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The experience

Trust us, this is worth it!

You won't find a detailed explanation of the program here because part of the experience is the element of surprise. Much in life is laid out...often to the minute. This program is so unique that you won't stop raving about it for years to come - guaranteed!

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what you need to apply

Participants are;

  • Between 18 to 30 years old

  • At least one year out of school

  • Available for the entire week in January


  • Young leaders in the community or those who aspire to leadership position

  • Young adults seriously committed to development of their interpersonal skills

  • Young leaders in the workforce with an interest in stewardship and management

  • From Sporting Clubs, Scouts & Guides, Church Groups, Surf Clubs, Businesses, Tertiary Institutions and Community Groups

Rotary District 9685 is: North section of Sydney metropolitan area - from North Sydney to the Blue Mountains, reaching across the Hawkesbury River and to Toukley on the Central Coast. Including North Sydney, Chatswood, The Beaches, Hornsby, The Hills District, Gosford, Penrith, and Ryde.

key dates

Program runs 15 JAN - 21 JAN 2023

Registration & Opening Ceremony SUN 15 JAN 23

Closing Ceremony 21 JAN 23

Applications close 30 NOV 22

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success stories

This program is so highly sought after that your resume will glow!

Our graduates have gone on to create their own start-ups, run businesses, start Rotary Clubs and excel in sport, the arts and in business.


Upon graduation from the program, you will join an exclusive group of RYLA Alumni.

Immediately connect to past Rylarians from all over Australia through social and professional events (both in-person and virtual).

Your next employer, colleague or customer might be a past Rylarian too!


The seminar commences Sunday 15 JAN 2023 at Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga NSW, and finishes on Saturday 21 JAN 2022 with a Ceremony Awards Presentation.

The facilitation team will get in contact a week before the program to make sure you have all the information and preparation required. They will check you have transport, any special dietary or medical requirements and so on.