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Last updated 12:34 PM on 26 July 2017
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The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is an internationally recognised youth development program and has been operating for more than 20 years to provide Australian Youth a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea. 

The ship was gifted to Australia in 1988 and since then more than 12,500 young Australians have completed the program. No sailing experience is required as the ship is operated by a professional Royal Australian Navy crew who work tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of safety are met. They will teach each member of the youth crew the skills to sail this fantastic tall ship, including taking the helm, handling lines on deck, navigating, climbing the mast and even cooking.

Just 24 youth from across Australia will join each eleven day voyage. Once selected, the lucky crew members are given a position aboard the national sail training ship 'Young Endeavour', where they learn and develop important life skills. The voyages work to increase self awareness, develop teamwork and leadership skills and create a strong sense of community responsibility amongst the youth crew. The benefit for being involved in this program is enormous now and into the future, as the participants are recognised for their potential to make positive contributions to the community. 

The Young Endeavour 2017 Voyage Ballot is now open for applications, so if you are aged 16-23 apply now to join the crew. Eligible young Australians can apply for Youth Development voyages sailing through to December 2017.

Follow the link to learn more about the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme and to lodge your application for a chance to set sail on the voyage of a lifetime!!

Voyage berths are allocated by ballot, and through our Scholarship Program. Voyage fees and conditions will apply to successful applicants.


Images thank to www.youngendeavour.gov.au