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Young Nationals

The WA Young Nationals is a group of dedicated, enthusiastic young people from widely diverse backgrounds with one thing in common – a passion for regional Western Australia.

The WA Young Nationals is open to anyone aged under 32 who has an interest in politics and want to ensure the voice of regional youth is heard by the State’s key decision makers. We offer every member the chance to have a say on the issues that matter to them most.

Young Nationals membership affords like-minded people the opportunity to advance their knowledge of Government and the political process and contribute to the development of party policy. The Young Nationals has an active network spanning across regional Western Australia and also has members who live in the cities.

The President’s Advance Program is a WA Young Nationals’ initiative that invests in the young people who will be the future of The Nationals WA. The program works to develop the political expertise and skills of engaged and active Young Nationals. For more information click here. 

The Young Nationals WA are also very active in campaigns and elections – working tirelessly to ensure that The Nationals WA message is spread across regional WA. 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 decades.

Presidents Advance Program

The President’s Advance Program is an exciting opportunity for members of the WA Young Nationals to develop their understanding of the political process. Participants will experience all facets of political life via direct access to The Nationals WA executive team and members of the Parliamentary National Party.

President’s Advance Program participants have the opportunity to:

  • Work in a Ministerial Office to assist with a range of duties including policy development, media, coordinating ministerial announcements and appropriate meetings.
  • Attend a policy workshop to understand the process of policy development and to identify, research and formulate policies to be presented and debated at The Nationals WA State Conference.
  • Attend a media workshop to develop basic media skills, including speech and press releases writing, public speaking and giving interviews.
  • Attend The Nationals WA State Conference and The Nationals Federal Council.

Interested applicants are required to complete an application form along with their resume and a cover letter detailing why they want to participate in the program and why they’re passionate about regional Western Australia.

Successful applicants will be asked to contribute a registration fee. In this regard, we encourage participants to approach their local Member of Parliament for support.

For more information contact WA Young Nationals President Lachlan Hunter on 0457 721 949 or email