19 March 2021

STS Young Endeavour Returns to Sea

2021 Voyage Program Starts in Sydney!

“Their Excellencies General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Patron of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, and Mrs Linda Hurley joined the crew to celebrate the achievement.

“This program is about self-discovery and leadership,” said His Excellency the Governor-General.

“I’m sure there were moments during the voyage when you thought, “I can’t do that”. But of course you did do whatever it was, and I encourage you to reflect on that achievement in the future. Self-confidence, strength of spirit and perseverance are wonderful character traits and, among others, help make good leaders.”

“Now, perhaps more than any time in recent memory, our community needs programs like Young Endeavour. Our young people should be confident that they have the ability – and thanks to programs like this – the capability, to shape our nation for years to come”.

Young Endeavour commenced the 2021 voyage program on 13 February 2021 and will operate from HMAS Waterhen over the coming months. A range of COVID-safe measures have been introduced to the modified program to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

While an initial program of voyages will be delivered in New South Wales, the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is also developing a program for the latter part of 2021, which is expected to include opportunities for youth from other states to participate in a voyage.

Applications are now open to young Australians aged 16-23. Apply now!”