13 August 2023

2024 Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for 2024 voyage dates in STS Young Endeavour!


Throughout 2024, STS Young Endeavour will circumnavigate Australia for the final time before the youth development program is transferred to a new, larger, state-of-the-art vessel, currently under construction. 


The 2024 youth development voyages will sail to ports in Hobart, Geelong, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Cairns, Thursday Island, Darwin, Broome, Exmouth, Fremantle, Esperance and Adelaide.


Since 1988, more than 14,000 young Australians aged between 16-23 years have sailed in STS Young Endeavour, taking part in a unique youth development experience that helps participants develop self-awareness and confidence, and gives them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and leadership skills through sail training and self-development activities.


24 youth join each voyage, from all parts of Australia and all walks of life. Together they learn the skills to sail a tall ship – including taking the helm, handling lines, keeping watch, navigating, and climbing the 30-metre mast. No sailing experience is required, only a willingness to join the crew and learn along the way.


If you’ve already applied for a youth development voyage previously, login to your dashboard to update your voyage preferences, or check out the website for information on destinations, dates, fees and eligibility.


Applications should be made by 28 September 2023 to be eligible for main round offers.


Apply now for your chance to set sail on the voyage of a lifetime in Young Endeavour!