Rotary Clubs across Australia sponsor young people in the development of skills in the areas of communication, leadership, road safety / driver awareness, resilience and self esteem and in furthering their career aspirations in the areas of mathematics and science. 

Rotary Youth Exchange Australia - RYEA  For students aged 15-17 who are interested in travelling and experiencing a new culture. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, you will spend a year studying abroad living with Rotary volunteer host families who will introduce you to a new culture, language, and lifestyle in one of over 12 countries. 
National Youth Science Forum - NYSF 

For Year 11 students passionate about science, NYSF gives an opportunity to visit a large variety of some of Australia’s leading scientific facilities and talk to many of our top scientists enabling informed career choices to be made. It's also a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people and establish professional relations and life-long friendships.



Short Term Youth Exchange to NZ - RANZSE

RANZSE offers an adventure in experiencing life and schooling for a term in New Zealand. Australian students aged 14-16 have the opportunity to stay with a New Zealand host family and attend school with a NZ student who will then come to live and study with them in Australia during the following term. How better to understand the people, beliefs, culture and lives of another country’s people than by experiencing it first hand through exchange? 

Rotaract and Interact 

Be part of a club for young people like you who want to join together to tackle issues in your community that you care most about. Through Interact, you can: Carry out hands-on service projects.  Make international connections... Develop leadership skills, and... Have fun!

Rotaract is for young adults aged 18 - 30 years.  Interact is for 14-18 year olds - often based in schools or within the community. 


Rotary Adventure in Citizenship - RAIC

Be part of a club for young people like you who want to join together to tackle issues in your community that you care most about. 

Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) is an intensive and fun filled week-long program that helps prepare young adults in Year 11 for citizenship, and is run in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office. Delegates are immersed behind the scenes in Parliament House observing how parliament works, and role playing debates. They will meet lots of MP’s and some of the press gallery journalists. 


Be part of a club for young people like you who want to join together to tackle issues in your community that you care most about. 

Youth road trauma is a community based problem that needs a whole community response. RYDA is a one day program, conducted at an out of school venue, which targets high school students in Years 11 and 12 (16 - 18 years). Supporting the graduate licensing schemes, the program focuses on the key government 'big five' road safety issues of speeding, DUI, fatigue, seatbelts and distractions as well as the importance of driving as a social responsibility'.


Have an interest in science and want to engage in a wide range of fascinating hands-on science activities lead by passionate scientists? Then this is for you! Science Experience provides information for Year 9 and 10 students about further studies in science, technology and engineering highlighting the wide range of careers that will allow you to pursue your interest and abilities in the sciences.


RYLA is a 7 day residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 18 - 25 years. The week incorporates a lot of self development through a variety of mechanisms including reflection (individually & as a team), team work, sports and outdoor activities, dancing and many others. Participants can seize the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills, can practice new behaviours, forge life-long friends and challenge their own personal belief systems and values.   Google RYLA to find a program being offered near you.


RYPEN provides a group of young people aged 15-17 an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills. This weekend long program will see you engage with like-minded people, while having fun and learning new skills in areas such as problem solving and public speaking. On top of learning these skills RYPEN will give you a chance to put them to practical use, through debate and physical activity.  Contact a Rotary Club near you or Google RYPEN.