Charlotte Young

Youth and disability advocate

2024 VIC Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Charlotte Young is an advocate and emerging leader whose goal is to build an Australia that truly reflects the rights and diversity of our communities. 

The co-founder and president of the Australian National University Auslan Club, Charlotte uses her experience as a person with hearing loss to help drive change. The dancer and full-time university student works as an inclusivity consultant to national and international organisations including the Australian Government, Children and Young People with Disability Australia, UNICEF and the U.S. Embassy.  

Charlotte is a fellow with the Clinton Global Initiative University, advocating for young people with disability in the justice system.  

As an executive member in the Global Network of Young People with Disability, and United Nations delegate, she provides sustainable and intersectional advocacy on an international scale. She also works on initiatives and campaigns, including the National Youth Disability Summit, and is a board director at Burgmann College.