The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

About the summits

Join with one hundred high-school students from your area at a Start the Switch two day summit. Hear from inspiring speakers, learn about climate change and get skills to run sustainability projects in your school.


Learn the skills you need to create a sustainable future in your community and how other young Australians are already creating change.


Join with young people from your community and send a message to our leaders about the importance of taking action on climate change.


Plan and be supported to run sustainability projects in your school that make a real difference.



For more information, contact Tom Reddington

Upcoming Summits


Mackay Summit

AYCC in partnership with Mackay Conservation Group

  • Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March
  • 9:00am until 3:00pm
  • CQ University, Boundary Rd., Ooralea, QLD       

Western Melbourne Summit

AYCC in partnership with Hobsons Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong and Moonee valley councils

  • Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of March
  • 9:00am until 3:00pm
  • Clock Tower Centre, 750 mount Alexander Rd., Moonee Ponds, Vic

Northern Beaches Earth Hour Summit

AYCC in partnership with Warringah Council and Earth hour Australia

  • Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March
  • 9:00am until 3:30pm
  • Taronga Zoo Education Centre, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, 2088.

Illawarra Summit

AYCC in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage 

  • Term 2 – date TBC 
  • 9:00am until 3:00pm  
  • Wollongong Youth Centre, 85 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW 

Adelaide Summit

AYCC in partnership with Adelaide City Council  

  • Term 2 – date TBC 
  • 9:00am until 3:00pm
  • Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide, SA 

In-school starter presentations

The AYCC offers high schools a 20 minute starter presentations. It is designed to spark students interest and knowledge in climate change impacts and solutions. It then inspires them to join other young people in their community in creating a sustainable future. They are an effective way to excite students about the Youth Sustainability Summit and connect them to a network of like-minded youth across the country.