Sikh Youth Australia

About Us

Our Story 

Sikh Youth Australia is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower young Sikhs to become community leaders. SYA is dedicated to providing and making a unified, organised resource centre available, enabling Sikh Youth to reach their potential in all key areas of their lives. Through their initiatives and affiliations with other Sikh organisations, SYA commits to promoting love, peace, understanding and the practice of Sikh values in all aspects of life in multicultural Australia.
Sikh Youth Australia was established in 1999 by a group of passionate young Sikhs inspired to make a difference in their community. They noticed a lack of resources and support for young Sikhs in Australia and decided to act upon it. Since then, SYA has grown into a vibrant community of young Sikhs who dedicate themselves to promoting Sikh values and traditions. We plan numerous occasions and activities throughout the year, including summer camps, workshops, seminars, and cultural festivals. SYA seeks to provide a base for the participation and contribution of the whole Sikhs community in Australia interested in building a strong, vibrant, fun-loving community of Sikh Youth, keeping our rich heritage, traditions, cultural, moral values and proud record of professional excellence alive. We believe that young Sikhs can positively impact their communities and the world. Our unwavering commitment lies in providing them with the necessary support and guidance throughout their transformative journey.

Our Vision

At Sikh Youth Australia, we believe that young Sikhs have the potential to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. Our vision is to create a world by empowering the Sikh Youth to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society.  

Our Mission 

SYA’s mission is to empower the Sikh community, fostering their identity and active contribution to Australian society. Through diverse events and activities, we cultivate a welcoming space where young Sikhs can embrace their Sikh heritage and culture, refine leadership skills, and be part of an enthusiastic community that upholds Sikh values and traditions.

Our dedication to the community is evident through our core initiatives, which encompass nurturing youth, empowering young adults to become exemplary citizens, and striving for overall community improvement.

Our Values  

SYA upholds values of empowerment, unity, cultural preservation, and active community engagement to foster a strong and vibrant Sikh Youth community. Some of the principles that guide and support the achievement of our vision are as follows:
Faith: Our unwavering dedication towards Sikhism is rooted in the philosophy and universal wisdom enshrined in the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.


Culture and Identity: We value promoting, understanding and recognition of Sikh culture, identity, and heritage in our local and wider Australian community.


Embracing Diversity: We believe in a socially inclusive path involving people from all backgrounds upholding every individual’s belief and perspective.


Youth Investment and Social Capital Building: We invest in our Young Sikh Community as they hold the key to the future of the community, and we dedicate to fostering talent, cultivate leadership skills, encouraging creativity, and inspiring innovation among the vibrant Australian Sikh Youth community.


Equality: Sikhism, a democratic faith, places significant importance on an individual and treats everyone equally, irrespective of age, gender, race, or ethnic background. SYA upholds all individuals, religions, and communities with equality at our core.
Sewa (Selfless Service): We believe in serving others and making a positive difference in the world with Sewa or Selfless Service, which embodies compassionately serving others without any expectation of reward.

Our Organisation

Sikh Youth Australia – Embracing the vibrant spirit of Sikh Youth in this beloved southern land!  
Since 1999, SYA has been dedicated to empowering Sikh Youth by fostering their active engagement, contribution, participation, and knowledge in:
  • Promoting Sikh Awareness
  • Addressing Sikh Community Affairs
  • Celebrating Cultural Programs
  • Preserving Sikh Traditions
  • Developing Life Skills
  • Nurturing Leadership Programs
Through a range of initiatives and collaborations with fellow Sikh organisations, SYA is committed to fostering Love, Peace, Understanding, and the embodiment of Sikh values throughout multicultural Australian society and is devoted to empowering Sikh Youth, nurturing them to become exemplary Australian Sikh citizens and leaders in their respective fields and communities. SYA creates an environment of joy, affection, and knowledge for Sikh Youth, their families, and friends. We warmly welcome the active participation and contributions of all Sikhs, passionate about building a resilient and vibrant community that preserves our rich traditions, culture, moral values, and esteemed legacy of professional excellence. As a non-profit and charitable organisation, Sikh Youth Australia remains steadfast in its mission to provide a unified and organised resource centre, equipping Sikh Youth to unlock their full potential in all key aspects of their lives.
SYA empowers Sikh Youth through social connections, spiritual education, and mentorship, enabling personal growth and strong community bonds. Our mission is to deliver relevant Sikh teachings and inspire future generations with the support of the Sikh community and the blessings of the Guru. SYA strives to make a humble yet meaningful contribution to Sikhi and the Sikh community, both in Australia and beyond.

Our Policies

SYA values the privacy and security of all individuals within our community. We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and safeguarding the personal information shared with us. Our privacy policy outlines our practices and procedures to ensure that personal information is collected, used, and stored under applicable privacy laws and regulations. We only collect personal information necessary for providing our services, organising events, and facilitating effective communication. This information is obtained voluntarily and handled with the utmost care and respect. By adhering to our privacy policy, we aim to create a safe and trustworthy environment for our community members, fostering confidence and maintaining the integrity of our interactions and relationships.

Audited Accounts

SYA’s audited accounts provide transparent financial information, ensuring accountability and trust. These meticulously reviewed records reflect our efforts and responsible management of resources to support our mission and community initiatives. The following reports are accessible for your reference

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