Shape your world or someone else will.

Young, passionate and powerful people that want to make a positive impact on our future are invited to join the Emerging Civic Leaders program.

Young people aged 18 to 24 are invited join Australia’s leading young entrepreneurs, communicators and social change leaders in a 3-month program.

We’re seeking young people that are passionate about leading social change. You need to show a commitment as an emerging civic leader and live, work or study in the area you’re applying for.

In the program you’ll work with other young leaders on a Pledge to Vote campaign to ensure young voices are heard in upcoming elections. And you’ll develop skills you can apply to work or study.


Emerging Civic Leaders is hosted in collaboration with councils around Australia and runs at different times throughout the year.

Want to get involved but don’t see your council listed below? Email us at to discuss how to kick things off with your council.

Open now:

City of Ryde, NSW

City of Sydney, NSW

Don’t see your area listed here? Fill out the expression of interest form below and we’ll get in touch when a program in your area is kicking off!