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The Vision of the National Leadership Forum

To equip young Australians to lead selflessly and courageously on a strong foundation of values, compassion and connection.

Equipping Young Australian 

First established in 1997, the Forum has become one of Australia’s preeminent leadership development initiatives, each year gathering a community devoted to serving and encouraging young Australians.

The Forum exists to provide the upcoming generation of leaders with a lens to explore what sits beneath their words and actions and has become a hallmark event for young leaders across Australia.

The Forum marks a pivotal time to engage with other leaders, discuss ideas and beliefs, and establish a dialogue about who they are over what role they hold.

In 2021 the National Leadership Forum was launched as an initiative driven by the alumni of past Forums.

Hosted by Members of Parliament

The National Leadership Forum is hosted by a multi-party group of Federal Parliamentarians who share a commitment to inspire and equip the next generation of Australian leaders.

Behind The National Leadership Forum

The 'National Leadership Forum' is a new initiative started by a group of Forum Alumni who sought to carry on the vision of the Forum for future generations under a new and exciting vision. The National Leadership Forum is born out of the National Student Leadership Forum and has been of endorsed by the NSLF directors.

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