Will Austin is a proud Keerray Wurrung and Peek Wurrung man, born and raised on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Daylesford, Victoria. He has a strong cultural connection to the Framlingham mission in south-west Victoria.
Will is a grounded, resilient, values-driven young man who is committed to creating grassroots community change. Throughout his career, which has been predominantly working within the First Nations youth space, Will has been dedicated to supporting the development of strong young leaders, who are each confident in their individual stories, connected to their cultural identities and strengths, and motivated to be the best version of themselves.
Will is the co-founder of Yarn Bark, a First Nations-led organisation focusing on authentic craft, youth cultural mentoring and working towards developing an inclusive Australia. He hopes for a future Australia that draws upon and values the true, deep cultural history of this land and continually connects to the very essence and heartbeat of First Nations People, Culture and Community.