Do you have an exceptional student or youth client who would benefit from an extraordinary experience?

This December, the STV Windeward Bound will once again be setting sail from Hobart with twenty Tasmanian youth from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds. Your student or youth client could be on board!

When: 11th – 20th December 2019

Who: Tasmanian’s aged 15 – 18 from refugee or non-refugee backgrounds from around Tasmania (Please note that all participants are required to have enough English language ability to fully understand and respond to safety instructions aboard the ship.)

How much: All participants must do some fundraising to help offset the costs of this voyage, and will receive guidance if required. Young people from refugee backgrounds are eligible for a subsidy to cover majority of their fundraising goal, and will receive assistance in their fundraising from Rotary Tasmania. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds!

How to apply: Visit to register for an application, or email Applications close 30th of June!

“I met so many amazing people, so culturally diverse and interesting. One of my favourite things to do was to learn more about different people and listen to their stories.. I have definitely grown as a person through opening up and listening to the lives of people from different cultural backgrounds from my own.”

– Neika, 2018 participant


“Over the course of our voyage we all bonded not just as friends but now as a family, we learned things about each other and learned even more about ourselves.”

– Chloe, 2017 participant

“After the voyage, I have become more open to people along with challenges alternating from school to everyday encounters.”
-Richard, 2015 and 2016 participant

“I can’t believe that we could have had such an amazing, life changing experience with not a mobile phone in sight for 10 days!”
– Finlay Cooper, 2016 Participant

“They really have self-belief now that they can do something and they are proud, as they should be, stepping out of their comfort zones and communities to do this”
– Sharon Wright, former Youth Settlements Pathways Coordinator, Migrant Resource Centre

If you have a student or youth client that you think could benefit from this voyage, please share the attached materials with them and encourage them to apply. A brochure with further information about the Youth Leadership Challenge can be found here.

We look forward to meeting your students and clients onboard.