COVID-19 Updates - 2022 Events

COVID-19 EVENT STRATEGY - 31st January 2021

Youth Leadership Academy Australia recognises and acknowledges that every single day, restrictions are changing and evolving, in a way that will impact the operations of our events and the attendance of schools to our events. 

We are committed to providing a world-class experience that creates meaningful and lasting change throughout Australia, although our team will always place the safety of our students, teachers and staff first. 

What steps are currently being taken by our team?

Currently, we do still have every intention of hosting ALL events and providing flexibility for schools. 

  1. Hybrid Event Options

Our team are currently considering alternative ways of delivering the events, including providing the option to stream the event live from the convenience of your school. This will provide schools with more flexibility. 

If you would like to request a hybrid option, please click here:

  1. Back-Up Dates

We are discussing with our suppliers, venues, and speakers on alternative dates in Term 2 in the case that the event can not go ahead at all. 

What do we require from schools?
We acknowledge that schools have planning to do and parents to provide information to, and appreciate your patience as we work to bring you the most up to date information possible. Any changes to events will be communicated via the email you placed your order through, and on this page you are currently reading. 

We ask that you refrain from calling unless the matter is urgent. 

Please note that our original COVID-19 strategy remains in place

In the unfortunate event that Youth Leadership Academy Australia cannot host the State Youth Leadership Conference at your selected location due to government restrictions we will follow the advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) regarding your consumer rights. 

If your school has already registered for the event and you no longer wish to attend an event due to concerns about COVID-19, this will be treated as ‘Event Ticket Cancellation’ as per Youth Leadership Academy Australia Events and Programs Terms and Conditions

Section D, Clause 23 states that;

“In the event that you cancel your tickets to attend an event, you must provide written notice to Youth Leadership Academy Australia. Our cancellation policy states the following terms for ticket refunds.”

Tickets purchased 31 days or more prior to the event: 7-day ‘cooling off’ period where customers receive a full refund for their tickets, after the 7 days the tickets become non-refundable.

Tickets purchased 30 days or less prior to the event: Tickets are non-refundable.

Youth Leadership Academy Australia recognises these are exceptional circumstances, and we have the intention to support all of our schools who have invested in their young people whilst protecting our business.

We look forward to supporting your students to grow on their leadership journey in 2022.

Mask & Vaccination Requirements

Melbourne Events 

  • Face masks to be worn in-line with Victorian restrictions
  • any persons aged 18 years and over must be fully vaccinated to attend events on-site at MCEC
  • All visitors, customers and contractors must prove their vaccination or exemption status to enter MCEC event spaces
  • a person younger than 18 years of age is treated as a fully vaccinated person and permitted to attend events in the company of fully vaccinated parents and/or guardians
  • MCEC is currently able to operate at full capacity with no density limits
  • 100% seated capacity

Sydney Events

  • 1:2sqm rule currently in place
  • no requirement to be vaccinated from a venue perspective
  • Everyone 12 years and older will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event
  • Masks may be removed when eating and drinking.

Brisbane Events

  • students will be exempt from our mandatory Vaccination regulations 
  • All staff and event organisers won’t and will need to provide proof of double vaccination upon entering the building
  • Everyone 12 years and older will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event
  • Masks may be removed when eating and drinking.

Adelaide Events

  • Everyone 12 years and older will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event
  • Masks may be removed when eating and drinking.
  • any persons aged 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated to attend events on-site at ACC

Perth Events

COVID-19 Compliance – There are current mandatory COVID-19 requirements within WA Venues including PCEC. Below is a list of your obligations to meet the State Government of Western Australian health requirements.

Proof of Vaccination

  • Please communicate that proof of vaccination is required at PCEC.

Face Masks

  • Please communicate the public health safety measures, that patrons must wear a mask while attending all indoor settings including PCEC for all aged 13 years and over (unless an exemption applies).

Contact Tracing

  • Please communicate that contract tracing is required at PCEC, for persons aged 16 years and above.

(note: SafeWA QR codes will be printed & provided by PCEC, along with a WA Government template manual attendee list)

Adelaide and Sydney Venue Changes

To meet density restrictions in Adelaide and Sydney, we have had to make alternative venue arrangements.


Adelaide Primary Dream and Lead Conference & Adelaide Secondary Youth Leadership Conference will be hosted at the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 65 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000 in their Grand Ballroom.

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The Sydney Primary Dream and Lead Conference will be hosted at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre in Surry Hills, just a four minute walk from central station.

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Currently there are no other changes.