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State’s young leaders shine at Y NSW Youth Parliament 2022

Inspired young people from across NSW have returned to their local communities with a spring in their step and motivated to influence change after completing a memorable 20th anniversary of the Y NSW Youth Parliament.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre wins prestigious AUSTSWIM NSW award

12 Jul 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC) has won this year’s AUSTSWIM NSW award in the category of Swim School of Excellence – Large.

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Y NSW Youth Parliament back in politicians chamber for 20th Anniversary

The voices of inspired young people are set to ‘take-over’ the political chamber next week when the Y NSW Youth Parliament returns to the halls of power in Sydney.

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Y NSW launches Alternative School Suspension Program

06 Jul 2022 - Media ReleasesYouth

The Y NSW is excited to announce the launch of an Australian first with the ground-breaking Alternative Suspension Program in Western Sydney and the Central Coast.

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Y NSW Youth Careers Expo on Central Coast - Something for everyone!

29 Jun 2022 - Media ReleasesYouth

The Y NSW will showcase an incredible array of career and training opportunities for Central Coast young people at the Youth Careers Expo on Thursday, September 15.

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The Y NSW celebrates children’s voices for Working with Children Week 2022

The Y NSW celebrates Working with Children Week and this year’s theme is Child-Focused Leadership which the Y embeds in everything we do.

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Y NSW commitment to Reconciliation Action Plan

27 May 2022 - DiversityMedia Releases

To honour and celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), the Y NSW has taken an important step forward in its journey with the development of a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

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The Y NSW selected OSHC provider for Carlingford West Public School

26 May 2022 - Media ReleasesOSHC

The Y NSW is thrilled to announce it has been selected as the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) provider for Carlingford West Public School.

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre shines in safety audit

24 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has earned top marks in Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s industry-wide safety assessment, cementing the Y NSW's position as a leader in aquatics management.

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Big Splash at Port Macquarie Family Fun Day

16 May 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Hundreds of residents have flocked to the Y NSW Family Fun Day at Port Macquarie Olympic Pool on Saturday 14 May, with more than 200 locals enjoying perfect weather and a big day of fun activities.

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Gungahlin Leisure Centre Program Pool to close for maintenance

03 May 2022 -

The 25-metre program pool at Gungahlin Leisure Centre will close over winter from 16 May due to routine pool maintenance.

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New NSW Leader of the House Elected - At the Y NSW’s Youth Parliament Camp for 2022

As Morrison and Albanese campaign across the country for their shot as Prime Minister, more than 80 young people from across NSW and the ACT gathered on the long weekend to train up for a ‘takeover’ of the Legislative Council at NSW Parliament in July.

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Thumbs up for new and improved Y Space Cooma

14 Apr 2022 - COVID-19Media Releases

Young people have a new space to gather and relax following the reopening of the upgraded Y Space Cooma on Wednesday.

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The Y NSW new aquatic centre partner with Port Macquarie Hastings Council

06 Apr 2022 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Y NSW is celebrating the announcement that we will take on the management of four public swimming pools owned by Port Macquarie Hastings Council (PMHC).

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Inspired Young Australians deliver powerful message in Presentation of Bills Ceremony

Months of hard work and debate culminated in Youth Parliamentarians presenting nine Bills to NSW Ministers at Parliament House on 31 March 2022.

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The Ys Wow at Mardi Gras!

Quite simply it was a night we'll never forget! The Y NSW and YWCA Australia came together for their first ever Mardi Gras Parade. A team of 40 dancers represented both organisations – and love in all shapes and sizes – united to shine on the LGBTQIA+ community’s biggest stage of all.

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NSW Youth Governor 2022 announced as Youth Parliament wraps up a week of inspiring debates

The Y NSW has wrapped up an inspiring week of Youth Parliament 2021, with Member for Bega, Abbey Dawson, announced as Youth Governor 2022. Ms Dawson has been the Deputy Premier for the 2021 Youth Parliament program.

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Youth Parliament 2021 - Live Blog

Welcome to the 2021 Y NSW Youth Parliament Live Blog. Lyndal Stuart writing this week, direct from our virtual Youth Parliament where we will convene for the 19th year. We’ll post as sessions conclude, so please feel free to read from the bottom up and enjoy this inspiring week with the Y NSW.

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The Y Youth Parliament goes Virtual in January 2022

The Y NSW was due to commence its Youth Parliament program – including a residential camp at Sydney Olympic Park Lodge and the iconic experience at Parliament House – on Saturday 15 January 2022. The program was already delayed due to the Stay-at-Home Orders, which were in place at the time the program was initially scheduled for July 2021. With the Omicron variant so widespread throughout New South Wales, the Y has taken the difficult decision to make the Youth Parliament program virtual for January 2022. The Y has taken this decision in keeping with our values, because we are committed to acting with the interests of safety, responsibility, honesty, care and respect at all times – particularly in regard to young people.

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Covid Update - 23 Dec

23 Dec 2021 - COVID-19

Masks and QR Codes reintroduced in NSW

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