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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: $479+GST per student (Ends October 27, 2023)
Full Conference Fee: $499+GST
per student

Conference fee includes supervised accommodation, meals, all workshops, guest speakers, a personal mentor and workbook. 

Established in 1991, the Australian Student Leadership Conference (ASLC) is a three-day residential conference, uniting student leaders from their regions across Australia. In 2023, ASLC presents an important opportunity for newly elected student leaders to be empowered with the skills and confidence to implement exciting initiatives and create cultural changes to make their school and broader community a better place. yLead continually enhances its experiences to reflect the growth and evolution of societal issues and leadership challenges that young people face; making our experiences memorable, relevant and incredibly engaging.
Student leaders 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
4 – 6 Jan 2024 | Union College, University of Queensland, St Lucia
North Queensland
12 – 14 Jan 2024 | Saints Catholic College, JCU, Townsville
Central Queensland
15 – 17 Jan 2024 | Capricorn Caves, Rockhampton
South Australia
18 – 20 Jan 2024 | Nunyara Conference Centre, Bel Air
19 – 21 Jan 2024 | University College, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Below is an insight into Day 1 of the 3 Day Conference. To access the full agenda, please click here.

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 separate, 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 staff/executives and families 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 12 month 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 simply register the numbers of students who will attend; specific names and student details are due on Monday 13th November, 2023.

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 21 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.

Does yLead have a COVID Safe plan in place?
The safety of all staff and students is always yLead’s main priority. yLead’s COVID safe plan aligns with government recommendations and works closely with conference venues to be adaptable to any changes and updates. All attending students, guest speakers and yLead Team members will be required to fill out a health declaration prior to their onsite registration. Each venue currently has restrictions on capacity, we recommend being swift in confirming your registration so you don’t miss out. If you wish to peruse our COVID Safe Plan please contact us.

What happens if the conference gets cancelled due to government restrictions?
If the conference does need to be cancelled due to government restrictions, yLead will provide an alternative experience online. Details on how to participate in this event will be communicated to students and educators via email and sms.

Here are some of our past speakers:

Dr Trudy Lin | Special Needs Dentistry Specialist and Young Australian of the Year South Australia 2022

As the youngest of only 20 practising specialists in Australia’s Special Needs Dentistry sector, Dr Trudy Lin provides oral healthcare to people with disability, psychiatric illness, and complex medical issues such as cancer. She also treats people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. Trudy’s passion for dentistry started as a child, after seeing the profound impact poor oral health had on her father’s life, including his physical, social and psychological wellbeing. From then on, she was set on specialising in Special Needs Dentistry to care for the most vulnerable people – a place she believed her profession could create the most positive impact.

Hunter Johnson | Founder of the Man Cave and STUFF™

Hunter Johnson is the Founder & CEO of two purpose-driven organisations. Hunter leads The Man Cave, an emotional intelligence charity that has impacted the lives of 50,000 young men across Australia. Hunter also leads STUFF™, a men’s personal care brand with national distribution across Australia that funds The Man Cave in low socio-economic communities. Alongside his entrepreneurial career, Hunter works as an Advisor to The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), a charity supporting young people throughout the Commonwealth.

Ashley Hanger | Founder of Stripped Supply

Ashley Hanger is the Founder of Stripped Supply, Australia’s first diabetes subscription box. Ashley believes the responsibility of improving diabetes management shouldn’t rest solely on the shoulders of those living with the chronic illness but shared amongst those who surround us too. Stripped Supply came to be in 2021, with a vision to make diabetes healthcare more accessible and to improve the health outcomes of Australian diabetics. The business ensures that people living with diabetes never run out of medical supplies, by automatically delivering custom-order boxes directly to their door.

Jahin Tanvir | CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship

Jahin Tanvir is the CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship, Australia’s largest innovation provider. Jahin is a 3-time TEDx speaker, board director, and was named on the 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians for 2022, at the age of 21-years-old. As an award-winning advocate for young people, and diversity and inclusion, Jahin was named the 2022 Young Australian of the Year finalist whilst also receiving the 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year in Individual Community Service. Jahin founded his first company, Breathe. at the age of 21-years-old. Breathe. was an EdTech social enterprise providing public speaking education in the form of workshops and machine learning to young people from marginalised communities around Australia. In 6 months, Breathe. impacted over 16,000 individuals. Breathe. was then successfully acquired by the ASE Group in November 2022, and Jahin appointed the new CEO of The Australian School of Entrepreneurship. The ASE has impacted over 180,000 people across Australia and the globe.

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.

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.