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"We believe in the power of inspired young people".


The YMCAs of Australia work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.


The Community We All Want

We build strong people, strong families and strong communities. Imagine a community that is supported and nurtured to reach its full potential. By giving people the opportunities and support they need to be ‘strong’ - resilient, and self sufficient - we can help them succeed throughout their lives. Together we can create a foundation for a happier, healthier, more vibrant future for every individual in our community.

The YMCA We Need

Since 1853 the YMCA has come together to help strengthen communities. In the Whittlesea community the Y has provided programs and services since 1986. We need to continue to extend our services to respond to Whittlesea’s changing and growing population, its diversity and the unique needs of this community. Finally, we need to ensure that all community members are included and that everyone has the same opportunities to succeed – now and in the future.

Our Commitment

We are committed to strengthening the foundations of our community; ensuring access for everyone; nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults; building strong families; promoting diversity and healthy living; fostering social responsibility; and supporting those in need.

View the YMCA Strategy 2020-2023.pdf


The YMCAs of Australia are guided to achieve their Mission by the following Christian values. We value:

  •    The whole person, consisting of a body, a mind and a spirit, each of which is of equal importance.
  •    The dignity and intrinsic worth of all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, belief or other difference.
  •    Diversity of people, communities and nations.
  •    Equality of opportunity and justice for all people.
  •    Healthy communities based on relationships between people which are char​acterised by love, understanding        ​​and mutual respect.
  •    Acceptance of personal responsibility.​
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