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Applications now open for 18 new Wellness Centre jobs

Applications are now open for 18 new jobs at the $5.4 million YMCA Wellness Centre, the YMCA has announced.


Opening in early 2019, the centre will employ more than 45 staff and deliver a range of holistic health and wellness programs and services to the Broken Hill community.


The new roles are across a number of areas and include customer service, crèche, fitness, personal training and café positions. School-based trainees and Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

YMCA Area Manager Shane Simmons said the Y will hold information sessions in the coming weeks for people to find out more.

He added: “We are looking for energetic, passionate and motivated people to assist us in our vision of creating a more vibrant and liveable Broken Hill. The Y is a fabulous place to work, plus by joining the team at the new Wellness Centre you will be playing an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our community.

“At this stage we expect to exceed our original target of 17 new jobs for the new centre as we have already recruited several candidates. The appointment of 18 new people will take our employment base to around 100 local staff – the largest team YMCA has ever had in Broken Hill.”

YMCA NSW was awarded $3.9 million from the NSW Government under the Restart NSW Resources for Regions program in January last year to create a wellness centre for the community. Since then, the Federal Government has contributed $371,302 through the Building Better Regions Fund and Broken Hill City Council has provided $100,000 under the Community Assistance Grants program towards the project.

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries welcomed the recruitment drive, adding that he was pleased to see support from all levels of government for such a worthwhile project.

“The YMCA Wellness Centre is going to make a significant contribution to the community, from creating new jobs through to encouraging healthy lifestyles, and I’m delighted that the State Government together with our Local and Federal Government colleagues have been able to help make this happen,” he said.

The YMCA Wellness Centre will deliver significant health and wellbeing benefits to the Broken Hill community, with expanded programs and services. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year with a major opening event in early 2019.  

Job seekers can contact the YMCA on 8088 1999 or visit

YMCA NSW has been involved with the Broken Hill community for over 100 years. For more information on YMCA NSW locations and programs, visit

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Media contacts:

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Louise O’Donnell, Senior Communications Advisor YMCA NSW e:


YMCA NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 22 recreation centres, 63 Out of School Hours Care services and two camping locations which fund our diverse range of community programs. We’ve been creating positive change and supporting communities for more than 165 years. Visit  

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