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 sailleeuwin.com/voyages/youth-explorer

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  the Leeuwin Voyage Application and Contract (for the Youth Explorer Voyage),  and submit both completed applications to the Shire of Harvey . Your Leeuwin Voyage Application and Contract 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 above)
  • From your local Shire of Harvey Office on Uduc Road in Harvey or Mulgara Street in Australind
  • Or by email or post by calling Stella Johnson, Community Officer on 9729 0308 or by email:  stellaj@harvey.wa.gov.au