YMCA Ballarat

YMCA Ballarat is a community based organisation which believes in the power of inspired young people. The organisation delivers a range of programs and services to build healthier, happier and connected communities.

25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

03 4311 1500



Ballarat YMCA

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

  • YMCA Life Skills & Empowerment Program

    At the YMCA we are proud to deliver a Life Skills & Empowerment Program at our West Ballarat Youth Hub and South Ballarat Youth Hub, for young people aged 10-17 years of age. At the YMCA we believe in the power of inspired people and encouraging them to shine in their everyday lives and into their future.

    To achieve this we deliver a wide variety of activities and specific skill acquisition/educational opportunities. These sessions may take the form of an incursion or an excursion and are centered on six general themes: social engagement, job skills training, independence skills training, safety education, health promotion and leadership development.

    This program is run by dedicated staff and volunteers who commit their time every week to your young people.

    The YMCA Life Skills & Empowerment Program offers three sessions per week at the West Ballarat Youth Hub, 35 Violet Grove Wendouree:

    • Tuesday 3:30 - 6:00pm; Seniors Group 14-17 years
    • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30pm; Juniors Group 10-12 years
    • Thursday 3:30 - 6:00pm; Inters Group 12-14 years

    And two session per week at the South Ballarat Youth Hub, 16 Nandiriog Drive Delacombe:

    • Friday 3:30 - 6:00pm; Inters Group 11-14 Years.
    • Friday 3:30 - 6:00pm; Seniors Group 14-17 years.

    If you have any further questions or would like a further explanation of the content of the activities at the YMCA, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0458 374 910.

  • ReCranked Bike Recycling

    Bike recycling program which through the assistance of volunteers, refurbishes donated bikes. These are distributed to needy recipients and school bike programs. 

    Opportunities to volunteer and learn bike maintenance skills.

    Monday and Friday 2pm - 5pm, Wendouree Youth Centre, 35 Violet Grove, Wendouree

    Email: ballarat@ymca.org.au

  • Volunteering

    Many various opportunities for volunteering and work placements within YMCA programs and services.

    For more information:

    Visit: www.ballarat.ymca.org.au

    Phone: (03) 4311 1500

    Email: ballarat.volunteers@ymca.org.au

  • YMCA Connect Camp

    Connect Camp is a school holiday camp for young people aged 8 to 16 who are considered vulnerable, disadvantaged or at risk. 

    On Camp, kids work with experienced and passionate YMCA volunteers, who provide intensive support to the campers through one-on-one mentoring. Along with other kids from around the state, they are encouraged to realise their potential and learn about community values and leadership.

    For more information about YMCA Connect Camp, please contact YMCA Ballarat on 4333 6400 or email ballarat.youthservices@ymca.org.au