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The Young Nationals

The Young Nationals is for people aged under 35 who want to make sure the views of young people are heard in Australia’s Parliaments. Young Nationals come from widely diverse backgrounds, but they have one particular thing in common – a passion for regional Australia.

Nobody understands Regional Australia, as well as those that live there. The Young Nationals has an active network stretching across Australia and many members who live in the cities. The Party welcomes young people from all over the nation who want to get involved in conservative politics.

Membership of the Young Nationals offers members the opportunity to engage in political and social activities, learn about Government and politics, contribute to the formulation of party policy, and participate in campaigns and elections.

Many of The Nationals parliamentarians both past and present, at Local, State and Federal levels of government started their political career with the Young Nationals. Leadership, debating and public speaking are key skills that are developed with the guidance and assistance of mentors and our parliamentary patrons.

The Young Nationals play a significant role within the Senior Party and have been encouraging the potential of young people to aspire and achieve for a number of decades.

It opens all kinds of opportunities for young people to play their part, make a difference and have a say in a professional political forum. Join us in our crusade to ensure that we can provide a prosperous future for regional Australia and advance youth issues within our policy platform and through our parliamentarians.

Your Executive

Ruby Cameron

Ruby Cameron

Vice President
Damien Tessman

Jess Price-Purnell

Rohan McPhee

Policy Officer
Rebecca Treloar

Publicity Officer
Nathan Furry

Social Media Officer
Alessia Maruca

Campaign Officer
Kurt Tucker

Immediate Past President
Cameron O’Neil

New South Wales President

Dominic Hopkinson

Northern Territory President (CLP)
Rohan Kelly

Queensland President (LNP)
Jack Piggott

South Australian President
Jonathan Pietzch

Victorian President
Andrew Black

Western Australian President
Lachlan Hunter

FEDERAL President of the Young Nationals, Councillor Cameron O’Neil, has been re-elected to the party’s federal presidency for an historic third term. In an AGM held in The Nationals’ federal party room in Canberra, the Young Nationals remarked on their

THE Federal Young Nationals have launched a campaign on social media to encourage young people to help The Nationals in this year’s federal election. 100 days out from the September 14 election date, the Young Nationals have taken to Twitter


Being a member of the Young Nationals provides Australians under 35 with the forum to have a say in the future of your community, your respective State or Territory and the nation. The Young Nationals allow young people to have ideas for improving your community to develop those ideas and deliver them to Australia’s Parliaments.

Membership of the Young Nationals also provides young Australians with the opportunity to significantly enhance their network of professional and personal contacts. Young Nationals get a vote not just around their own table, but within the senior Party too. Their votes help determine policy and select the Party’s organisational leaders and Parliamentary candidates. The Young Nationals also provides a great avenue for future job and career opportunities.

You will meet a large number of people with diverse backgrounds, develop new friendships, get the opportunity to travel around your State and the country, and enjoy the social camaraderie that is a core part of the Young Nationals’ activities.

The benefits to be gained are only limited by the level of your enthusiasm.

Find your voice, get involved and grab hold of your future.

Most importantly though, being a member of the Young Nationals provides a person under 35 with the easiest method – in all of Australia – to directly influence the formulation of government policy.

‘But I don’t live in Regional Australia?’ Membership of the Young Nationals is not restricted to those living in regional areas. Many of our members hail from metropolitan areas and make an enormous contribution to the Young Nationals.

Take up the challenge today by becoming a member of the Young Nationals to ensure that Regional Australia gets the representation in Parliament that it rightly deserves.

To find out more about Young Nationals activities and membership in your area visit your state division of The Nationals.

New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia

Find your voice, get involved and grab hold of your future.