Are you:

  • Aged between 15 – 25 years?
  • A resident of the Shire of Harvey?
  • Looking for a unique opportunity for adventure, travel and amazing experiences?

If you have answered yes to these questions, you may be eligible for a financial subsidy to sail aboard the majestic Leeuwin II.

With the ongoing support of local organisations, the Shire of Harvey’s Community Sail Training Trust Committee is pleased to invite young people to apply for its consideration.

The mission of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community, through the unique medium of a tall sailing ship.

Which voyage should I apply for?

The Youth Explorer Voyages are designed for young people aged 15 – 25. A Youth Explorer Voyage takes you onto the Indian Ocean for 6 nights and 7 days, together with up to 40 trainees and 15 crew. You will be involved in all ship operations from steering the ship, setting and furling the sails, climbing the mast, cleaning the ship and standing watch through the night. More information about the Youth Explorer Voyages is available on the Leeuwin website at

The Ultimate Challenge Voyage is designed for young people aged 15 – 25 with limitations that prevent them from participating on a standard Youth Explorer Voyage and caters for those with intellectual, physical and/or sensory disabilities as well as insulin-dependent diabetics, those with epilepsy, hyperactivity/ADD/ADHD, etc. Participants have the opportunity to experience the thrill of tall ship sailing in a safe, supportive environment. Ultimate Challenge Voyages are for 4 nights and 5 days. More information about the Ultimate Challenge Voyage is available on the Leeuwin website at (see ‘Trainee Information’ document).

For more information about either Voyage, see or contact Leeuwin (08) 9430 4105.

How do I apply for a subsidised Leeuwin voyage through the Shire of Harvey?

You need to complete both the Shire of Harvey Leeuwin Sail Training Subsidy Application Pack, as well as either the Leeuwin Voyage Application and Contract (for the Youth Explorer Voyage), or the Leeuwin Ultimate Challenge Voyage Trainee Application Form (for the Ultimate Challenge Voyage) and submit both completed applications to the Shire of Harvey by 4pm Thursday 9th June 2016. Your Leeuwin Voyage Application and Contract or Leeuwin Ultimate Challenge Voyage Trainee Application Form will be forwarded to the Leeuwin Foundation on receipt by the Shire, and is assessed by the Leeuwin Foundation.

Application forms may be obtained:

  • Online (see Application Pack below)
  • From your local Shire of Harvey Office on Uduc Road in Harvey or Mulgara Street in Australind
  • Or by email or post by calling Maree Ellis, Community Officer on 9729 0323 or by email

Applications close 4.00pm on Thursday 9th June 2016.

Please note, booking confirmation is conditional on the Leeuwin Foundation’s approval that the applicant is medically and physically fit to undertake the voyage.

For further information, please contact Maree Ellis– Community Development Officer on (08) 9729 0323 or email: or alternatively you can contact the Leeuwin team on (08) 9430 4105 or by email at


LOAF Voyage Application Form 2016

Leeuwin Program Brochure 2016

SOH Leeuwin Application pack