Meet Our Partners

At the Youth Ocean Carnival, we are proud to collaborate with a diverse array of partners who share our commitment to youth-led environmental and ocean conservation.

Blue Carpet Partners

Support Partner

Global Goal Partners


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

CollaborOCEANS is an environmental arts organisation hosting ocean exhibitions, events, and campaigns to raise awareness of 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!’

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Conservation Volunteers Australia joins Youth Ocean Carnival as a Global Goal Partner. With over four decades of experience harnessing the power of volunteers for environmental restoration and conservation, CVA’s approach is built on the foundation that collective, hands-on action can lead to significant environmental outcomes.

Their projects range from habitat restoration and wildlife protection to community education and engagement, all designed to foster a deeper connection between people and the natural world. This partnership amplifies our carnival’s efforts by mobilising communities to participate in meaningful conservation activities, aiming to inspire nationwide stewardship of natural habitats.

In 2024, CVA launched its national partnership with World Ocean Day, bringing over 75 community volunteering Action Projects between January and March with a major promotional event, World Ocean Day Down Under.  

With CVA, we unite to enhance biodiversity and ecological health through collaborative efforts, reflecting our shared commitment to a sustainable future.

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