ACYA is always looking for the talented youth in the Australia-China space to take up the helm of Australia’s only youth administered NGO actively seeking to promote and develop the Australia China bilateral relationship. ACYA is also proud to be directly involved as a member of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Steering Committee.

Since its inception in 2008, ACYA’s National Executive has included members from a diverse set of backgrounds, including, but not limited to: New Colombo Plan scholars, Prime Minister’s Endeavour Awards scholars, Chinese Government Scholarship recipients, Australian Law Award recipients and a Sir John Monash scholar. Executives have come from a variety of young professional / student backgrounds in business, government and academia and various industries, each bringing with them the perspectives and experience that have helped to make ACYA the leader in youth administered NGOs that it is today.

Join the National Team

As ACYA continues to grow beyond its 6000+ membership base spread across 22 Chapters in Australia and China, it will look to the passion, ability and enthusiasm of its executives to lead the only youth-administered NGO in Australia-China affairs that is run by members, for members. We strongly encourage nominees and applicants from all backgrounds, and look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

The ACYA National Executive is currently hiring for the following roles:

The ACYA National Executive is also currently hiring for the following roles as part of the upcoming ACELS conference in Melbourne. Applications for these roles are due April 28.

ACYA National is also looking for team members to work on the eighth edition of the Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival. Applications for these roles are due April 30.

Join a Local Chapter

ACYA has chapters in 26 chapters across 15 cities in Australia and China. Chapters run events ranging from weekly language exchanges to gala balls and careers forums. Membership requirements vary from chapter to chapter – to get involved, contact the local president, join a WeChat group using the form below, or follow us on Facebook. You can find local chapter details on our Chapters page.