SWY Port of Call 

15-17th Feb 2019

SWY Australia is excited to once again host the Ship for World Youth in Brisbane.  SWY has a long history of visiting Brisbane, as it is a perfect host city for an international youth leadership and cross-cultural understanding program.  Brisbane is the cosmopolitan capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is a vibrant city with a diverse and multicultural population.

About Brisbane

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city with 2.4 million people calling it home.  Brisbane is also one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia. The population of Brisbane is young and skilled, highly educated and culturally diverse.

This beautiful green city is located on the banks of the Brisbane River which carves down the centre of the city providing stunning views.  Brisbane is built on the land of the Turrbal and Jagera Aboriginal people who remain the traditional owners of this special land.


Brisbane has an incredible subtropical climate and an average of eight hours of sun per day - a prefect destination for life in the great outdoors.  During the Port of Call it will be summer with a minimum average temperature of 21C and a maximum of 30C. 


Things To Do

Brisbane offers endless attractions and sights for visitors to the city.  No matter your interest, Brisbane has what you are looking for.

Brisbane is a safe and welcoming city where visitors can explore the river, parks and outdoor spaces, or feast on a calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, cultural and sporting events.  Discover some of the best restaurants in the country as well as a vibrant live music, contemporary art and gallery scene. Enjoy the vibrant local life at weekend markets, shop for international brands and cutting-edge local designer fashion, or scour antique shops for the perfect memento of your stay. 

Excited to know more?  Visit the link to discover Brisbane.



Brisbane is full of accomodations options, from budget to luxury.  No matter what you are looking Brisbane has it.  Click here to browse options.  

Would you really like to get to know Brisbane and its people?  SWY Australia will help organise accomodation with local host families for those volunteering and supporting POC activities.  Save money and learn about Australia! Register you interest on the volunteer registration page or contact us for more information. 

Getting to Brisbane


Brisbane is an easily accessible city with Brisbane Airport, Australia's third busiest, welcoming direct flights from 31 international destinations including Japan.  Brisbane is the closest destination for many international travelers to Australia and is a great starting place for your Australian adventure.  Visit your favourite airline's website to get your tickets!


Brisbane POC Schedule

SWY Australia has an exciting program planned for the SWY participants.  SWY Australia has worked closely with government, business and community organisations to develop a program that with educate and challenge participants, while at the same time giving them an insight into Australia and its culture.  Find out more about the scheduled activities below.

Coming soon


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Ship for World Youth Australia Incorporated is a registered charity with the Australia Charity and Not For Profit Commission 

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