We are influenced by a global mission to provide opportunities for all to grow in body, mind and spirit. The Y’s of Australia are guided by a belief in the power of inspired young people.

At the Y Canberra Region, we believe in the power of inspired young people. We strive to empower, connect and support our youth, staff and volunteers in their lives and in the community.


As part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, the Y is passionate about providing space for young people to grow, learn, move and thrive.


We deliver services across Canberra and surrounding regions in community health, recreation and fitness, before and after school care, early learning centres, accommodation, camps and youth services.

Our Services

Early Learning Care

At the YMCA, we cultivate Early Learning Centres that are inclusive, empowered and connected. Our children’s services are located across the Canberra Region and offer a range of facilities and services to support our community and inspire our young people.

School Aged Care & Programs

YMCA Canberra is one of the leading providers of Before and After School Care across Canberra and surrounds. From Bungendore to Sutton, and Gowrie to Gungahlin, we provide a safe environment for children to learn, socialise and play. This also includes Vacation Care in central locations during the holidays.


YMCA Canberra Region is always looking at new and impactful ways of providing connection, community and support to youth. From Space Squad and gymnastics to youth retreats, we are proud to celebrate and empower the youth of our community.
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Health & Recreation

We offer services and facilities for all age groups across health, recreation and fitness. From our Chifley Health and Wellness Centre, to Sailing Club, Paddle Hub and RAID Basketball, we have something for everyone.


Our accommodation includes our award-winning Leumeah Lodge, and our tranquil Bush Capital Lodge. With both locations only minutes to the main attractions of Canberra and its surrounds, the YMCA provides all of your group accommodation needs.

Safeguarding at the Y

At the Y Canberra Region, Safeguarding Children and Young People is our highest priority. We want Children and Young People to hear our message loud and clear, we want you to “Feel Safe and Be Safe”.

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