Applications for the ACSS have now closed.

Application Process

Prospective delegates have completed a written application form and submitted a CV. The written application form determines the applicant’s leadership potential, level of interest in Australia’s national security issues, career aspirations and eligibility. From all the applicants, a select pool will be interviewed via Zoom. Sixty will be chosen from this pool to attend the ACSS in 2020 as Australia’s future national security leaders.


  • Undergraduate student in any State or Territory within Australia;
  • 2nd Year or above;
  • Studying International Security Studies, International Relations, Strategic Studies, Law, Finance, Economics, Languages, Science, Arts, Media, Politics or a related discipline; and
  • Harbours aspirations to become one of Australia’s future national security leaders.

We have a number of limited places for postgraduate students. The ACSS will strive to ensure students from all backgrounds have an opportunity to attend the Summit. Within the delegate demographic, we will strive to achieve gender equity, indigenous participation and participation from culturally diverse individuals.