Shape your world or someone else will.

Emerging Civic Leaders is a program for young people that care about seeing the voices of their generation represented when it comes to the future of our community.

Emerging Civic Leaders is an online course designed to supercharge your knowledge, skills and leadership experience. Working alongside a small group of other young leaders from your community, you’ll put lessons learned via the course into action to design and deliver a Pledge to Vote campaign in your community.

Through the Pledge to Vote campaign, your team will strive to increase youth voter participation in our community and consult your peers on the top issues they’d like to see action on. You will present the outcomes of your campaign to local decision makers and lead a discussion on what can be done to take action on these issues.

Each successful applicant will get their own login to the digital course and bonus resources, covering topics from problem solving and creative thinking to communications and high impact leadership.


  • You care about the future of our community and making young voices heard

  • You'd like to develop your civic knowledge, practical skills and leadership experience

  • You’re interested in working in a team to take action and produce results for our community

  • You’re aged 18-24


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!

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