The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is closely monitoring the evolution and impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). AYAA is developing strategies to ensure our national events can still run throughout the year and ensuring precautionary measures are in place to protect the safety and health of all members of our community.

The AYAA will follow the Australian Government & professional health organisations’ recommendations regarding COVID-19 in the lead up to and planning of all our events. It is likely that our events will be significantly impacted. However, we are currently reviewing these events to ensure that the safety of attendees is not compromised while ensuring that the hard work already put into them is recognised. The AYAA will decide on a case-by-case basis for each event and will ensure to communicate any situation change to all relevant parties.

Currently, as of the 27th of March 2020, the Aerospace Futures conference in July will be moved to a virtual event. We are reviewing the deliverables and timeline for the Australian Universities Rocket Competition and formal announcements will be made as soon as possible. The organising committee for the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum in Queensland is progressing ahead to be ready for the event to be held in December. Any further changes to these events will be posted to our website & social media.

The AYAA is unequivocal in ensuring the health of its volunteers and members. As such, we urge all members of our community to follow the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice for effective protective measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHO Links

AUS Government

All updates will be made through our website and social media platforms. For any questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on an AYAA event, please email: