2019 ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum

Deadline: August 9, 2019.

The ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) is a fully-funded four-day intensive workshop which aims to cultivate the next generation of leadership in the ASEAN-Australia relationship. Delegates to the Forum will develop a deeper knowledge of the ASEAN-Australia relationship, foster stronger intercultural leadership skills, build a regional network of like-minded young people and design and implement projects to improve ASEAN-Australia relations. Delegates will leave the Forum as advocates and agents for increased partnership and collaboration between ASEAN and Australia.



  • Be aged between 18 and 29 years of age as of 29th November 2019.
  • Have a good command of English
  • Able to commit to completing an online pre-forum curriculum
  • Be available to attend AAYLF in Jakarta between 28 November and 3 December and meet any applicable visa requirements
  • Be actively engaged in current affairs impacting ASEAN member states and/or the ASEAN-Australia relationship
  • Be willing to act as an ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Leader for a duration of 12 months following the Forum
  • Hold a valid Australian or ASEAN member state national passport
  • Submit their completed application (consisting of both the written application and short video) by the submission deadline of 09 August 2019.



All selected delegates will receive a full scholarship to attend AAYLF. The scholarship will include the following –

  • Delegate registration to attend the Forum;
  • Return flights to Jakarta from Australia or an ASEAN member state;
  • Accommodation for the duration of the Forum (28th November to 3rd December);
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and dinner.




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