The Australasian Zionist Youth Council Inc (AZYC), is the roof body for Australia and New Zealand’s 7 Zionist youth movements.


Movements affiliated with the AZYC have branches in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia and Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand. The movements, their leaders and dedicated shlichim (emissaries), ensures that it remains at the forefront of informal communal education.

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The AZYC administers and supports the Shnat Hachshara programmes for all the movements and ensures an efficient registration system for all participants to use before they leave on the Israel program.
The AZYC runs several seminars throughout the year for all Shnat participants, including Opening Seminar, Global Antisemitism and Advocacy seminars and Closing Seminar.
The AZYC assists the smaller communities of Adelaide and Canberra in allowing for movements from the bigger communities to run regular activities. See more about outreach.
The AZYC is run by the Tzevet AZYC, headed by the Chairperson. To contact the officeholders, please see the contact page.
All AZYC programs are proudly recognised by MASA Israel Journey – a joint project of the Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency for Israel.