Luna Park ‘Big Top’

9am to 2pm

Secondary Schools Yr 7-11

School Registration Open 3rd April 2024

About Youth Ocean Carnival

The Youth Ocean Carnival specifically focuses on gathering the energy, passion and innovation of GEN Z towards – a call to ocean action.

More About Youth Ocean Carnival

Youth Ocean Carnival is a conservation event that puts young people at the centre of action in this UN Decade of Action. Our vision is to inspire GEN Z to come together in a carnival atmosphere, celebrating their love of the ocean and being empowered to act for its protection.

This UN Decade of Action is an opportunity to engage with the ocean, its beauty, and its future, as well as to inspire the young people in our community as they use their voices to make a positive impact.

The event champions a collaborative approach to ocean conservation around the United Nations 30×30 Goals. The 30×30 Goals are to protect 30% of land and ocean by 2030.

The Youth Ocean Carnival is a CollaborOCEANS Global Goal Partnership with World Ocean Day, The Ocean Project, and The Good Human Factory. We bring together a collective of 6,000+ Networks and 2,000+ Events in 150 Countries with a world-wide audience of millions.

‘With its focus on Gen Z, the timing of Youth Ocean Carnival could not be better, as I believe young people around the world are ready for – indeed, need – this type of celebratory gathering, especially after the past two years, that recognizes the importance of the ocean in all our lives and also activates people for collective action’

– Bill Mott – Executive Director World Ocean Day | The Ocean Project

Olympic Diver

Sam Fricker

Sam has two passions:
Diving and Ocean conservation

World Ocean Day

30×30 Goals

School Workshops

A creative partnership between
Youth Ocean Carnival, World Ocean Day and The Good Human Factory

A boost of positivity!

The Youth Ocean Carnival specifically focuses on gathering the energy, passion and innovation of GENZ (10-25years).


GEN Z is the largest generation ever, with almost 2 billion globally.

As an influencer, Sam believes that this world-first Youth Ocean Carnival could not come at a better time to champion inspiration for ocean action projects and empower millions of GEN Z to become changemakers in protecting our natural world for generations to come.

Global Goal Partners


CollaborOCEANS – ‘Creatives Collaborating for Ocean Conservation’ is our Global Goal Partner.

CollaborOCEANS is an environmental arts organisation hosting a range of ocean exhibitions, events and campaigns to raise awareness for ocean action and celebrate our natural world.

They aim to bring together creatives from all industries as an inspirational collective working to protect the natural beauty of our marine life, reefs and oceans.
The belief is that through art, when people fall in love with the natural world, they are inspired to make a change.

CollaborOCEANS Patrons and Ambassadors creatively drive efforts for ocean action, working together and harnessing the power of art to enact change. – We are ‘better together!’

To find out more, visit


World Ocean Day catalyzes collective action for a healthy ocean and a stable climate, working in collaboration with youth leaders and a wide range of organisations. World Ocean Day belongs to all groups and individuals, collectively, everywhere. It’s about how we can create a better future with an abundant ocean and a stable climate, by working together.

World Ocean Day is our Global Goal Partner and brings with it 6000+networks, 15,000+ events in 140 countries. World Ocean Day is led by a Youth Advisory Council and is a voice at the forefront of ocean action and conservation.

To help achieve the United Nation 30×30 Goal, Youth Ocean Carnival and World Ocean Day will collaborate on interactive experiences embedded into the Youth Ocean Carnival SYD24 event.

One Ocean. One Climate. One Future – Together!

To find out more visit the worldoceanday.org


The Ocean Project is all about collaborative conservation. Youth Ocean Carnival is uniting with The Ocean Project as a Global Goal Partner in our endeavour to support Olympic Diver Sam Fricker and his vision for a world-first Youth Ocean Carnival SYD24 in Sydney, Australia.

This partnership has enormous potential, as other youth-focused organisations around the world benefit from this joint venture through the 2,000+ Youth Network Organisations associated with The Ocean Project.

The Ocean Project believes in the power of partnership to accelerate progress towards a healthy blue planet. We are proud to be aligned with them as we move forward towards the United Nations 30×30 Goal.

Since launching the global coordination of World Ocean Day in 2002, The Ocean Project has continuously built on this unique opportunity to raise the profile of the ocean, culminating in a United Nations-recognised event that began in 2009. It is now a global celebration of our shared ocean.

To find out more, visit theoceanproject.org


Since 2023 we are proud to say that The Good Human Factory is our Global Goal Partner. Founder, Cooper Chapman is from Narrabeen in Sydney Australia and has been a professional surfer for more than 10 years.

The Good Human Factory inspires youth to become aware of and take care of their mental health. Cooper’s goal is to connect people with simple tools to improve their well-being and thrive in life. They teach science-backed skills such as mindfulness, gratitude, kindness, empathy, and taking responsibility. His Workshops have impacted 75+ schools, 35,000 students, and 50+ Corporate Workshops.

Cooper’s ‘Be Kind to the Environment’ underpins all of our Youth Ocean Workshops. This message applies to their core ethos, ‘Be kind to yourself’ and ‘Be kind to others’, and to the planet we share.

The Good Human Factory champions young people with the tools to continually grow and thrive through shared positivity and connection. Helping young people to think differently about mental health and wellbeing through workshops, podcasts, merch and our community.

To find out more, visit thegoodhumanfactory.com