Attend National Leadership Forum 2024


Applications are now open for the National Leadership Forum, which will be held in Canberra from the 22nd-25th August 2024.

Most of National Leadership Forum delegates come from a diverse and renowned nomination network which includes universities, cultural groups, community leaders and professional sporting organisations. Each year, we open a select amount of delegate positions for driven individuals who may or may not have the opportunity to be nominated. This means that there is the fair and equal opportunity for everyone to be considered to attend National Leadership Forum.

The Forum, which is in its 22nd year, brings together about 200 motivated young adults from across the country and the Pacific region. It is an opportunity for Members of Parliament, as well as other prominent leaders in Australia, to engage with you to develop your potential, based on a model of servant leadership. Our vision is for the National Leadership Forum to equip young people with a strong foundation of values, compassion and connection as a platform to lead selflessly and courageously. We are confident that you will find this a rewarding and inspiring experience.

The Forum is a unique opportunity for you to connect with both current and future Australian leaders, in a program that includes engagement with national politicians and corporate leaders, who will share their stories and what drives their commitment to serve. These high-profile addresses are interwoven with peer group sessions, which focus on reflection to refine your own leadership values.

It is important for you to know that the National Leadership Forum is not a political initiative. The Parliamentary Hosts come from all sides of politics and are united by a common cause to serve the people of Australia, underpinned by a shared belief that young people like yourself hold our country’s future in your hands. We hope the Forum instills in you the confidence that you can make a difference in this world through serving others.

Since
1997

Over
3,500
Delegates Attended

Delegates From
20+
Countries

Addresses By
8
Prime Ministers

More Than
53,000
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Delegate positions for National Leadership Forum are extremely limited and hand picked. Don’t miss the opportunity for you to attend Forum, register your interest today.

National Leadership Forum 2024

WHEN

22nd - 25th August 2024

WHO

For People Aged 18-261

WHERE

Canberra, ACT2

COST

$2080
(inc GST)3

Finer Details: 1 Delegates must have left school to attend.  2 The Hyatt Hotel and Australian Parliament House. 3 Cost includes twin share accommodation, food, and conference expenses but does not include travel to or from the event. To assist delegates in meeting the cost, a fundraising pack is available on request. Limited scholarships and bursaries are available.

NLF Parliamentary Co-Chair

Julian Leeser

Mr Julian Leeser MP

Federal Member for Berowra | NSW

NLF Parliamentary Co-Chair

Luke Gosling

Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP

Federal Member for Soloman | NT

Senator Perin Davey

Senator For NSW

Mr Terry Young MP

Member for Longman | QLD

The Hon. Dr Anne Aly MP

Member for Cowan | WA

Mr Tony Zappia MP

Member for Makin | SA

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP

Member for Mitchell | NSW

Dr Anne Webster MP

Member for Mallee | VIC

Mr Dan Repacholi MP

Member for Hunter | NSW

Ms Anne Stanley MP

Member for Werriwa | NSW

The Hon. Jason Clare MP

Member for Blaxland | NSW

Senator Deborah O'Neill

Senator for NSW

The Hon. Andrew Hastie MP

Member for Canning | WA

Mr Graham Perrett MP

Member for Moreton | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Gee MP

Member for Calare | NSW

Senator the Hon. Don Farrell

Senator for SA

Senator The Hon. David Fawcett MP

Federal Member for Soloman | NT

Dr Monique Ryan MP

Member for Kooyong | VIC

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

Member for Bradfield | NSW

The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner | ACT

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

Member for Calwell | VIC

The Hon. Shayne Neumann MP

Member for Blair | QLD

Mr Sam Lim MP

Member for Tangney | WA

The Hon. Scott Buchholz MP

Member for Wright | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Wallace MP

Member for Fisher | QLD

The Hon. Luke Howarth MP

Member for Petrie | QLD

Dr Gordon Reid MP

Member for Robertson | NSW

Senator The Hon. Jonathon Duniam

Senator for TAS

Ms Kylea Tink MP

Member for North Sydney | NSW

The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Member for Kingsford Smith | NSW

The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

Member for Deakin | NSW

The Hon. Milton Dick MP

Member for Oxley | QLD

The Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Member for Riverina | NSW

Ms
Dai Lee MP

Member for Fowler | NSW

Dr Sophie Scamps MP

Member for Mackellar | NSW

The Hon. Bob Katter MP

Member for Kennedy | QLD

Mr Bert van Manen MP

Member for Forde | QLD

Senator Hollie Hughes

Senator for NSW

Mr David Smith MP

Member for Bean | ACT

Dr Andrew Charlton MP

Member for Parramatta | NSW

Mr Ian Goodenough MP

Member for Moore | WA

The Hon. Emma McBride MP

Member for Dobell | NSW

Hosted by
Federal Parliamentarians

The National Leadership Forum is hosted by a multi-party group of Federal Parliamentarians. Forum is co-chaired by Mr Julian Leeser MP and Mr Luke Gosling OAM MP and supported by a range of parliamentarians who share a commitment to inspire and equip the next generation of Australian leaders.
Julian Leeser

Mr Julian Leeser MP

Federal Member for Berowra | NSW

Luke Gosling

Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP

Federal Member for Soloman | NT

Senator Perin Davey

Senator For NSW

Mr Terry Young MP

Member for Longman | QLD

The Hon. Dr Anne Aly MP

Member for Cowan | WA

Mr Tony Zappia MP

Member for Makin | SA

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP

Member for Mitchell | NSW

Dr Anne Webster MP

Member for Mallee | VIC

Mr Dan Repacholi MP

Member for Hunter | NSW

Ms Anne Stanley MP

Member for Werriwa | NSW

The Hon. Jason Clare MP

Member for Blaxland | NSW

Senator Deborah O'Neill

Senator for NSW

The Hon. Andrew Hastie MP

Member for Canning | WA

Mr Graham Perrett MP

Member for Moreton | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Gee MP

Member for Calare | NSW

Senator the Hon. Don Farrell

Senator for SA

Senator The Hon. David Fawcett

Senator for SA

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

Member for Bradfield | NSW

The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner | ACT

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

Member for Calwell | VIC

The Hon. Shayne Neumann MP

Member for Blair | QLD

Mr Sam Lim MP

Member for Tangney | WA

The Hon. Scott Buchholz MP

Member for Wright | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Wallace MP

Member for Fisher | QLD

The Hon. Luke Howarth MP

Member for Petrie | QLD

Dr Gordon Reid MP

Member for Robertson | NSW

Senator The Hon. Jonathon Duniam

Senator for TAS

Ms Kylea Tink MP

Member for North Sydney | NSW

The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Member for Kingsford Smith | NSW

The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

Member for Deakin | NSW

The Hon. Milton Dick MP

Member for Oxley | QLD

The Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Member for Riverina | NSW

Ms Dai Le MP

Member for Fowler | NSW

Dr Sophie Scamps MP

Member for Mackellar | NSW

The Hon. Bob Katter MP

Member for Kennedy | QLD

Mr Bert van Manen MP

Member for Forde | QLD

Senator Hollie Hughes

Senator for NSW

Mr David Smith MP

Member for Bean | ACT

Dr Andrew Charlton MP

Member for Parramatta | NSW

Mr Ian Goodenough MP

Member for Moore | WA

The Hon. Emma McBride MP

Member for Dobell | NSW

Senator Perin Davey

Senator For NSW

Mr Terry Young MP

Member for Longman | QLD

The Hon. Dr Anne Aly MP

Member for Cowan | WA

Mr Tony Zappia MP

Member for Makin | SA

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP

Member for Mitchell | NSW

Dr Anne Webster MP

Member for Mallee | VIC

Mr Dan Repacholi MP

Member for Hunter | NSW

Ms Anne Stanley MP

Member for Werriwa | NSW

The Hon. Jason Clare MP

Member for Blaxland | NSW

Senator Deborah O'Neill

Senator for NSW

The Hon. Andrew Hastie MP

Member for Canning | WA

Mr Graham Perrett MP

Member for Moreton | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Gee MP

Member for Calare | NSW

Senator the Hon. Don Farrell

Senator for SA

Senator The Hon. David Fawcett

Senator for SA

The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

Member for Bradfield | NSW

The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP

Member for Fenner | ACT

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP

Member for Calwell | VIC

The Hon. Shayne Neumann MP

Member for Blair | QLD

Mr Sam Lim MP

Member for Tangney | WA

The Hon. Scott Buchholz MP

Member for Wright | QLD

The Hon. Andrew Wallace MP

Member for Fisher | QLD

The Hon. Luke Howarth MP

Member for Petrie | QLD

Dr Gordon Reid MP

Member for Robertson | NSW

Senator The Hon. Jonathon Duniam

Senator for TAS

Ms Kylea Tink MP

Member for North Sydney | NSW

The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP

Member for Kingsford Smith | NSW

The Hon. Michael Sukkar MP

Member for Deakin | NSW

The Hon. Milton Dick MP

Member for Oxley | QLD

The Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Member for Riverina | NSW

Ms Dai Le MP

Member for Fowler | NSW

Dr Sophie Scamps MP

Member for Mackellar | NSW

The Hon. Bob Katter MP

Member for Kennedy | QLD

Mr Bert van Manen MP

Member for Forde | QLD

Senator Hollie Hughes

Senator for NSW

Mr David Smith MP

Member for Bean | ACT

Dr Andrew Charlton MP

Member for Parramatta | NSW

Mr Ian Goodenough MP

Member for Moore | WA

The Hon. Emma McBride MP

Member for Dobell | NSW

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What Previous Delegates Have Said

I wasn’t really aware of my values before but this forum reminds me that I need to uphold my values to better understand my passions and serve others.

Michelle H, Delegate 2022

(National Leadership Forum) has helped me become a more inclusive leader, and realise that people, while similar in many aspects, each have different experiences and upbringings that shape their world views...It’s important for leaders to be attune to all these different world views.

Vincent Z, Delegate 2022

Trying to understand my own story and belief systems within the conceptual and practical frameworks presented by the speakers and other delegates has allowed the importance of certain themes to rise to the surface.

Royce C, Delegate 2022

The most valuable part of the Forum was hearing the personal story’s of various current leaders within the community...and the personal nature of the forum, seeing leaders be raw and open.

Josephine P, Delegate 20222

The genuine friendships we built as a small group, hearing everyone’s stories and creating a safe space for everyone were some of the most valuable parts of National Leadership Forum.

Emily D, Delegate 2022

I think getting to hear from various people at National Leadership Forum about what leadership means to them has really opened up new ideas and thoughts for me.

Jess C, Delegate 2022