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Encounter is the name the Australian Catholic Youth Festival has given to its expo. Encounter aims to provide an interactive space for participants to encounter the breadth of the Catholic Church of Australia in new and unexpected ways.  Encounter will be a hive of activity which young people will return to again and again, from stalls to music and activities. It will be the place to be.


Encounter aims to offer young people a variety of the churches missions. Consequently, Encounter lays down a challenge to creatively re-imagine how stallholders engage with participants, beyond flyers on a table. Encounter will be characterised by engagement, connection, relationship and fun.



The Festival is the largest Catholic gathering in Australia. It seeks to provide young people with an opportunity to discover the many ways they can engage with their faith in the Church. The Festival provides a unique opportunity for you to share your mission and vision with young people who come with a range of experiences of faith and Church.

In early 2017 an application pack will be available to download for you to complete your submission.