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 An immersive retreat exploring politics and society. 
Spend a week making friends and learning how to work and live for the common good.

Launched in 2009 by the Thomas More Centre, YPAT has changed and adapted to the next generation. With over 250 alumni, we invite 18-30 year olds to apply for the next winter session.  Apply here.
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What is YPAT?

Are you a young person aged between 18 – 30? Do you want to learn more about the political, social and institutional structures of the world? Do you want to learn what you can do make a difference, exactly where you are? 
Ypat is about the polis – that broad all encompassing social and cultural realm in which we all live and which is why there are such things as politics and policies
Ypat is about action and advocacy, but more than that it is about the reasons for such things and even the reasons why stillness and waiting and contemplation might be the most effective action.
Ypat is a week long immersion retreat into society and politics. A residential program where you’ll gain the knowledge, insight and some practical understanding of the cultural and political systems.

You’ll make like-minded friends and spend hours discussing your passions and goals over meals and activities.

Reserve your place with a $50 deposit.

YPAT residential 2023

DATES: Ypat Residential will run from 25 June to 30 June 2023.

LOCATION: College Residence near UQ, St Lucia, (Brisbane) Qld. Exact location provided upon offer of a place.

COST:  $480. Includes all activities, meals and accommodation.
There is the option available to pay via instalments.

AGE LIMIT: Ypat is open to any young person aged between 18 – 30, of any belief or background, as long as they are of good will and agree to respect the values of the Thomas More Centre.


  1. Pay your fully refundable $50 Ypat deposit. Click here to complete this step.
  2. Click on the button below and fill out the application form for Ypat.
  3. Once your application is approved, pay the remaining $430 as per emailed instructions.

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