Youth Programs

The Y Ballarat Youth programs are all about young people aged 12-25 in Ballarat and the surrounding communities. Our team of passionate youth workers believe in the power of inspired young people and help them have fun, learn, feel empowered, share their voices and reach their full potential.

All Y Ballarat Youth programs are inclusive to all young people and focus on having fun, developing life skills and positive relationships. Programs run after school hours and during term breaks and are safe, welcoming and supervised environments.

For more info about Y Ballarat Youth check out our  Facebook page or email 

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers are most welcome. Volunteers are interviewed and if recruited must complete a Y Ballarat induction and is 18+ complete a Volunteer Working With Children Check.

For more info or to enquire about volunteering with Y Ballarat’s Youth programs click here.

A-Z Ballarat Youth Quicklist

The A-Z Ballarat Youth Quicklist contains an extensive list of youth services and programs through drop-in centres, youth specific programs, online and telephone supports, volunteering and opportunities for social connections and support through a wide variety of service providers.



Listen Up Youth Mental Health Summit
National Youth Week Art Exhibition
Youth Hubs
Youth Leadership in schools
Youth Parliament
Ararat youth space and program (coming soon)

Past Events

SWISH Intercultural Basketball Tournament

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