At Rural Inspire we are driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to creativity, self-belief, positive challenges and a quality education.

As rural and remote young people we are passionate about following our dreams and encouraging our peers to do the same.

Believe

Follow the journeys of other rural young people, get inspired to dream big.

Connect

Start chasing your life after high school, with mentors, resources and more.

Challenge

Realise your full potential, grow leadership skills and use your student voice. 

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Teaching rural students with podcasts

Teaching rural students with podcasts

NameLouise HobbsFromKaniva, VictoriaWorkSecondary Teacher, Science, STEM, Business and Agriculture PassionsScience Communication, Videography, Educational EquityLouise Hobbs grew up in Kaniva, right near the border of Victoria and South Australia. She didn’t know what...

Tim Vo

Tim Vo

FromWarracknabeal, VictoriaWorkElectoral Officer, Federal GovernmentPassionsEducation, Politics, CommunityTim's JourneyWhat did you do straight after high school?  After finishing year 12 at Warracknabeal, I worked for a year at the local Catholic Primary School as an...

Zoey Torney

Zoey Torney

FromSaint Arnaud, VictoriaCareerParamedic and NursePassionsCommunity, Paramedicine, Health Care Zoey TorneyWhat did you do after high school? I left school and went straight to uni to do a double degree in paramedicine and nursing. This wasn’t always the plan, I...

Tom Poulton

Tom Poulton

FromTallangatta, VictoriaAge20WorkProduct and sales specialist, Automotive IndustryAspirationsGraphic Design, AnimationTom's JourneyBeing a Rural Youth Ambassador My brother was a Rural Youth Ambassador two years before me so that’s how I got involved in Rural...

How I applied for the Skyline Program

How I applied for the Skyline Program

Prabh Sandhu is a year 11 student from Mansfield Victoria. In 2020, he participated in the Rural Youth Ambassador program. This year he was accepted into the Skyline Program, which provides Prabh with financial and education support for his VCE studies.How did you...

Running a carbon-neutral business

Running a carbon-neutral business

FromPokolbin, Hunter Valley NSWOrganisationKeith Tulloch WinePassionsSustainability, Climate Change Action, BiodiversityAlisdair's StoryAlisdair Tulloch is fifth-generation grapegrower and winemaker at Keith Tulloch wines, which has been certified as carbon neutral by...

Kaylee Comben

Kaylee Comben

FromYanakie, VictoriaAge24PassionsTravel, new experiencesKayleey's JourneyChasing the right opportunities Since finishing school I’ve been focusing on chasing opportunities that I think will suit my personality. I did try going to university after year 12, but I...

Xavier Healy

Xavier Healy

FromOuyen, VictoriaAge25WorkPolicy Advisor, Parliament of VictoriaStudyBachelor of Arts (Honours) at The University of Melbourne.Xavier's JourneyGrowing up in Ouyen I grew up in Ouyen, a small town in North-West Victoria. My family owned a farm and later some small...

How I founded Country to Canberra

How I founded Country to Canberra

FromBlyth, South Australia and now live in Queanbeyan, New South WalesWorkFounder and Chair of national non-profit Country to CanberraPassionsCommunity/regional development, gender equality issues, and of course, my 1 year old Corgi called Roy!Hannah's StoryHannah...

My passion for music

My passion for music

FromNorth Avoca, VictoriaAge26PassionsMusic, entertainment and self developmentNick's StoryAfter growing up in rural Victoria, Nick Read is now a full-time musician and DJ based on the northern part of the Central Coast NSW.  He has performed on TV (CH9 Footy Show,...

Jemma Walsh

Jemma Walsh

FromStrathmerton, VictoriaAge23StudyBachelor of Political Science and Bachelor of International Relations,  Australian National University (ANU)WorkCustomer Services Manager, the National Zoo and AquariumPassionsRural education, wildlife conservation, politics Jemma's...