Action Sports

This year, our Action Sports team helped run over 232 skating sessions across our various programs. These sessions engaged over 13,250 participants in-person and virtually. We also delivered the Australian Skateboarding League Championships in March 2021, where over 100 athletes competed including Olympians Hayley Wilson and Kieran Woolley.

Aquatics and swimming

In the year 2020-2021, we employed 4,870 staff, with 47% of them being under the age of 25. We had 29,964 swimming lesson students across our sites and 71,000 school participants through our YMCA Swimming Lessons school program.


Our regional campsites were open for 244 days and our metro campsites were open for 201 days in the past year. During this period, we had 48,900 campers attend and 250 staff members employed across our seven campsites.

Children's Programs

We operate 93 early childhood education and care services with 18 Early Learning Centres, 31 Before and After School Programs, 29 School Holiday Programs and 15 Occasional Care programs. In the last financial year, 221,740 children attended our Early Learning Centres and 221,875 children attended our Before and After School Programs. In addition, we manage the hiring of community spaces at 11 local partner primary schools.

Recreation, healthy living and fitness

We operate more than 80 aquatic, recreation and stadium facilities. In the last year, we had 36,612 health and wellness members and 3,788 gymnastics members across these facilities.


We operate 20 Kingswim Learn to Swim schools across Victoria, Canberra, New South Wales and Queensland. We employ 650 staff across these schools to teach 23,379 kids per week to be competent and safe in and around water.

Open Doors

YMCA Open Doors helps people experiencing disadvantage by subsiding access to our programs and services. Due to the closure of our centres, we have not had the opportunity to hold face-to-face events or fundraise at a site level. This has had a significant negative effect on the Y’s revenue and YMCA Open Doors accounts which meant we were unable to provide this service. When our centres are back open, we look forward to helping vulnerable community members participate in our programs.

Staff and volunteers

In the year 2020-2021, we employed 4,870 staff, with 47% of them being under the age of 25. Our dedicated team of 643 volunteers gave up 9,060 hours of their time this year, and while this is invaluable to us, that amounts to an incredible $371,460 worth of time.

Virtual Y

Virtual Y (a free platform that we launched in 2020 to support the health and wellbeing of young people and the community during lockdown) has continued to grow and support over 100,000 people virtually. We've kept our communities engaged and connected to the Y during these difficult times.

Youth Services

Our YMCA Youth Services and skate parks engaged 565 people. YMCA ReBuild employed 29 young people between July 2020 to July 2021, with 66 young people completing the work readiness and life skills program. YMCA Peninsula Youth Services also finished construction of a new purpose-built wellbeing sanctuary 'Jimmys's'. Of the $8,039,925 YMCA Victoria spent to help people in need, 96% was used to help young people and children across Victoria.

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