Eligibility and how to apply

Nominations are open for the 2023 Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program and will close at 5pm on Friday 30 June 2023.


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 person
  • currently live in Queensland
  • not be a past participant of the program.

If selected for the program, you will be asked to provide proof of age and residential address.

How to apply

To apply, select from one of the following options.

All applications will require a copy of your current resume.

Online (preferred option)

Complete and submit the online application form.
Once you start the form, it must be completed in full—you cannot save it and return to it later.


Download and complete the interactive application form (PDF, 371 KB) or the printable application form (PDF, 405 KB) .
You can then scan it, save it and submit it by email to QIYLP@des.qld.gov.au

We want the application process to be accessible and as easy as possible for you. If you prefer to submit your application over the phone, we can transcribe your application for you. Contact the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program coordinator by email at QIYLP@des.qld.gov.au and provide your best contact number. We can arrange a time that works for you to discuss other application.

Late, mailed or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your application.

More information

For more information, download the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Fact Sheet for 2023 (PDF, 906 KB) .

If you have questions email QIYLP@des.qld.gov.au.