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With our Leadership Program we’re helping you take the lead in shaping a better tomorrow. Take action, make a difference and connect with leading experts and mentors to create a future you want.

What's involved

Up to 30 selected participants will take part in an exclusive series of action learning modules, meet and be inspired by experts, learn invaluable skills and be supported to imagine and pitch a big idea to create a better WA.

Program overview

Masterclasses and networking

Our masterclasses will give you new skills and knowledge around leadership, design thinking and how to build more sustainable cities and transport. You'll also receive training on how to craft and pitch your change making ideas.

Ignite Program 2

Leadership camp

Join us as we head south for a three-night leadership camp. You'll explore innovative local initiatives and meet people driving change on the ground. This will help you discover ideas that can shape your own project pitch.

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Panel pitches

All participants will present their project pitch to an expert panel to be considered as a finalist.

Ignite Program 4

Celebration event

At the program's celebration event, finalists will share their pitches and the winning ideas will be announced. All participants will be recognised in front of industry stakeholders and leaders.

Who should apply

We’re looking for young people from diverse backgrounds who have the enthusiasm, commitment and drive to make a difference in WA. We accept applications from all people living in Western Australia aged 18 to 24 at the time of application.

If you’re interested in participating in the 2024 program, register your interest and we’ll contact you when applications open.

In the meantime, feel free to read our Leadership Program overview (PDF 6.7MB), Selection Criteria (PDF 134KB), and Prize Terms and Conditions (PDF 150KB) to learn what to expect if you decide to apply.


Register your interest


For more information about the RAC Ignite Leadership Program, please contact us at ignite@rac.com.au

Meet our partner

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Millennium Kids was established in 1996 in response to the demands from young people who wanted to have a say about their environment and their world.

Since then, Millennium Kids has enabled thousands of young people and hundreds of inspiring youth-led initiatives that have contributed significantly to the environment and communities in WA and beyond. By empowering young people with a 'Skills for Life' approach they become leaders and change makers in their communities today, exploring, identifying and addressing issues and challenges through local, regional and international partnerships.