Journey Mates

Rural Inpsire’s Journey Mates is a chance for you to connect with diverse rural young people who have already started their life after school.

We have hundreds of young people from all over the country who come from a similiar background to you.

These young people are now on a journey that reflects your dreams – studying, working, starting apprenticeships, volunteering, travelling.

They are ready to work with you to help you achieve your dreams. 

Find your Journey Mate

Ellie speaks about her experience of Rural Inspire’s Journey Mate Program.

Sarah talks about her Journey Mate and the kind of questions she was able to get answered.

Want to know what the day-to-day is like in a particular job or industry? Looking for someone who is doing TAFE, uni, or both? Want first-hand insights into what a particular TAFE or uni is like? Need help choosing a course? Or advice about moving away from home? Are you wondering if it is worth doing an internship or volunteer work? Or interested in joining the armed services or taking a gap year?

No matter the journey, we’ll connect you with another rural young person who has already started down a similar pathway.

1. Fill out the online form below and we’ll get to work finding your Journey Mate.

2. Once we know what kind of journey you’re interested in, we will connect you to a mentor with relevant first hand experiences. Depending on your preferences, we will link you via social media or email.

3. Then, start the conversation!


“Kirsty was so helpful and made me feel at ease about going to uni. I asked Kirsty questions about whether she recommended buying the textbooks, what subjects she found easy or hard. She even showed me an app and computer program that she found helpful when studying specific things like human bones.”

– Caitlin, Maryborough

“Being paired up with Joe was an extremely good fit. He was from a similar background, living in a rural area and also moved away to study in the agriculture sector. He has been super supportive and reassured me that if I am ever stuck with anything or face any troubles he is only a phone call or text message away.”

– Toby, Boorcan


Find your Journey Mate

Planning on moving away from home after year 12?

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