Welcome to Y Australia's

2023
COMMUNITY
IMPACT
REPORT

Local Impact. National Voice. Global Influence.

Welcome to Y Australia's

2023
COMMUNITY
IMPACT
REPORT

Local Impact. National Voice. Global Influence.

Y-Portrait-4
Y-Portrait-13
Y-Portrait-26
Y-Portrait-23
Y-Portrait-20
Y-Portrait-21
Y-Portrait-11
Y-Portrait-1
Y-Portrait-27
Y-Portrait-12
Y-Portrait-9
Y-Portrait-25
Y-Portrait-15
Y-Portrait-18
Y-Portrait-14
Y-Portrait-3
Y-Portrait-24
Y-Portrait-16

A better world, with and for young people.

That’s our bold new Strategy 2030 Vision.

Strategy 2030 is about all of us.

It's about working together, across our Y movement, hand-in-hand with our local communities and partners, to drive system change for and with young people.

Our Y footprint

A part of the largest youth movement in the world, and collectively one of the largest community organisations in Australia, the Y in Australia operates as a federation of 12 member associations, supporting more than 680 communities across the country.

Through our vast footprint, global reach, broad range of programs and commitment to inclusion and diversity, the Y in Australia is focused on achieving meaningful outcomes for children, young people and our communities.

Each of our
member associations 
works in partnership with their local communities.
Icon-1
With
sites managed across our cities and regions.

Our Member Associations

Y Ballarat

Y Bundaberg

Y Canberra

Y Geelong

Y Hobart

Y NSW

Y NT

Y Queensland

Y SA

Y Victoria

Y WA

Y Whittlesea

Icon-2
+

The number of participations in our programs and services over FY 22/23

Icon-3
+

The number of staff we employ, with over half (6,300) being young people.

Icon-5
+

The number of volunteers who support our organisation

Icon-4
$

Our collective
turnover

Our collective impact

Collectively, our Y movement in Australia is committed to driving change across our four areas of impact:

Meaningful-work

Meaningful
Work

Empowering young people to navigate and thrive in the dynamic world of work

Community-wellbeing

Community
Wellbeing

Building healthy, connected communities, where children and young people thrive

Just-world

Just
World

Amplifying the diverse voices of children and young people to shape a just world

Sustainable-planet

Sustainable
Planet

Adapting, protecting and renewing for a sustainable planet

Here’s a selection of some of our many programs and services.

Global Meaningful Work Project

Y Australia

See page 21 of report

Youth
Parliament

Australia-wide

See page 46 of report

Vocational Schools Program

Y QLD

See page 25 of report

Y Careers

Y Australia

See page 19 of report

Remote Pools
Program

Y NT

See page 32 of report

The Voices of Our
Young People

Y Australia

See page 44 of report

ReBuild /
Bridge

Y Victoria

See page 23 of report

Kokoda
Leadership
& Development
Program

Y WA

See page 51 of report

RAID
Basketball

Y Canberra

See page 38 of report

Schools Breakfast Program

Y QLD

See page 36 of report

Inside
our Minds

Y WA

See page 30 of report

Community
Inclusion

Y Bundaberg

See page 40 of report

Alternative Suspension Program

Y NSW

See page 27 of report

ReCranked

Y Ballarat

See page 54 of report

LGBTIQ+
and Pride
Initiatives

Australia-wide

See page 50 of report

Action Sports / Girls' Skateboarding

Y Victoria

See page 34 of report

EYES
Program

Y Whittlesea

See page 48 of report

Sustainability
in Action

Y Canberra,
Y Whittlesea,
Y Geelong, Y Hobart

See page 57 of report

Y Kinders /
Y Learn & Swim

Y Ballarat

See page 41 of report

Solar Power
Initiative

Y SA

See page 56 of report

Read our impact stories in full inside our 2023 Community Impact Report

Community-Impact-Report-2

Our Member Association
Impact Reports

The Y exists as a federation of 12 member associations.

Please click below to learn more about the important work underway across our local communities, in our Member Association Impact Reports.

Y Ballarat
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y Bundaberg
2023 Impact

View website

Y Canberra
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y Geelong
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y Hobart
2023 Impact

View website

Y NSW
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y NT
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y QLD
2023 Impact Report

Read report  | View video

Y SA
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y Victoria
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Y WA
2023 Impact

View website

Y Whittlesea
2023 Impact Report

Read report

Acknowledgements

Our successes are due to the collective efforts of many – our staff, volunteers, partners, stakeholders, and young people across our movement. We wish to acknowledge our value aligned partners for their extensive contributions to the work we do, in support of young people and our communities.

Most importantly, we wish to thank our people. We are continually inspired by the important contribution of our staff and volunteers at Y Australia and across our Y family for the work they do, each and every day, to create a better world, with and for young people and our communities.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

The Y recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first peoples of this continent and the islands of the
Torres Strait. In doing so, we acknowledge our shared history; recognise the right to self-determination and
the importance of connection to country.

The Y acknowledges that 2023 has been a difficult year for our First Nations people. We remain committed to the
Uluru Statement from the Heart as a sincere and moving invitation from First Nations Peoples to
“walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”.