FAQ's

When is the Australian Catholic Youth Festival?

December 8th-10th 2019. See Festival Program for a more detailed schedule.

Where is the ACYF?

The 2019 Festival will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Age

Who can participate in the Melbourne Pilgrimage?
The Melbourne Pilgrimage is for young people who are in Year 9 (in 2019) up to the age of 30. 
 
I am younger than Year 9 – can I come with my family?
The Festival does not permit participants younger than Year 9. If you are younger than this, we look forward to welcoming you to future festivals!
 
I’m older than 30 – can I still register as a participant with the Melbourne Pilgrimage?
No – however, over 30s might like to register as
  • a Group Coordinator with their own group
  • an Adult Leader with their own group
  • an Encounter Expo Exhibitor with the ACYF, or
  • apply to be a leader with the Melbourne Collective Group. Contact acyf@cam.org.au for more information. 

ACYF Registration

Is ACYF registration included?
Yes, ACYF registration is included in each of the Melbourne Pilgrimage packages. Participants in the Melbourne Pilgrimage will be registered with ACYF through Harvest Journeys via our link. The packages WILL NOT be available through the ACYF website. Registration is open see the Registrations tab.

Festival Program

The ACYF is a dynamic festival experience with a variety of activities occurring across the day. The basic opening hours of the Festival in 2019 are:
 
Sunday 8 December
9:30am Morning Plenary (Doors open 8:30am)
11:00am Festival Activities
(workshops, music stages, expo hall, prayer and discussion)
6:30pm Evening Plenary (Doors open 5:30pm)
8:30pm Close
 
Monday 9 December
9:30am Morning Plenary (Doors open 8:30am)
11:00am Festival Activities
(workshops, music stages, expo hall, prayer and discussion)
6:30pm Evening Plenary (Doors open 5:30pm)
8:30pm Close
 
Tuesday 10 December
9:30am Festival Activities
(workshops, music stages, expo hall, prayer and discussion)
3:30pm Pilgrimage Walk to Closing Mass Site
6:30pm Closing Mass
8:30pm Finish
 
A full schedule of workshops and experience times and locations will be released later 2019.

Food

Are meals included?
Most meals are included in the Melbourne Packages (ACYF meal ticket and most meals provided) however meals on travel days are not. Further details will be made available shortly

Accommodation

Is accommodation included?
Yes, all accommodation is provided in the Melbourne Packages. Festival accommodation is located within a 30 minute walk of the venue.

Booking

When I can book?
Registration is open via HERE