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​The Y Northern Territory is a not-for-profit, community organisation working for a better world, with and for young people. Proudly Territorian, we've been delivering grassroots programs across the Northern Territory for over 50 years.

We're also part of a global YMCA network - the world's largest youth movement, reaching almost 65 million people in 120 countries.

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. When children and young people have a strong foundation, the tools to grow and the right support, we know it can have a profound impact on the trajectory of their lives, and on the world around them.

That's why we're dedicated to walking alongside children and young people, from their early life to adulthood. Because when they thrive, we all thrive.

To realise our vision of a better world, with and for young people, we commit our energy, courage and creativity to achieving tangible progress across our four Pillars of Impact: Community Wellbeing, Meaningful Work, a Sustainable Planet, and a Just World.

Our areas of impact guide the grassroots work we do each and every day.

At our Early Learning centres, we prepare children for learning and life. Across the Territory, we provide personalised early learning for children aged 6 weeks - 5 years using inspiring, play based curriculums.

Our Outside School Hours Care inspires children to seek, to explore, to grow, to be, and to belong. We provide safe environments for children to play and connect, while nurturing a lifelong love of learning.

Through our Youth Services, we create safe spaces for young people to be themselves.  We build respectful relationships through mentoring and targeted support, empowering young people to build new skills, set and achieve goals and stay connected with education, training or employment.

We support Territorians to lead Active and Healthy lives through health and wellness programs, swimming lessons, lifeguarding and recreation and aquatic facilities management. We support remote Aboriginal communities to operate local swimming pools – valuable community spaces that contribute to positive social and health outcomes.

At the Y Hostel, we support vulnerable adults at risk of homelessness by providing affordable, safe and welcoming accommodation.

As a social enterprise, we believe in “profit for purpose" and reinvest all surpluses into community-building activities.

​We're committed to working with, and for, children, young people and communities to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world, where every person can thrive in body, mind and spirit.​​​


The Y Northern Territory acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to their Elders both past and present.

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