We hope you will inquire about participating in our youth activities, or express an interest in joining a Leo or Lions Club. We also invite parents, carers and teachers to liaise with us about our various activities, and we welcome their support.

Leo Clubs

Youth in Leo Clubs benefit from being able to meet community service requirements of award programs such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Duke’s) and similar programs. Whether you wish to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award community service component, or just make friends with young people in your Leo Club, and serve your community, we welcome your involvement.

Leos are also entitled to receive official awards and recognition for their achievements from our Lions Clubs International Association. Because of the international scope of Leo clubs, members enjoy the global identity of a worldwide organization. International programs such as club twinning, youth exchange and youth camps enable Leos to connect with and learn from other young people around the world. Leo club membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 13 and 30. If you are a young person or a parent, carer or teacher interested in community service opportunities, through Leo Clubs, we would welcome your inquiry.

For more details about joining Leos in the Sydney region or Norfolk Is. please contact our Leo Liaison Chairman Email: and for full details about Leo Clubs in Australia, visit the National Leo website

Youth Of The Year

Young women and men in school uniforms holding certificates accompanied by man and womanIf you are a young person and will be 15 to 19 years of age as at June 30th of the year of the national final, then you are eligible to enter Lions Youth of the Year (YOTY). This is a prestigious event for young people, having been in existence for 50 years and boasts many high profile Australians amongst the ranks of former entrants. You will have an unequalled opportunity to experience an interview situation – in a friendly atmosphere – and a chance to practice your public speaking skills.

The best way to enter is to talk to your local Lions Club. If you don’t know how to do this, email our District YOTY Chairman at and they will contact a local club. Full background and details of the program are available at

YOTY dates for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • Club judging by 5th March
  • Regional Finals by 18th March
  • District 201N5 Final Saturday 28th March 2020, Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Pde, Bankstown
  • State Finals — Saturday of 18th April 2020 hosted by District 201 N2, Club to be advised
  • National Final – Monday, 18th May 2020 Adelaide SA.

Further info please email

Youth Exchange

Young women and men holding flags of their countriesThe Lions International Youth Exchange Program was established in 1961 to give youth an opportunity to travel to exciting international destinations for up to six weeks.

Whilst overseas, the youth live with one or more families associated with Lions International to experience first-hand a new culture, lifestyle and customs.

Unlike some exchange programs, the Lions Youth Exchange Program does not involve tourism, academic studies or employment.

The Lions Youth Exchange Program caters for both inbound and outbound youth exchanges. 

Full background and details of the program for our District YE Chairman at or are available at

Education Builds Bridges

Girls and boys at their desks in a school classroomOur clubs sponsor the education of Indonesian students under the Lions Education Builds Bridges project.

Education Builds Bridges sponsors the education of children in Bandung, Indonesia. The clubs modest donation is one of many which creates a positive impact to many lives – the child, family, friends and peers, the school, the community and the lives that will be touched in the future.

All money donated to the project is distributed via the Lions Clubs in Bandung to the schools involved. 73 children are now being sponsored to further their education and we are now seeing many children realising their dream of education.

Further information


Peace Poster

Congratulations! to Riley Worner

The Lugarno Lions Club’s sponsored entry created by Riley Worner has been chosen as a merit award winner in the 31st Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2019.

Approximately 600,000 children from 60 countries participated in this year’s Peace Poster Contest. The posters were judged at club, district and multiple district levels before reaching the international level, at which point they had been narrowed down to 116 posters. Based on creativity, originality and portrayal of the theme, “Kindness Matters,” Lugarno Lions club’s entry was chosen as one of 23 merit award winners. As such, Riley Worner will receive US$500 and a certificate of merit.

The 23 merit award winners are from Australia, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Palestine, United States (Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and New York), and Ukraine. The grand prize winner will be announced at Lions Day with the United Nations in New York City on Saturday, March 9. Information about the grand prize winner will be posted on the Peace Poster section of the LCI website and on LCI’s social media shortly thereafter.


Dylan - Oatley West Public School

Winner, Dylan – Oatley West Public School

We are pleased to display the Peace Posters of our winner, runner up and highly commended for our district for 2015.

Each year several of our District’s Lions Clubs sponsor the program in their community for children in local schools or organised youth groups, encouraging young people to artistically express their vision of peace as well as expressing in words what peace means.

Participants use a variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint to express a new theme developed each year to spark their imagination. The works created are unique and express the young artist’s life experience and culture.

For details of your closest participating club, contact our District Chairman on More information, including contest rules and photos of past entrants posters may be seen at

Karina - Lugarno Public School

Highly commended, Karina – Lugarno Public School

Lucy - Carlingford West Public School

Runner up, Lucy – Carlingford West Public School