Will Austin (he/him)

senior manager, yLab first nations

Will is a proud First Nations man from the Gunditjmara country, South West Victoria. As First Nations Manager at Ylab, Will collaborates with young First Nations people to embed their voices into complex social solutions.

Prior to joining YLab, Will founded First Nations led businesses, Yarn Bark, and Australian suicide prevention and mental health charity, Turn to Me LTD. Will has worked in a range of role across a range of sectors including First Nations, grassroots advocacy, community development and Not-for-Profits.

Will has an extensive history with FYA, participating in WOW in 2012 and Change It Up, NIYLA’s National Gathering and Propeller in 2013, and from 2015 to 2017 was an IMPACT Program Coordinator.