The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is pleased to announce that applications are always taken for young Australians aged 16-23 to join a voyage in the national sail training ship Young Endeavour.

A voyage in Young Endeavour is an exciting experience and a unique opportunity for youth to develop skills for life. Our internationally recognised development program builds self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills, and fosters a strong sense of community responsibility.

Since the ship was gifted to Australia in 1988 more than 13,000 young Australians have completed the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program. No sailing experience is required. Young Endeavour is operated by a professional Royal Australian Navy crew who ensure the highest standards of safety and teach participants the skills to sail a square-rigged tall ship.

24 youth from across Australia will join each eleven-day voyage during the 2019 program. As members of the crew, they will keep watch and take the helm, handle lines on deck, cook in the galley, navigate using the ship’s charts, and climb the 30-metre mast to set and furl the sails.

While at sea, they will be encouraged to pursue personal and team goals and challenges. By the end of each voyage, they will have the skills and confidence to elect a leadership team and take command of the 44-metre brigantine, sailing Young Endeavour along the Australian coast.

Voyage fees and conditions will apply to successful applicants, who must be aged 16-23 year on the day of departure of their selected voyage/s. Potential applicants should apply now for the best chance of being drawn for a voyage.

Applications are open at

Simon Geeves
Head of Secondary Phase