (early bird) or $880 (full price). The price includes:
- ACYF ticket
- Return flights from Hobart/Launceston
- Single Room Accommodation for all 4 nights
- Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Pilgrimage to Mary MacKillop place, North Sydney


If you are currently at a Tasmanian Catholic school, you will need to register through your school.

For post school registrations, you will need to download the e-document below, fill it out electronically and email it to


For more information about the Festival Pilgrimage package or if you have any questions, please contact Tomasz or call (03) 6208 6038

Early Bird Registrations Close Wednesday 16 August 2017. A deposit of $150 is required at this time to secure your ticket

Full Registrations close and Final Payment to be made by Monday 18 September 2017