4-6 MARCH, 2024
Centrepiece at Melbourne Park

Global Citizen NOW brings together the brightest minds, influential decision makers, and the biggest names in pop culture to create a global agenda for urgent action. The summits are about more than talking about the world’s biggest challenges, they are about taking action to solve them.

In March, we returned to Australia and brought Global Citizen NOW to Melbourne, one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cultural epicenters. We partnered with the Victorian Government to invite world leaders, young innovators, and some of Australia’s biggest names to join us for a truly unmissable event.


Youth Leaders

We brought 30 of the region's best young leaders to Melbourne to be a part of the program. Winners were announced in early 2024

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NOW Summit

Leaders from Australia and the Asia-Pacific converged in Melbourne for a two-day summit on change.

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Global Citizen Nights

Over 2,000 Global Citizens gathered for an evening of commitment and celebration headlined by Crowded House.

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Presenting Partner

The State Government of Victoria, Australia delivers a range of services to foster a thriving and culturally diverse community, support its industries and productivity, and preserve its environments.
Melbourne, the state’s capital, is one of the world’s most liveable cities with a leading innovation and technology ecosystem. Renowned for its intellectual and cultural vibrancy, Melbourne is a global knowledge city with outstanding educational institutions and universities that offer a world-class education making it an international hub for students.

Global Partners


Ban-Ki Moon

8th Secretary-General of the UN & Co-Chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

Ben Dawson

Vice President for Cisco Australia and New Zealand

Benson Saulo

Managing Partner, First Australians Capital

Bianca Manning

Global Citizen Youth Leader Awardee

Briana Fruean

Climate advocate and Global Citizen Prize winner

Brigitta Maria Andrea Gunawan

Global Citizen Youth Leader Awardee

Chamathya Fernando

Global Citizen Youth Leader Awardee

Charlie Puth

Global Citizen Ambassador

Cissy Shen

Partnerships and Pipeline Development Coordinator, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific

Cleveland McGhie

Co-Founder of Yaali Collective, beneficiary of Youth Co:Lab

Craig Foster AM LLB

Broadcaster & 2023 NSW Australian of the Year

Hugh Jackman

Global Citizen Ambassador

Jessie McLachlan

CEO & Chair, Altru

Kylie Woodham

Managing Director of Magners Farm

Mark Woodruff

CEO, Citi Australia


Artist and Founder, We Are Warriors

Nornie Bero

Chef and Founder, Big Esso

Osher Günsberg

Media Personality and Climate Advocate

Peter Thomson

UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Lady Roslyn Morauta 

Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS

Sabrina Elba

United Nations IFAD Goodwill Ambassador

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

Xanana Gusmão

Prime Minister of Timor Leste

Ziggy Ramo

Artist and Activist

Abby Finkenauer

US Special Envoy for Youth

Ajay Banga

President, World Bank Group

Alvaro Lario

President of IFAD

Anna Wellenstein

Regional Director, East Asia and Pacific, Sustainable Development Practice Group, World Bank

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO Burnet Institute; Chair Australian Global Health Alliance and Chair Pacific Friends of Global Health

Daniel Flynn

Founder, Thankyou

Deepa Vaidanathan

P&G's Senior Director of Influencer Marketing, ESG

Ellia Green OAM

Olympic Gold Medallist

Jesse Fleay

Research Associate -  National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth, and Justice, Federation University

Jessie McLachlan

CEO & Chair, Altru

Julia Gillard

27th Prime Minister of Australia

Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao

Chief Resource Mobilisation Officer, GAVI

Hon. Michael McCormack MP

Australia’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific

⁠Mariam Veiszadeh

CEO, Media Diversity Australia

Moana Hope

Radio Host & Former AFLW Player

Natalie Hutchins

Minister for Industry and Jobs and Minister for Women

Hon. Pat Conroy MP

Minister for International Development and the Pacific

Peter McMullin


Senator The Hon. Simon Birmingham

 Australia’s Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Rev Tim Costello AO

 Executive Director, Micah Australia

Tim Pallas

Treasurer of Victoria

Zoe Daniel MP


Shape the conversation

What is Global Citizen NOW?

Global Citizen NOW brings together the brightest minds, influential decision makers, and the biggest names in pop culture to create a global agenda for urgent action. The summit is about more than talking about the world’s biggest challenges, it is about taking action to solve them. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne? 

Global Citizen NOW is a dynamic, two-day program focused on turning ideas into impact. Convening the brightest minds and leading voices across all spheres of society, from world leaders to grassroots advocates, Global Citizen NOW showcases the power of cross-sector collaboration to solve the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet. 

Global Citizen NOW will make its international debut in Melbourne, Australia in 2024, between 5-6 March, gathering leading voices from across the Asia-Pacific region for a dynamic, two-day program focused on turning ideas into impact and driving decisive action to end extreme poverty.

With a focus on engaging and elevating young innovators from across the Asia-Pacific region, Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne will convene world leaders, influencers, artists, advocates, journalists, policy experts, and more than 300 of the best young leaders from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to take action on climate, innovation and fighting poverty.

Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne is presented by the State Government of Victoria. Proud partners of Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne include Cisco, Citi and P&G.

The Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne campaign and policy objectives are supported by the ASEAN Youth Agenda Indonesia 2023, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Foreign Policy Community Indonesia, Oaktree, Rotary International, Safer World For All and Uniting to Combat NTDs.

What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty NOW. The voices of millions of Global Citizens around the world are driving lasting change towards sustainability, equality, and humanity by taking action every day. 

We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. 

By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards with tickets to events, products, subscriptions, and more.  Global Citizens have taken over 33.8 million actions since 2009. Today, these actions, in combination with high-level advocacy work, have led to over $43.6 billion being distributed to our partners around the world, impacting 1.29 billion lives in the fight to end extreme poverty.

You can learn more about our impact here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/impact/

What are the Global Citizen Youth Leader Awards?

Global Citizen sponsoring 30 young innovators working to address the issues perpetuating extreme poverty from across the Asia-Pacific region to attend Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne through the Youth Leaders Award program. More than 400 young people applied to join the prestigious cohort, which will travel to Melbourne, Australia’s most diverse city, attend the inspiring summit, and participate in a peer networking training day with other Awardees from various Asia-Pacific countries. 

How can I get involved with Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne? 

If you would like to be involved with Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne in 2024, please register by filling out this form. A member of the Global Citizen team will be in touch if there are opportunities available. 

In the meantime, don’t forget to continue to take action with Global Citizen and register for a Global Citizen account.

We would also love to connect with you on X, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @glblctzn. You can also follow our Global Citizen Australia + New Zealand account on X. Don’t forget to join our brand-new Discord server and talk to other Global Citizens like you!

If you have any questions, please fill out our contact form.

How can I get more updates on Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne? 

One of the absolute best places to watch is via the Global Citizen App, or by following us on X, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok to take action, and receive the latest updates on Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne.

How did Global Citizen begin in Australia?

Founded in Australia in 2008 by Hugh Evans, Simon Moss, Mick Sheldrick, and Wei Soo, Global Citizen began with one mission: end extreme poverty in all its forms around the world. What began as the very first "End Polio Concert" in Perth Australia in 2008, is today a global movement of action takers from around the world campaigning everyday to fight climate change, stand up for education and gender equity, protect civil space and more. 

Australia and the Asia-Pacific region are at risk of being swept away by overlapping and intensifying crises, and it is up to tomorrow's innovators to develop solutions that will benefit future generations. As we return to Australia, where it all began, our mission remains unchanged: to end extreme poverty and inspire people like you to take action globally.

In 2024, over 300 young innovators will join world leaders and some of Australia's most influential changemakers to help shape the future of the Asia-Pacific region and generate impact around the world for Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne, and you don’t want to miss it. 

Global Citizen acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne will be held, which includes Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong, Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. Global Citizen respects and welcomes all people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.