Eligibility and how to apply

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership program.

The Department of Environment and Science will be in contact with applicants (either by telephone, letter or email) to notify applicants of their outcome by late May.

For further information about this year’s program, download the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Fact Sheet for 2022 (PDF, 908 KB) .

If you have questions about the program, contact us by emailing


To be eligible to apply for the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, you must:

  • be 18 to 25 years old at the time of the program
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • currently live in Queensland
  • not be a past participant of the program
  • be up to date with *COVID-19 vaccinations.

*COVID-19 vaccination requirements

In line with the Department of Environment and Science COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements – Policy and Procedure, participants will be expected to be fully vaccinated or have an approved recorded medical contraindication.