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Moree Youth Forum and Block Party

We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the young people in Moree, for their leadership in designing and directing this work. Without their voices, none of this would have been possible.

Moree Youth Forum 2022

From 17-19 March 2022, Gomeroi country was home to a two-day Youth Forum followed by a Moree Block Party. Around 300 young people attended the Youth Forum over the two days. The Youth Forum and Block Party were designed and led by young people in Moree.

The idea to hold a Youth Forum came about from young people in Moree wanting to have more of a say about what happens in their community. The Youth Forum provided the opportunity for young people to come together, grow connections, come up with ideas and make plans for what they want to see for Moree, and learn new skills on how to make change.

Young people’s ideas for change and what they want to see for their community, has been captured in a Youth Forum report. This report gives you the opportunity to hear directly from young people about what they want, and learn how you can support their voices.

The Youth Forum report will support young people in advocating for the change they want to see in their community and to inform local services on how they can better partner with young people to create a safer and stronger community.  Over the coming months, young people will meet with community members, organisations, services and government to progress the work that came out of the Youth Forum. 



Moree Block Party 2022


Following the two-day Youth Forum, a Moree Block Party was held on 19 March 2022 on Gomeroi country to celebrate the strength and talent of young people in the community.

The Block Party was a free community event held at SHAE Academy in Moree. Gomeroi rapper, Kobie Dee hosted the event in partnership with Just Reinvest NSW. Around 1000 people attended the event. There were performances by local Moree and travelling artists including Kyla-Belle, Caution, Nooky, NTER, Triple One, dancers from Yulugi Marumali and Kobie Dee. 

Alongside the performances, attendees could engage with stalls set up by community members and local services. There was also arts and craft activities available, face-painting stalls, jumping castles, a game of OzTag and free food provided. 

It was incredible to see the community come together to celebrate and show support for their future leaders. Thank you to over 100 volunteers who made the Block Party and Youth Forum come to life. 




Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped make these events possible



• Aboriginal Education
Consultative Group
• Allira Moore
• Bamara
• Bernadette Duncan
• Births, Deaths and
• Clontarf
• Coles Moree
• Dhiiyaan Centre
• Dippers Home Timber &
• Gilbert + Tobin
• Homes North
• Ian Brown
• InLand Rail/ARTC
• Jackson Street
• Jamie Sampson
• Jaydee Picker
• Jett Sampson
• June Tighe
• Kobie Dee
• Kyla-Belle
• Legal Aid NSW
• Lorilie Haines
• Maayu Mali
• Mad Proppa Deadly
• Miyay Birray
• Mona Munro
• Moree Plains Shire
• Moree Secondary
• Moree SHAE Academy
• Natasha Pidcock
• Nooky


• Office of Regional Youth
• Patrick Marshall
• Paul Spearim
• Raquel Clarke
• Red Cross
• Revenue NSW
• Rock Pool
• Sahara Cochrane
• St Philamenia’s
• Sobah
• South Moree Butchers
• Sydney Policy Lab (Sydney
• Tameeka Tighe
• The Aboriginal Employment
Strategy (AES)
• The Aboriginal Legal Service
• The National Centre for
Indigenous Excellence
• Thomas Duncan
• Trans4M
• Triple One
• Vicki Briggs
• Weave Youth & Community
• Woolworths
• Yinarr-ma
• Youth Action
• Youth InSearch
• Yulugi Marumali & dancers
– Talise Towney, Montaya
French, Peta Haines, Wendy
Tylee Swan, Rayarna Tighe,
Janaysha Smith, Mary
May Townsend, Lorraine
Townsend, Thelma McGrady
and Monique Graham

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