About YLAA

Our Mission

Build a positively sustainable future through youth leadership and empowerment.

Our Vision

To ensure all young people have access to skills that empower them, regardless of their financial situation.

Who are we?

Youth Leadership Academy Australia is a for-youth, by-youth organisation, created with the aim of building a positively sustainable future by equipping the youth of today with the skills to be leaders tomorrow. We empower students to become engaged with their school and community and use their voice to create positive change.

85% of students leave school feeling unprepared for the future. Through our events and programs, we are determined to build a platform of incredible youth who have the energy to inspire others. Together as a team, we want to make an impact on not only tomorrow but for decades to come.

Our Values


Continuous improvement, developing a more impactful way to teach whilst adapting to the needs of the participants.


Create a long-lasting impact that continues to ripple throughout communities.


Create an environment where both our team and young people can develop and grow


We take ownership of the impact we have as a company and ensure we measure ourselves against the highest level of results


Readily adapt and embrace change, and become comfortable with the uncomfortable.

How we make an impact

Our action-packed youth leadership conferences and events are designed to equip young people with the skills and confidence to be leaders in their communities, and to take charge of their futures. Delivered by renowned professionals and inspirational young leaders, our primary school and high school events will inspire, strengthen and empower your future leaders.
We work with you to craft tailor-made school and community leadership programs suited for your young leaders and your community’s needs. We prioritise our for-youth, by-youth approach, which enables our program leaders to connect with and inspire young participants. All of our facilitators have had a minimum of 5 years experience within the Youth Leadership industry, and we follow up all our programs with an intensive 3-month post-event program, designed to reinforce the skills taught in the program and maximise the momentum created by your young leaders.
Our online programs and communities provide accessible support, resources, and connection for young people and leaders across the country. YLAA prioritises equity and strongly believes that all youth, regardless of their background or location, should have access to high-quality educational and leadership resources, in order to be empowered with the skills and inspiration to take their futures into their own hands. 
We collaborate with incredibly inspiring people who share our vision of a positively sustainable future in which all young people can thrive and achieve their greatest potential. We share the stories and lessons of successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and philanthropists to engage and inspire young leaders to step up and change the world around them.
We engage with, and share conversation with, those who support young people in their endeavours and futures, in order to provide youth-centred, innovative advice and guidance on the issues facing youth today.
In 2021 we are taking a fresh approach to our operations, expanding our research and development arm to ensure that we can continue to provide effective, relevant, and tailored experiences to youth across the country. We stay ahead of the trends and ensure that the information we deliver is best designed to equip youth with the tools to be leaders not only today, but in the future.

Our Impact.


Students impacted


Schools supported


Students feel more confident to lead their schools

Schools we have supported.

Aveley Secondary College

Aveley North Primary School

Australian International Academy

Australian Industry Trade College.

Australian Industry Trade College

Australian Industry Trade College

Australian Industry Trade College

Auburn Girls High School

Atwell Primary School

Athelstone School

Assumption College - Kilmore

Assumption College

Assisi Catholic College

Asquith Boys High School

Aspley East State School

Ashdale Secondary College

Ashcroft High School

Arndell Anglican College

Armidale Secondary College

Arkana College

Aranmore Catholic Primary School

Aranmore Catholic College

Aquinas College

Applecross Senior High School

Anzac Terrace Primary School

Annesley Junior School

Anne Hamersley Primary School

Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie)

Amity College

Amity College

Amity College

Amity College

Ambarvale High School

All Saints' College

All Saints Anglican School

Alkimos Primary School

Alexandra Hills State High School

Albury High School

Albert Park College

Albany Creek State High School

Albany Creek State High School

Al Zahra College

Al Sadiq College

Airds High School

Academy of Mary Immaculate

Aberfoyle Hub Primary School

Abbotsford Primary School

A.B. Paterson College

Byron Bay High School

Byford Secondary College

Butler Primary School

Burwood Heights Primary School and Kindergarten

Burwood Girls High School

Burton Primary School

Burdekin Christian College

Bungaree Primary School

Bundoora Secondary College

Bundaberg State High School

Bunbury Senior High School

Bunbury Senior High School

Bulahdelah Central School

Budgewoi Public School

Browns Plains State High School

Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy Campus

Brisbane State High School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Christian College Middle and Secondary Campus

Brighton Secondary School

Brighton Secondary College

Braeview Primary School

Braemar College Mt Macedon Campus

Bracken Ridge State School Multipurpose Hall

Boyare Primary School

Bothwell District High School

Bossley Park High School

Boronia K-12 College

Booleroo Centre District School

Blue Mountains Grammar School - Wentworth Falls campus

Blakeview Primary School

Blackwood High School

Blacktown Boys High School

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College

Birdwood Primary School

Bindoon Primary School

Bicton Primary School

Bibra Lake Primary School

Bethany College

Bethal Primary School

Berrima Public School

Beresford Road Public School

Benowa State School

Benowa State High School

Belmore Boys High School

Belmont High School

Belmont City College

Belmont Christian College

Bellfield College

Bellfield College

Bellbird Park State Secondary College

Bellarine Secondary College

Belair Primary School

Beenleigh State High School

Beeliar Primary School

Beechmont State School Outside School Hours Care

Beechboro Primary School

Beaumaris Secondary College

Beaufort Secondary College

Beaconhills College - Berwick Campus

Bayview Secondary College

Bayside P-12 College - Williamstown Campus

Bayside P-12 College - Paisley Campus

Banks Public School

Balwyn High School

Balnarring Primary School

Ballarat Grammar

Ballajura Community College

Baldivis Primary School

Balcatta Senior High School

Balaklava High School

Babakin Primary School

Curtin Primary School

Curran Public School

Crown Street Public School

Crestwood High School

Cranbourne Secondary College

Craigieburn Secondary College

Cosgrove High School

Corrimal High School

Cornish College

Corinda State High School.

Coral Park Primary School

Copperfield College

Copperfield College

Coorparoo Secondary College

Coomera Anglican College

Coodanup College

Conservatorium High School

Condell Park High School

Concordia College

Concord High School

Como Secondary College

Como Primary School

Cobar High School

Clifton Hills Primary School

Clifton Hill Primary School

Cleve Area School

City of Joondalup

Churchlands Senior High School

Christies Beach Primary School

Christies Beach High & Southern Vocational College

Christ The Priest Primary School

Chisholm Catholic Primary

Chipping Norton Public School

Chifley College Shalvey Campus

Cherrybrook Technology High School

Cheltenham Girls' High School

Chanel College

Challis Primary School

Cervantes Primary School

Central Midlands Senior High School

Caulfield South Primary School

Caulfield Grammar School | Wheelers Hill Campus

Caulfield Grammar School | Malvern Campus

Caulfield Grammar School

Catholic Regional College Melton

Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs

Catholic Ladies' College

Casuarina Senior College

Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten

Carwatha College P - 12

Carrum Downs Secondary College

Carnaby Rise Primary School

Carmel Adventist College

Carlisle Primary School

Caringbah High School

Carine Senior High School

Cardiff High School

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

Canterbury-Earlwood Caring Association

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Campbelltown Public School

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

Camden High School

Cambridge Park High School

Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Callaghan College Jesmond Campus

Calderwood Christian School

Calare Public School

Calamvale Community College

Dalby State High School - Bunya Campus

Dale Christian School

Dandenong High School

Dandenong Primary School

Darwin High School

De La Salle College

De La Salle College - Holy Eucharist (Year 9) Campus

Deception Bay State High School

Divine Mercy College

Djarragun College

Djerriwarrh Community College

Doonside Technology High School

Drouin Secondary College

Dudley Park Primary School

Duncraig Primary School

Duncraig Senior High School

Eaglehawk Primary School

East Hamilton Hill Primary School

East Victoria Park Primary School

Eastern Hills Senior High School

Eastside Lutheran College

Echuca College

Edmund Rice College

Edward John Eyre High School

Elisabeth Murdoch College

Elizabeth College

Elizabeth South Primary School

Elsternwick Primary School

Emerald Secondary College

Emmanuel College: St. Paul's Campus

Ermington West Public School

Eromanga State School

Erskine Park High School

Eudunda Area School

Euroa Primary School

Euroa Secondary College

Everton Park State High School

Everton Park State High School

Faulconbridge Public School

Fernbrooke State School

Findon High School

Flinders View Primary School

Forrestdale Primary School

Fortitude Valley State Secondary College

Fountain College Lynwood Campus

Fountain College School

Fountain Gate Secondary College

Foxwell State Secondary College

Fremantle College

Freshwater Senior Campus

Guilford Young College

Grovelands Primary School

Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School

Green Valley Islamic College

Green Point Christian College

Great Lakes College Senior Campus

Grayling Primary School

Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

Granville Boys High School

Grantham State School

Gorokan High School

Gooseberry Hill Primary School

Good Shepherd Lutheran College - Leanyer Campus

Good Shepherd Lutheran College

Good Samaritan Catholic College

Good Samaritan Catholic College

Good News Lutheran School

Good News Lutheran College P-12

Golden Grove Primary School

Golden Grove High School

Golden Grove High School

Golden Bay Primary School

Glossop High School

Glenunga International High School

Glenore Grove State School

Glenmore Park High School

Glenden State School

Glendal Primary School

Gleeson College

Gladstone Park Secondary College

Gisborne Secondary College

Gilson College - Taylors Hill

Gilson College - Mernda

Gilroy Catholic College

Gilmore College

Georges River College Hurstville

Genesis Christian College

Geelong Grammar School

Gawler Primary School

Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School

Gascoyne Junction Remote Community School

Garrang Wilam Primary School

Galen Catholic College

Haddon Primary School


Haileybury College

Haileybury Rendall School

Hallidays Point Public School

Halls Head College

Hamilton Public School

Hammondville Public School

Hampton Park Secondary College

Hampton Senior High School

Harrington Public School

Hawkesbury High School

Hawkesbury High School

Hazelwood North Primary School

Healesville High School

Healesville Primary School

Hebersham Public School

Hedland Senior High School

Helensvale State High School

Heritage College

Heritage College Adelaide

Heritage College Knox

Heritage College Lake Macquarie

Hervey Bay State High School

Highlands Christian College

Hillcrest Primary School

Hills Christian Community School

Hills International College

Holland Park State High School.

Holy Rosary Primary School

Holy Trinity Lutheran College

Homestead Senior Secondary College

Hope Christian College

Horizon Christian School

Hornsby Girls' High School

Hornsby Girls' High School

Hoxton Park Public School

Hume Anglican Grammar

Hume Central Secondary College

Hunter River High School

Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Hymba Yumba Independent School

Kurunjang Secondary College

Kurri Kurri High School

Kurnai College - Morwell Campus.

Kurnai College

Ku-ring-gai High School

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College

Kogarah High School

Kogarah High School

Kinross College

Kingswood Park Public School

Kingswood College

Kingsley Park Primary School.

Kingsgrove High School

Kilvington Grammar School

Kids Like Us

Keysborough Secondary College Banksia

Keysborough Secondary College Acacia Campus

Kewdale Primary School

Kerry Street Community School

Kelvin Grove State College.

Kelmscott Senior High School

Kelmscott Homeschool Group

Kellyville High School

Keithcot Farm Primary School

Kedron State High School

Kearns Public School

Katoomba High School

Katherine School of the Air

Kardinya Primary School

Karabar High School

Kandos High School

Kadina Memorial School

John XXIII College

John XXIII College

John Tonkin College - Tindale Campus

John Paul College

John Henry Primary School

John Forrest Secondary College

John Fawkner

John Edmondson High School

Jells Park Primary School

Jarrahdale Primary School

Jarrahdale Community Collective

Jandakot Primary School

Italian Bilingual School

Irrawang High School

Irfan College

Ipswich State High School

Iona College

Ingleburn High School

Indooroopilly State High School

Immanuel Lutheran College

Immaculate Heart College Catholic School

Illawarra Christian School

IES College

Lyndhurst Secondary College

Lucas Heights Community School


Lourdes Hill College

Loreto Kirribilli

Lockyer District High School

Livingstone Primary School

Livingstone Christian College

Living Waters Lutheran College

Lithgow High School

Lindsay Park Public School (LPPS)

Lilydale High School

Lidcombe Public School

Leongatha Secondary College

Leichhardt State School

Leibler Yavneh College.

Launceston College

Lara Secondary College

Langley Primary School

Lancelin Primary School

Lalor North Secondary College

Lakeview Senior College

Lakeside College

Lakeland Senior High School

Lake Munmorah High School

Labertouche Primary School

Music Industry College

Mundaring Primary School

Mundaring Christian College (Secondary Campus)

Muirfield High School

Muirfield High School

Mount Waverley North Primary School

Mount View Primary School

Mount View High School

Mount Ridley College

Mount Lawley Senior High School

Mount Erin College

Mount Eliza Secondary College

Mount Clear College

Mount Carmel College

Mount Barker South Primary School

Mount Annan Christian College

Mount Alexander College

Mosman Preparatory School

Mornington Secondary College

Morley Senior High School

Morisset High School

Moree Secondary College - Carol Avenue Campus

Moree Secondary College - Albert St

Mordialloc College

Moorine Rock Primary School

Montessori International College

Monbulk College

Minlaton District School

Mindarie Senior College

Minaret College Officer Campus

Minaret College

Millicent North Primary School

Miller Technology High School

Miller Technology High School

Miling Primary School

Miles State High School

Middle Park Primary School

Mid North Christian College - Port Pirie School

Mernda Park Primary School

Mernda Central College

Meridan State College

Mercedes College

Meningie Area School

Melbourne Grammar School - Grimwade House

Melbourne Girls' College

Melba Copland Secondary School Years 7-10

Medowie Christian School

Meckering Primary School

Matraville Sports High School

Mater Dei College

Mater Christi College

Maryborough State High School

Marsden State School

Marsden State High School

Maroondan State School

Mark Oliphant College

Marist Sisters' College

Margaret River Independent School

Marden Senior College

Marburg State School

Marble Bar Primary School

Marangaroo Primary School

Manor Lakes College

Mango Hill State Secondary College

Manea Senior College

Manangatang P-12 College

Malvern Valley Primary School

Mallala Primary School

Malek Fahd Hoxton Park

Malek Fahd Beaumont Hills

Makybe Rise Primary School

Macquarie Grammar School

Macquarie Fields High School

Maclean High School

Mackillop Catholic Regional College

MacKillop Catholic College

MacKillop Catholic College

Mackellar Girls Campus

Nambour Christian College

Nanango State High School

Narara Valley High School

Narrabundah College

Narrogin Senior High School

Nazareth College

Neerigen Brook Primary School

Neerim District Secondary College

Newbury Primary School

Newcomb Secondary College

Newington College

Newman College

Newton Moore Senior High School

Newtown Primary School

Niagara Park Public School

Noranda Primary School

Normanhurst Public School

North Cottesloe Primary School

North Lake Senior Campus

Northcote High School

Northern Beaches Secondary College Cromer Campus

Northfield Primary School 🏫

Nowra Anglican College

Numurkah Secondary College

Nunawading Christian College

Nuriootpa High School

O'Loughlin Catholic College

Oak Flats High School (oak flats)

Oak Park Primary School

Oakhill Drive Public School

Oakleigh Grammar: Melbourne Private School

Oakleigh Primary School and Kindergarten

Oberon High School

Ocean Reef Primary School

Ocean View College

Officer Secondary College

Old Noarlunga Primary School

Orange High School

Ormeau Woods State High School

Our Lady of Fatima School

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic College

Our Lady of Mercy College

Our Lady of Mercy College

Our Lady of Sion College

Overnewton Anglican Community College

Oxley Christian College

Palm Beach State School

Panania North Public School

Parade College

Parade College - Preston Campus

Parkdale Secondary College

Pascoe Vale Girls College

Patrician Brothers' College

Pembroke School

Pembroke School

Pennant Hills High School

Penrith Anglican College

Perth College

Perth Modern School

Peter Carnley Anglican Community School

Peterborough High School

Phoenix Primary School

Pine Rivers State High School

Pingelly Primary School

Pingelly Primary School

Pingelly Primary School

Pinjarra Senior High School

Pinnacle Academic College

Playford College

Point Cook College

Point Cook Senior Secondary College

Port Augusta Secondary School

Port Hacking High School

Port Melbourne Primary School

Port School

Presbyterian Ladies' College Melbourne

Preston West Primary School

Princes Hill Secondary College

Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI)

Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology

Red Cliffs Secondary College

Redbank Plains State High School

Redcliffe Primary School

Redcliffe State High School

Redland Bay State School

Redlands College

Reservoir High School

Reynella East College

Richmond High School

Richmond Primary School

Richmond Primary School

Ripplebrook Primary School

Robina State High School

Rockingham Beach Primary School

Rosalie Primary School

Rosebank College

Rossmoyne Senior High School

Roxburgh College

Ruyton Girls' School

Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus

Swan View Senior High School

Swan View Primary School

Suzanne Cory High School

Surf Coast Secondary College

Sunshine Beach State High School

Summer Hill Public School

Stretton State College

Strathfield Girls High School

Strathcona Girls Grammar School

Stella Maris College

St. Peter's College

St. Mary MacKillop Primary School

St. Bernadette's Primary School

St. Augustine's College

St Saviour's College

St Peters College

St Peter's Catholic College

St Paul's College

St Patrick's College Strathfield

St Patrick's College Campbelltown

St Narsai Assyrian Christian College

St Monica's College Epping

St Marys North Public School

St Mary’s College

St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic School

St Mark's Coptic Orthodox College

St Mark's College

St Mark's Anglican Community School

St Mark's Anglican Community School

St Kevin's Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic College

St Johns Catholic Senior College

St John's Primary School

St James' Anglican School

St James Lutheran College

St James College

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls - Bay View Campus

St George's Anglican Grammar School

St Gabriel's Primary School

St Gabriel's Primary School

St Francis Xavier's Catholic Primary School

St Francis College

St Dominic's College

St Damien's Catholic Primary School

St Catherine's School

St Brendan's Catholic Primary School

St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox College

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

St Anne’s College

St Andrews College Senior Campus

St Andrews College Junior Campus

St Andrew's Grammar

St Andrew's Cathedral School

St Aloysius College

St Aloysius Catholic College 5-10 campus

St Agnes Catholic High School

Springwood Road State School

Springfield Primary School

Southern River College

Southern Cross Catholic College

South Oakleigh College

South Coast Baptist College

Somerville Secondary College

Sirius College - Sunshine

Siena Catholic Primary School

Siena Catholic College

Shore School

Sholem Aleichem College

Shoalhaven High School

Shire Christian School

Shepparton Christian College

Shenton College

Shelford Girls' Grammar

Shelford Girls' Grammar

Sevenoaks Senior College

Settlers Farm Campus R-6

SEDA College SA

Seaton High School

Seaforth Park

Scotch College Adelaide

Scoresby Secondary College

Sattler Christian College

Sarah Redfern High School

Santa Sabina College

Santa Maria College

Sandy Creek Primary School

Samford Valley Steiner School

Salisbury High School

Sale College Macalister Campus

Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox College

Sacred Heart College

Sackville Street Public School

Tyndale Christian School

Tumby Bay Area School

Trinity College

Triabunna District School

Trentham District Primary School

Toowoomba Anglican School

Toongabbie East Public School

Timbarra P9 College

Thornlie Senior High School

Thomas Reddall High School

The Ponds High School

The Pennington School

The McDonald College

The Lakes South Morang College - Senior Campus

The King David School

The Hutchins School

The Grange P-12 college

The Essington School

The Currajong School

The Athena School/Athena Montessori

Templestowe Valley Primary School

Templestowe College

Tempe High School

Tatachilla Lutheran College

Tarremah Steiner School

Tarneit Senior College

Tarneit Rise Primary School

Tarneit P-9 College

Tamborine Mountain State High School

Tahmoor Public School

Unity Grammar

Unity Grammar

University High School

Upper Coomera State College

Upper Yarra Secondary College

Valley View Secondary School

Victoria Park Christian School

Virtual School Victoria

Wadalba Community School

Wahroonga Preparatory School

Waikiki Primary School

Warnbro Community High School

Warragamba Public School

Warwick Senior High School

Wattle Grove Primary School

Waverley Christian College- Narre Warren South Campus

Waverley College

Wedge Park Primary School

Wellard Primary School

Werribee Secondary College

West Beach Primary School

West Beechboro Primary School

West Moreton Anglican College

Westbourne Grammar School

Western Australian College of Agriculture Narrogin

Whyalla High School

Wilandra Rise Primary School

Wiley Park Girls High School

Willandra Primary School

Willunga High School

Willunga Primary School

Windsor Park Public School

Wingham Brush Public School

Wingham Public School

Winthrop Primary School

Wirreanda Secondary School

Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Woodcrest State College

Woodland Grove Primary School

Woodline Primary

Woodmans Hill Secondary College

Woodridge State High School.

Woolgoolga High School

Woolooware High School

Woonona High School

Wyndham Central College

Wyndham College

Xavier College - Burke Hall Campus

YMCA Leisure City

Yanchep Secondary College

Yarram Secondary College

Yea Primary School

Yokine Primary School

York Public School

Yorketown Area School

Yuna Primary School