Trailblazers is an exciting initiative from ABC Heywire to support young regional changemakers.

The ABC’s Trailblazers program celebrates and supports regional Australia’s brightest new leaders. A cohort of young changemakers is selected each year, based on the work they are doing to strengthen their communities.

Through the Trailblazers program they have their work shared with the nation on the ABC and receive an incredible package of support.

Past Trailblazers have been working on issues including strengthening Indigenous culture, youth mental health, sustainable agriculture, employment, education and supporting remote entrepreneurs.

Over the past 24 years more than 12,000 young Australians have taken part in this annual regional youth project.

Applications close 20 October.