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Ocean Youth (OY) is about building tomorrow’s leaders and change makers to conserve and protect our oceans.

The face to face program is aimed at high school aged students and delivered over a calendar year through SEA LIFE aquaria in Sydney, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast & Auckland.

OY gives participants the opportunity to learn valuable skills and knowledge that are transportable into any workplace. We see it as a capacity building program for young people who are passionate about conservation, sustainability and creating or adopting innovative solutions to some of the big issues.

A range of experiences including animal keeper and guest experience sessions are offered as well as opportunities to participate in field trips and nature based experiences with partners of the SEA LIFE Trust. You’ll also be instrumental in helping us co-ordinate events and influence your communities to adopt positive behaviour change.

There’ll be opportunities to participate in other aquarium activities including animal rehab and releases, marketing & PR opportunities and community conservation campaign creation and implementation as and when they arise.

Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded people who care as much about our oceans and wildlife as you. We want to work with Solutionaries and Oceanpreneurs who want to shift the dial on the state of the planet and have fun along the way.


The cost of the program is $250 per year. This covers all OY workshops and networking events held at SEA LIFE aquaria.

Not included:
– There’ll be a range of nature-based field trips and experiences on offer throughout the year. Costs associated to participate in these trips are NOT included in program cost.
– Uniform costs (T-shirt and cap) are additional to the program cost at a price of $30 each. They can be ordered at the commencement of the program.


Participants must be between the ages of 13 & 18 to participate in the face to face program. You can apply online here.


All is not lost.
If you’re not in the above locations you can still be part of our movement. In fact we’ve got youth from Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Canada, USA, American Samoa and other parts of Oz who are part of our growing movement. It’s super exciting!

Access to the Ocean Youth online platform is free and will give you full access to networking with like-minded people from all over the world as well as our growing bank of resources. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

1. Create your profile (Please contact us)

2. Start finding others who care about the same things as you.

3. Change the world, for the better!