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 2019

AIYD 2019 dialogue was successfully held in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia from 20th – 23rd February 2019. More details about the dialogue are available here.


“Good relations between countries are ultimately founded upon good personal relationships. The Australia India Youth Dialogue recognises this, and for many years has been at the forefront of fostering friendship, contacts and networks between young people from both countries.
As Patron, I have every confidence that the bonds of friendship and respect forged by the AIYD will continue to contribute to the strength and value of this most important bilateral relationship.

Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).



The AIYD’s strength lies in its diverse alumni network spanning across Australia, India and beyond. We currently have 150 Alumni who come 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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