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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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The Y NSW announces its holiday business hours

As the holiday season approaches, the Y NSW would like to wish its members a very merry time over the break. Changed opening hours are being introduced at Y NSW centres over the holiday period.

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The Y NSW opens Tea Gardens Swimming Pool just in time for summer

04 Dec 2021 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The Tea Gardens Swimming Pool is set to be officially opened this weekend by the Y NSW, just in time for the summer season.

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Recreation Facilities To Reopen Mon 11 October

11 Oct 2021 - COVID-19

The Y NSW is excited to be reopening its recreation centres and youth & community services in line with government roadmap to COVID recovery, following the easing of restrictions in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

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The Y NSW announces its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

06 Oct 2021 - COVID-19Media Releases

The health and wellbeing of the community is, and will always be, at the heart of the Y NSW’s purpose.

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Outdoor Public Swimming Pools to Reopen

22 Sep 2021 - COVID-19

as of Monday 27 September 2021, outdoor public swimming pools are able to reopen with strict NSW Health-approved COVIDSafe plans in place.

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CentrePoint Sport & Leisure Centre to reopen

17 Sep 2021 - COVID-19

CentrePoint Sport & Leisure Centre to reopen following changes to public health orders and NSW Government restrictions.

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Stay-At-Home Restrictions Eased for some Regional NSW LGA's

14 Sep 2021 - COVID-19

Y NSW Covid Update: 14 September 2021

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Mount Annan Leisure Centre wins national award

27 Aug 2021 - RecreationUpdates

The Y NSW has won a national award for its commitment to inclusive swimming at Camden’s Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC).

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Stay-At-Home Orders Impact on Y NSW Facilities

26 Aug 2021 - COVID-19

Covid-19 Update 26 August 2021

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Regional Y NSW sites to enter lockdown

14 Aug 2021 - COVID-19

From 5pm Saturday 14th August 2021, Regional NSW will enter a seven-day lockdown. This means that the following centres will be closed in line with public health orders and NSW Government restrictions.

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ACT Centres to enter lockdown

12 Aug 2021 - COVID-19

From 5pm, Thursday 12 August 2021, the ACT entered lockdown, impacting Gungahlin Leisure Centre, Stromlo Leisure Centre, Lakeside Leisure Centre and the Canberra Olympic Pool.

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New community pantry launched at Y Lakeside Leisure Centre

The Y NSW, Coles and SecondBite have joined forces at Lakeside Leisure Centre to help ensure ACT residents experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry.

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Y NSW celebrates a win for Camden

30 Jul 2021 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The YMCA NSW (Y NSW) will continue as manager of Mount Annan Leisure Centre (MALC) and the Camden War Memorial Pool until at least 2023, following the organisation’s reappointment as operator by Camden Council.

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Y NSW Youth Parliamentarians weigh in on vaccination debate

The Y NSW Youth Parliament has voted in favour of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all Australians and visitors to Australia, in a mock debate chaired by Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Veterans, the Hon. James Griffin MP.

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