The Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) is the pre-eminent track-two young leaders’ dialogue between Australia and India. Held in India and Australia in alternate years, the AIYD hosts 15 of the best and brightest young minds from each country at an annual conference.

The AIYD enables a rich exchange of ideas between emerging leaders to think creatively about how the Australia-India relationship may be strengthened through their own work and efforts.

Dialogue 2022

AIYD 2022 will be held in Sydney and Melbourne from 31 May to 4 June.


“You are among our two countries’ best and brightest. At the 2020 AIYD Conference in Delhi & Chennai you will have an opportunity to affect change that will impact & resonate positively around the world. The Conference theme,’Creating our sustainable future’, is timely. As Patron of dailogue, I encourage you to put your friendships & new contacts & networks to good use.”

-Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).



The AIYD’s strength lies in its diverse alumni network spanning across Australia, India and beyond. We currently have over 250 Alumni from all walks of life. Alumni engagement continues beyond AIYD conferences, and many of our alumni have collaborated on projects that have contributed significantly to strengthening the Australia-India bilateral relationship in different arenas.

The AIYD aims to facilitate such interactions throughout the year through various alumni grants and programs.


“AIYD was a unique opportunity to meet an eclectic group of young leaders from diverse fields in India and Australia.  AIYD is a platform, unlike any other, to discuss and ideate, simply put, AIYD is multiculturalism in action. But above all, I know I’ve made friends for life. That for me, has been the single biggest takeaway.”

-Neha Khanna, 2013 Indian Delegate, Journalist, News Anchor with NDTV



“AIYD was an enriching experience that opened my eyes to the great work being done by talented professionals in Australia and India.”

Chris O’Niell, 2014 Australian Delegate, Director, Hydronumerics


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