Australian Student Leadership Conference

Empowering student leaders to make a real difference in their schools and community.


A three-day residential personal growth and leadership development conference.


The conference is open to senior students with a leadership role or interest in leadership.

Early Bird Price: $425+GST per student (Ends Oct 25, 2019)
Full Conference Fee: $445+GST
per student

Established in 1991, the Australian Student Leadership Conference is a three-day, residential conference developing extraordinary student leaders from across Australia. Students return from the conference:
  • Empowered with a stronger sense of self-awareness, self-worth & self-belief
  • Prepared with essential skills & tools to effectively lead
  • Motivated to make a difference in their school & community
  • Equipped with clear goals & action plans
  • Connected to a powerful network of young leaders from across Australia
South East Queensland
8 – 10 Jan 2020 | Union College, University of Queensland, St Lucia
19 – 21 Jan 2020 | University College, University of Melbourne, Parkville
South Australia
22 – 24 Jan 2020 | Nunyara Conference Centre, Bel Air
North Queensland
23 – 25 Jan 2020 | Saints Catholic College, JCU, Townsville

How do I register my students?
To register your students for this unique opportunity, please complete the registration by clicking ‘Register Now’ above.  yLead will provide a link for students to provide dietary, medical and other personal information closer to the event.

Who will be looking after the students?
The yLead team will supervise students throughout the entire conference experience.  Males and females will be housed in supervised accommodation overnight. Students requiring leave from the conference will need to provide written permission from their parent/guardian.

As a staff member, am I required to attend?
School staff are not required to attend the event.  However, we are more than happy to welcome you throughout the conference.  We strongly encourage you or appropriate staff/executives to attend ASLC on Day 3. On this day conference participants will be led through a vision and goal setting workshop. It is a great opportunity for you to sit down with your students and work together on building a strong 12month leadership vision for your school.

Can I send students that have not or may not be elected into leadership positions?
Yes! ASLC is an incredible experience for all senior students. The conference equips all senior students with great strategies to maximise their final year of high school.

Do names of students need to be known at time of registration?
No. You can register numbers of students once registration opens, specific names and student details are due on Friday 9th November 2018.

Is there a maximum or minimum number of students I can register?
No. It is however a great conference for a number of student leaders to experience together. Schools send anywhere from 4 elected leaders to a pool of 14 students. When a group of students experience ASLC together they become a more united team that has a greater ability to implement their ideas and share their knowledge with others back at school.

Jordyn Archer

At the age of 16 years, Jordyn Archer established her own non-for-profit organisation – The Rescue Movement. Since its’ creation Jordyn has fundraised over $30,000 for Destiny Rescue, a charity that frees girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life. Jordyn’s story is one of Leadership in Action – a real life role modelling utilising her passions, skills and talents to make the world a better place. Jordyn believes that individual acts of kindness, giving and cooperation can make a positive impact for everyone.

Daniel Flynn, Co-Founder Thankyou

Daniel Flynn is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30. He is the founder and managing director of the social enterprise Thankyou, which has given more than $5.5million to help end global poverty. In July 2018 the Thankyou team launched Thankyou New Zealand, empowering the country to be a part of the movement to end global poverty. Dan’s story telling is on another level, encouraging everyone to turn their ideas into action and believe in the impossible.

Nicole Gibson

Nicole is a multi-award winning social entrepreneur and author with a mission hold conversations that offer new possibility and new vision. At the age of 18, Nicole established a non-for-profit while completing two National speaking tours. She is a fierce ambassador for mental health, innovation and connection. Nicole is currently the CEO of The Rogue and Rouge Foundation and has recently completed three terms as the youngest Commonwealth Commissioner for Mental Health. Nicole was a finalist for the Young Australia of the Year and listed as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential women.

Bart Walsh

A former actor, Bart was diagnosed with a 10.5cm sarcoma in his neck in 2014. After multiple rounds of radiation therapy and surgeries, he embarked on a new career as a personal trainer in order to share his love of health and fitness. Bart runs his own business and founded The Run Melbourne (outdoor training like no other). Bart is a seasoned obstacle course racer and a seriously fit athlete. He is an experienced personal trainer and former CrossFit coach with a deep understanding of sport-specific training, endurance running and Olympic lifting. A living breathing example of pursuing passion and using adversity to create great change. We are very proud that Bart is a graduate of The Australian Student Leadership Conference, Melbourne.

I found the conference experience so eye opening and inspirational. I’ve learnt new things about not only leadership but life and how I can apply it to my life and leadership role.

Gloria Scotaga - Family Vice Captain - St Francis College Crestmead

This conference has given me the tools I need to be an effective leader. Before I arrived, I was looking forward to my new role as a leader, but wasn’t confident in my abilities to lead. This conference has been a positive experience to boost my confidence and belief in my abilities.

School Captain, Padua College Brisbane

I have worked closely in our leadership preparation at Burnside State High School for over 15 years and I have been consistently pleased and proud of our leadership teams with their commitment, enthusiasm, and level of engagement on the return to school after their experience at the conference.

Student Council Coordinator, Burnside State High School

I now feel really prepared to tackle this year!

Ingrid Fitzpatrick - Vice Captain – Matthew Flinders Anglican College

The atmosphere was so supportive and gave me the space to be myself and to learn and grow.

Bridget Fogarty - House Captain – St Ursula’s College

Amazing, so good to network with other leaders and captains. It has given me lots of inspiration and strategies to use at my school.

Dominique Mullins - School Captain – All Hallows’ School

Just awesome! I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity. I have so much more knowledge and a new look at the way I approach things.

Lawson Mackriell - School Captain – Tamborine Mountain State High School

The conference was challenging and targeted all aspects of leadership which has definitely helped me to become the leader I always hoped to be.

Nick Frost - School Captain – Gladstone State High School

I found it interesting that I came in shy and overwhelmed but am now more confident and will continue to step out of my comfort zone

Vice Captain – Kingston College

The conference experience was absolutely amazing. Loved every bit of it! It was challenging but epic!

Oliver Nicholson - School Captain – St Patrick’s College

I learnt a lot more about myself than I thought I would, I have gained skills that are valuable for every setting.

Matt Jennings - Vice School Captain – Belmont High School



Primary School

Years 5 – 6
Teaching the fundamentals of leadership through fun and engaging workshops.
yLead School-Secondary

Secondary School

Years 7 – 12
Creating united cohorts and motivating students to be active leaders in their school.

Leadership Groups

SRC | Student Leaders | Prefects
Hands on team building, peer support coaching and essential skill development.