National Indigenous Youth Parliament – Applications Now OPEN

What is the National Indigenous Youth Parliament?

The National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP) is an exciting program run by the AEC in partnership with the YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

NIYP will be held from 28 May to 3 June 2014 in Canberra. Participants will attend a training day, to be held in their state or territory in April 2014.

How do I apply?

Simply return your completed form and letter of support to the AEC by email, post or fax. More details are on the application form.

Alternatively, contact an AEC Indigenous and Community Engagement Officer in your state or territory and we will send one out to you.

Applications close on Monday 10 March 2014.

What’s in it for me?

  • A 7-day residential program in Canberra, including meals, accommodation and travel
  • New friends and new networks
  • An opportunity to meet members of Parliament
  • A chance to debate important issues and laws in the chambers of Old Parliament House
  • Support and guidance from a mentor
  • Activities that will challenge and inspire!

Who can apply?

Indigenous Australian aged between 16 and 25, with an interest in government and the parliamentary process, we want you to apply!

There are no specific skills required, just a willingness to be involved, and to stand up and be heard. More details are on the application form.

Products and resources

You can download the following resources to help us promote NIYP in your community.


Contact details for NIYP in your state/territory
Contact Email address
NSW 02 9375 6303
Vic. 03 9285 7142
Qld 07 3834 3450
WA 08 6363 8025
SA 08 8237 6559
Tas. 03 6235 0516
NT 08 8982 8006
ACT 02 6271 4709

Highlights from 2012 NIYP

The inaugural National Indigenous Youth Parliament was held in Canberra from 23–29 May 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Indigenous right to vote in federal elections.

Our partners

YMCA logoLogo for the Museum of Australian Democracy

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