Youth Parliament

2017 Youth Parliament

Youth Parliament provides a unique forum for young people aged 15-24 to express their views, become advocates for their community and learn about South Australia's parliamentary system.

The program is managed by the YMCA South Australia (SA) and supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Now in its 22nd year, Youth Parliament has supported over 1,000 young leaders to learn about the SA Parliamentary system, voting procedures, parliamentary etiquette, public speaking, leadership and bill development in a professional, supportive and exciting environment.

Since 2015, the introduction of scholarships for regional participants has seen participation in the program more than double from previous years.

Regional scholarships are available again this year to support the costs of:

  • travel to and from Adelaide and accommodation for the training weekend in May 2017
  • travel to and from Adelaide for the residential week in July 2017.

To find out more information about the Youth Parliament program and regional scholarships, visit YMCA SA or contact Alana James at YMCA SA on 8200 2514 or email

Youth Parliament dates:

Participant applications are now closed
Training weekend: 6-7 May 2017
Youth Parliament residential week: 9-14 July 2017