What is Power Shift?

Power Shift
Climate change was a defining issue of this year’s Federal election - and young people were key to making that happen

We learned how powerful we are when we come together in our communities to make climate a key priority everywhere. But this is just the beginning.

If we’re going to leave fossil fuels behind for good, make sure our world is powered by renewable energy, support communities to transition into new industries, and help prepare those on the frontlines to recover from climate disasters, we need to keep the momentum rolling and show our political leaders that the time for transformative change is right now.

That’s where Power Shift comes in. Power Shift is a 3-day, high-energy, youth climate summit bringing together hundreds of young people to build relationships and learn vital skills to take action for climate justice.

Get ready to hear from inspirational speakers: staunch activists on the frontlines of the fight against fossil fuels, experts who know how we fix this mess, and other young people who are using their power to create change. 

Whether you’ve been involved in campaigns before or you’re brand new, this is the place for you. You’ll choose different workshops that match your interests and experience level - and we are committed to making this event as accessible as possible for everyone.

History tells us that the only way that we can shift things is if we band together in large numbers, tell stories and share our vision for a better future. When hundreds of people get in a room together (physical or virtual), magic happens: relationships form, we inspire each other and we make plans for how we are going to fight for justice.

Who’s running it?

Power Shift is run by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) - Australia’s largest youth climate organisation. For more than fifteen years, we’ve been building the collective power of young people across the continent, and demanding transformative action on climate that puts communities first. 

Our generous funders and partners

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Western sydney uni
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"Powershift was an unforgettable experience. My life has been changed after three incredible days of fun, learning and action. It's amazing to be surrounded by such inspiring people who are so passionate about changing the world."

"Hopeful, urging and emotional. My eyes have been opened to the importance of our First Nation people being at the forefront of this fight!"

"Completely overwhelming. The passion and rage and emotion was indescribable. I loved hearing from the First Nations people and learning more about their culture and their experiences."

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