FUNPARK is looking for speakers for 2021’s Mount Druitt Press Conference program!

Do you know a young person 17 – 24 years of age who is interested in public speaking, youth leadership or local activism?

FUNPARK‘s Mt Druitt Press Conference is a curated conversation led by young local cultural leaders. The speakers attend a series of workshops, where they share lived experiences of growing up in Bidwill. From there local issues and solutions are raised in a conversation that is presented to an audience of community members and local change makers.

Participants will:

  • Be paid a speakers fee
  • Get training in public speaking and problem solving
  • Meet other like-minded youth
  • Work with industry mentors and cultural elders
  • Get opportunities to speak at various events in the Blacktown LGA and beyond

There are three separate conversations happening this year which highlight the on-going issues impacting specific youth groups within Mount Druitt.


First Nation Mount Druitt youth

Workshops – April 21st, May 12th, May 26th

Event – May 28th (Held at Museum of Contemporary Art)

Pacific Islander Mount Druitt youth

Workshops – June 16th, June 23rd, June 29th

Event – July 3rd

Mixed Mount Druitt youth

Workshops – September 8th, September 15th, September 22nd

Event – September 23rd


To apply, click HERE.

If you want to nominate a young person, click HERE.

Expression of interest close on Wednesday March 30, 2021.

Photo from the 2020 live-streamed Mt. Druitt Press Conference, taken by Huy Nguyen. The 2020 Social Revolutionaries (from left to right): Daisy Montalvo, Jason Denison, Robyn Hardge-scott, Christina Martinez and Aaliyah Felipe.