We support young people to feel good about who they are, to get the credit they deserve and to be the best they can be.


Barwon Youth is founded on a social justice, strengths-based model.

Since 1981, we’ve been working with individuals, families and communities in the context of their lived experience. Today, we are the largest youth agency in the Barwon region.

Our innovative services and programs enable and celebrate the achievements of the amazing young people we work with.


Our Work

 “As a teenager, I had some tough challenges. Barwon Youth helped me turn things around.” - John, young person

Our approach is simple. We trust, respect, celebrate and value our young people and the diverse perspectives they contribute to our community.

From our base in Geelong West, we partner with young people, families, communities, youth agencies, charities, all levels of government and innovators from the public and private sectors.

For over three decades, we’ve been leading the development of groundbreaking approaches which positively impact on young people and have value for the communities we serve.

Our work is funded by private, public and philanthropic partners who enable us to give young people the tools, pathways and opportunities they need to realise and build on their own potential.


Youth Information

Experiencing difficulties with family, friends, relationships, drugs, sexuality, leaving home, leaving school, accommodation, legal aid, mental health or something else?

We have lots of ways to support you.

We cater for all young people aged 12 – 25, from all walks of life. Your skin colour, religion, disability, sexual diversity or whatever else makes you unique is welcomed and respected at Barwon Youth.


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