Outside School
Hours Care

The Y’s OSHC programs do not exist to merely occupy children out of school. Operating at 9 locations, and offering transport for other local schools, we exist to stimulate, inspire and involve young people so they arrive back home with the sort of zeal and enthusiasm every parent wants to see.

We believe in the power of inspired young people and we know that if we can create the sort of programs that make outside school hours care more than just a compromise, young people will be inspired. And from that their power emerges.

We also appreciate that for parents who face the decision to leave their children in others’ care, that a special experience will ensure their kids are stimulated today – and will want to come again tomorrow. Which ultimately makes parents smile, knowing they have chosen well. And that’s something to cherish.

We cater to the needs of all children and offer a range of enjoyable activities including sports, ball games and team games, arts and crafts, cooking, creative and expressive arts such as drama, singing and dancing, board games and puzzles, homework time, gardening and recycling and much more. We also provide healthy and delicious snacks, with breakfast being served in the morning, and afternoon tea after school.


The Y Ballarat offer School Holiday Programs in Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Ararat and Hamilton.

After School Care
a: Cuthberts Rd, Alfredton 3350
p: 0492 847 596
e: alfredton.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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Ararat 800

Before School Care, After School Care
and Vacation Care
a: 70-78 Moore Street, Ararat
p: 0400 886 524
e: ararat.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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Bacchus Marsh Grammar

After School Care and
Vacation Care
a: 37 Maddingley Rd, Maddingley 3340
p: 0438 154 842
e: maddingley.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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Ballarat North

After School Care and
Vacation Care
a: 513 Landsborough Street, Ballarat North
p: 0492 890 932
e: ballaratnorth.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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After School Care and
Vacation Care
a: 42 Gray Street Hamilton
p: 0447 710 331​
e: hamilton.oshc@yballarat.org.au​​

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Before School Care and
After School Care
a: 49 Inkerman Street, Newington 3350
p: 0491 188 578
e: newington.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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Our Lady Help of Christians

After School Care and
Vacation Care
a: 484 Gillies St, Wendouree 3355
p: 0491 743 126
e: olhc.oshc@yballarat.org.au

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After School Care
a: 150 Eleanor ​Drive, Lucas​ 3350​
p: 0447 710 398
e: siena.oshc@yballarat.org.au​

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​​​​​OSHC Transport Schools

Provided for Permanent Bookings only.
Please note: transport from the below schools is subject to numbers.

St Patrick’s Parish Primary School
119 Drummond St South, Ballarat 3350
After School Care: Newington Primary School
Before School Care: Newington Primary School​
Dana St Primary School
Dana St, Ballarat 3350
After School Care:Newington Primary School
Before School Care:Newington Primary School
Macarthur St Primary School
401 Macarthur St, Ballarat 3350
After School Care: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School
St Mary’s Primary School Ararat
Moore St, Ararat VIC 3377
After School Care: Ararat OSHC
Vacation Care: Ararat Vacation Care​​​
​St Columba’s Primary School
Gregory St, Ballarat 3350
After School Care: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School
St Francis Xavier Primary School 
Fortuna St, Ballarat East 3350
After School Care: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School​​​

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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