Are you an emerging leader?

We are looking for the 50 most dynamic and motivated young leaders aged 18-29 from across ASEAN and Australia to represent their country at the second ever ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum. 

Delegates to the AAYLF
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AAYLF 2019

Who can apply?

The inaugural ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum (AAYLF) will converge 50 outstanding young leaders from Australia and ASEAN member states aged between 18 and 29 years old to attend the Forum virtually, in late June 2022. The AAYLF is committed to empowering a diverse group of young people. It aims to attract influential young leaders from across all disciplines and professions including science, policy, business and the arts. 

Importantly, the Forum will bring together a fair representation of genders, abilities, regional/remote status, LGBTQI+ and those of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

As the AAYLF will be hosted in English, a strong command of the language is essential. Knowledge of an additional ASEAN language is an asset that will be highly regarded.


To apply for the AAYLF, potential delegates will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be aged between 18 and 29 years of age as of 23 June 2022.

  2. Have a good command of English

  3. Be available to attend AAYLF virtually between Thursday 23 June 3:30pm-6pm ICT  and Friday 24 June 3:30-7:30pm ICT; and Saturday 25 9:30am-3:30pm ICT and Sunday 26 June 2022 10:00am-5pm ICT 

  4. Have an interest in regional developments in ASEAN member states and/or the ASEAN-Australia relationship 

  5. Be motivated to act as an ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Alumni following the Forum

  6. Hold Australian or ASEAN member state permanent residency or citizenship

  7. Submit their completed application by the submission deadline of 06 June 2022, 23.59 GMT+7 (Application deadline extended!)

Selection Criteria

The application process is only one stage. Within your application, we will be assessing candidates on a whole-of-person approach, looking not just at your qualifications, demonstrated knowledge and experience, but also at the personal attributes that make a capable young leader.

Applications have been extended until 23:59 ICT MONDAY 6 June| 2:59AM AEST TUESDAY 7 June

The AAYLF applications have been closed!


Submit your inquiries to us!