Latest News
Monday, 13 August 2018
YMCA NSW proudly launches the Affinity Network, its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group
YMCA NSW officially launched its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group, the Affinity Network, in Sydney last week (Thursday 9 August).  Read More

Monday, 13 August 2018
Lowering the Voting Age - YMCA's submission
Last Friday, YMCA Australia made a submission on the Lowering the Voting Age and increasing Voter Participation Bill 2018 to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. Read More

Thursday, 2 August 2018
Young people feel politicans don't look out for them
Triple J findings confirm 93% of young people aged 18-29 feel Australia’s politicians aren’t supporting the best interests of young people, and 38% feel mental health is the most pressing issue affecting youth today.  Read More

Thursday, 2 August 2018
Train mind and body for mental fitness: WhyNot?
We love headspace’s headcoach campaign, with seven high-profile Australian athletes including Tom Boyd, Kurtley Beale and James Tedesco sharing candid experiences of their own challenges with mental health. Read More

Monday, 23 July 2018
Raising the voices of young people - Youth Parliament 2018
July is the busiest month for our YMCA Youth Parliament programs. By the end of the month, around 400 young people in Victoria, NSW, South Australia, West Australia and Tasmania will have debated and passed over 50 bills on issues young people care deeply about. Read More

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
YMCA Australia welcomes Tal Karp to the National Board.
YMCA Australia welcomes Tal Karp to the National Board. Tal is an Olympian, former Matilda, lawyer and now, a co-founder and Director of Sixfold Consulting Group. Read More

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Is 16 old enough to vote?
YMCA Australia is preparing a submission on a draft Bill currently before the Federal Parliament that, if passed, would allow young people aged 16 and 17 years to vote in Federal elections.  Read More

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
The inaugural YMCA Youth Summit took place on Monday, 28th May, run by YMCA Victoria and YMCA Australia in partnership with VicHealth. Over 390 students, young people and others joined us at the Melbourne Arts Centre to focus on youth mental health and wellbeing.  Read More

Thursday, 31 May 2018
Today, the YMCA in Australia is pleased to announce its intention to join the National Redress Scheme.  Read More