NSW State Conference 2023

Registrations for 2023 New South Wales State Conference are open – REGISTER HERE!


UN Youth New South Wales’ State Conference 2023 will see up to two hundred high school students from across the state meet at Collaroy Centre (Collaroy, New South Wales) to learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy and to take part in the global conversation about international law. At State Conference, you will form friendships with a diverse array of students from all around New South Wales and become inspired to deliver change in your community and globally.

The 2023 State Conference focuses on the theme of ‘Conflict in the Modern Age’ and spans two and a half days, giving students a whole weekend to make new friends from across the state! Delegates (students) will spend the first day of the State Conference meeting each other, getting involved with our interactive modern conflict workshops and tackling a simulated Interactive Problem Solving activity. The final day of State Conference is the Delegate’s chance to emulate a member state of the United Nations in Model UN committee debates. Get into a diplomat’s shoes for a day and do your best to pass resolutions that will benefit the global community and align with your national interests – not always an easy task.

If this sounds interesting, you can head to our registration form HERE!

Event Details

When: Friday 10 March 2023 (late afternoon) to Sunday 12 March 2022 at 5:00pm (overnight event).

Where: The Collaroy Centre, 22 Homestead Ave, Collaroy NSW 2097, with the Sunday to be held in the Sydney CBD.

Who: New South Wales High School students in Years 9 to 12.

Cost: $265.00 Per Person – please note that accessibility scholarships are available.

There are scholarships available for students whose financial situation prevents them from attending State Conference. They take the form of a reduced or waived registration fee. Please note that the number of accessibility scholarships UN Youth NSW can offer is limited and there is no guarantee all applicants will receive one. Anyone who is successful in their application for an accessibility scholarship will receive instructions at that time as to how to register for 2022 State Conference.

To apply, just head to the 2023 NSW State Conference registration form here and select the accessibility scholarship option!

Need more info? Please get in touch with the NSW Equity Officer at nswequity@unyouth.org.au.

Any other questions? Get in touch with our State Conference Convenor, Georgia Smith, at nswstateconference@unyouth.org.au if you are unable to pay the registration fee in a lump-sum amount and need to arrange a flexible payment option.

The safety of all participants is paramount to us at UN Youth NSW. We are bound by UN Youth Australia’s rigorous Federal Welfare Policy and will have a First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trained Welfare Team, dedicated to supporting the participants at State Conference in 2022. UN Youth NSW facilitators have valid Working with Children Checks. If you have any further questions, please contact our Head of Welfare at nswadmin@unyouth.org.au.


UN Youth New South Wales affirms its commitment to public health in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, it is a requirement that all participants be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the commencement of State Conference.

To verify vaccination status, participants must submit a copy of their proof of vaccination, most commonly in the form of a digital COVID-19 vaccinate certificate issued by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). All those reporting medical exemptions must present evidence of such an exemption from a registered medical practitioner – most commonly in the form of a contraindication notice.

All participants, regardless of vaccination status, must submit a negative COVID-19 rapid test within 24 hours of the commencement of the event. We continue to actively monitor recommendations issued by NSW Health. Should any part of this policy change, all participants will be notified in as timely a manner as is practicable. We hope that this event will be safe and enjoyable for all.

If you have any questions regarding exemptions or vaccination status, please contact the NSW Director of Administration at .


Accessibility Scholarships

Accessibility scholarships are available for anyone whose ability to participate in our events is impacted by registration and other costs. Should you face barriers attending the event, we highly encourage you to apply for a scholarship or the payment plans we have available. Our options are designed to be flexible to best support your needs:

Full or Part Scholarship: A reduced or complete waiving of the registration fee for the event. 

Payment Plan: The registration fee can be paid flexibly in instalments over a period of time. The frequency of payments will be decided by you and the Equity Officer. 

If you wish to further discuss any of these options, please email our Equity Officer at nswequity@unyouth.org.au.

Translated Information Packs

If you would like to know more about the UN Youth NSW 2022 State Conference, we have key information available in the following languages:


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Italian (Italiano)

Korean (한국어)

Malayalam (മലയാളം)

Spanish (Español)

Telugu (తెలుగు)

Urdu (اردو)

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

For general information about UN Youth NSW and what we do as an organisation, please navigate HERE or to the Translated Information Packs – General Information tab at the top of the page!

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