What is the Young Leaders Academy?

The Sunshine Coast Council is on a mission to unleash a crew of changemakers who not only get how council works but are also eager to be active in their community. Our dream is to cultivate new leaders who are confident to roll up their sleeves and get to work making our region an even better place to live.

We've been looking for a passionate crew to join us for a year-long program starting in February 2024.

Check out the Terms of Reference for all the details on what the Sunshine Coast Young Leaders Academy is all about.

Expression of Interest

Expression of Interest were open between 12 October and 3 November 2023 for young people ready to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Expression of Interest Now Closed

Where to from here

The hunt for Academy members begins! Nominees will be carefully assessed, and the top candidates will be shortlisted. By the end of November 2023, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, and by December 2023, the Academy's members will be appointed.

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    12 October 2023

    Expressions of Interest open to Sunshine Coast young people.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    3 November 2023

    Expression of Interest close.

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    November 2023

    Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews throughout November 2023.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    December 2023

    Academy members will be appointed in December 2023.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    February 2024

    Young Leaders Academy starts.

Have some questions?

Daniel Gettis, Youth Development Officer

Sunshine Coast Council

Daniel coordinates the Sunshine Coast Young Leaders Academy and will help with any questions about the program and the Expression of Interest process.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about the Sunshine Coast Young Leaders Academy, contact:

Name Daniel Gettis, Youth Development Officer
Email youth@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au