Eligibility & Past Candidates

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be : 

  • At least 18 years and no more than 27 years of age at 1 January
  • Must have left school for at least one year

We will not be accepting candidates if they do not meet these requirements. 

In addition applicants must have been involved, or anticipate being involved, in some form of local community youth leadership. Typically, these people come from groups such as scouting, guiding, church groups, sporting clubs, government agencies, local business and emergency services such as Fire Brigade State Emergency St John Ambulance.


Past candidates

Patrick Mahony

"RYLA gives young people the precious gift of one week to focus purely upon themselves, to reflect on their values and their goals, and to begin to realise the truly amazing things they are capable of achieving."


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