About Us

Australian Sikh Awards for Excellence is an initiative of Sikh Youth Australia (SYA) and Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN)

Sikh Youth Australia (SYA)

Sikh Youth Australia (SYA) has been operating for 23 years as the largest organisation representing Sikhs in Australia with chapters in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia.

Its mission is to empower Sikh youth, young adults and parents to understand and enjoy their identity and positively contribute to the social and economic development of Australia.

SYA develops initiatives focusing on the spiritual, charitable, cultural and leadership development of our community. Collectively, the following initiatives have directly impacted over 45,000 lives annually across Australia.

SYA is a registered charity run by a dedicated team of volunteers across 5 states and territories.

Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN)

Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN) was established in 2012 to empower the Australian Sikh community to achieve professional excellence. Today, YSPN engages thousands of Sikh professionals across the world and has five permanent chapters at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.

YSPN’s aim is to develop ethical Sikh leaders to positively impact the organisations they work in as well as the communities they live in.

Over 11,700 young Sikh professionals (aged 20-40) live and work across Australia according to 2021 census. YSPN directly caters to this audience through:

YSPN also originates, produces and distributes inspirational content to our audience base, reaching thousands of people in a year to stimulate national debate and promote the intellectual visibility of Sikhs.

YSPN is a not-for-profit organisation run by a team of 50+ volunteers, all young professionals themselves.