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Featuring a stellar line up of speakers, film and live music, the fourth annual Unleashed Festival will take over Melbourne’s Fed Square on Saturday 24th September.

Hosted by FYA, Unleashed provides skills and connections that will equip young innovators, makers, thinkers and doers with the ability to change the world. Over 1000 young people from every corner of the country will come together to talk big issues, find out about big innovations and develop skills to make a big impact.   

Free  |  12noon – 6pm (pitch-ups from 10.30am)
Unleashed Festival – Sat 24 Sept | Fed Square, Melbourne
Unleashed Awards – Fri 23 Sept | Deakin Edge, Fed Square, Melbourne

2016 Speaker Lineup


Robbie Gillies

Co-Founder, Homeless of Melbourne & HoMie label and stores


Nayuka Gorrie

Black activist, Writer and Youth Worker

Nipuni Wijewickrema

Nipuni Wijewickrema

ACT Young Australian of the Year


Jess Scully (Host)

Founding director of Vivid Ideas, Curator of TEDxSydney & instigator of Kids Hack Day Sydney

Live Concert


L‐Fresh the Lion


Dorsal Fins



Gabriella Cohen

Gabriella Cohen

Challenge yourself. Change your perspective. Create change.

Who is FYA?

FYA is Australia’s only national for-purpose organisation dedicated to backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.

Each year FYA hosts Unleashed to celebrate Australia’s community of brilliant young people creating positive social change.


Hey you, we want you at Unleashed. Here’s the best way to get there.

FYA is committed to making Unleashed as accessible as possible for all young people. Unleashed will be returning to Fed Square again in 2016, and much like FYA, Fed Square is committed to accessibility throughout all of their events.

P.S. Make sure you catch the train or tram to Unleashed! We’re right across the road from Flinders Street Station. There is also ample bike parking.

Where is Unleashed?

FYA and Fed Square acknowledge that we are gathered on the lands of the Kulin nations, we respect their traditions and embrace their traditional and contemporary expression.