Community Welfare

Frontyard Youth Service

19 King Street (near Flinders Lane)
Melbourne Phone: 9611 2411 or Freecall: 1800 800 531

Frontyard offers a collection of services located together to address the physical, emotional and social needs of young people aged 12 to 25 years who spend time in Melbourne CBD and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Most services are drop-in so no appointment is necessary. Services include:

  • Melbourne Youth Support Service (MYSS)
  • Melbourne Gateway Reconnect
  • Youth People’s Health Service (YPHS)
  • Job Placement Employment and Training (JPET)
  • Youthlaw
  • Youth Transition Model (YTM)
  • Family Reconciliation and Mediation Program (FRMP)
  • Visiting services that include Youth Substance Abuse Service (YSAS), Homeground and the Homeless Advocacy Service (HAS).

The Drum - Youth Services

Drummond Street Relationship Centre
Ground Floor
Carlton Primary School
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton195 Drummond Street, Carlton
Phone: 9663 6733

The Drum - Youth Services targets young people aged 12 to 25 years who live, study, work and/or visit the Carlton/Parkville area, and features a comprehensive mix of youth programs and services including:

  • Sport and recreation activities including mixed medium arts based programs
  • Professional development and life skills programs
  • Vocational, education and employment connection and support programs
  • Targeted interventions (such as case management and counselling) for young people with specific needs or health risks including young people from special needs groups such as refugee and humanitarian entrants, African young people, young people residing in public housing and International students.

Youth Unlimited

12 Gower Street
(Based at Doutta Galla Community Health Centre)
Phone: 8378 1600

Youth Unlimited is located in Kensington and offers a range of support services and programs for young people in the Kensington, North-West Melbourne and Flemington areas. The primary services offered by Youth Unlimited include:

  • Social support, advocacy and referral
  • Youth arts programs
  • Youth recreational activities through the Flemington Drop-In Program, holiday camps, and programs such as the Young Women’s Soccer Program, Jump-Off Girls Circus Program and Adventures Unlimited
  • School-based programs such as the Debney Park Outloud Program, “Too Cool” Boys Program and the Transition Support Program.

Living Room

7-9 Hosier Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Living Room is a primary health service with doctors, nurses, and specialist health workers. All of their services are free, confidential, and best of all - ‘user friendly'. Living Room has been established with the specific aim of addressing the health issues experienced by injecting drug users.

They provide:

  • Testing for Hepatitis & HIV
  • Hepatitis B & other vaccinations
  • Testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • Pap tests
  • Pregnancy tests & contraception
  • Vein care & wound care
  • Safer using advice & information
  • Housing information & referral
  • Counselling
  • Health information
  • Interpreter service available
  • Cereal, fruit & chill out space

Living Room Outreach - Meet them on the street

You can meet them on the street or at Living Room. To find them on the street you can ask the Foot Patrol, or call them:
Tel: 03 9662 4488
Freecall: 1800 440 188

Opening Times: Monday - Friday, 12 noon - 5.00 pm

GloBALL Program

The GloBALL program provides opportunities for international students to interact with the broader Victorian community through Aussie rules football. This program is supported by the City of Melbourne, Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS), RMIT, AUSTRADE, and the Essendon Football Club. For more information about the GloBALL program contact the City of Melbourne on (03) 9658 9658.

Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues (CMYI)

Community based organisation that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Address: 304 Drummond Street, Carlton
Phone: (03) 9340 3700

Reconciliation Victoria

Reconciliation Victoria is a non-profit community based organisation that promotes reconciliation across Victoria.

Address: Level 4, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9662 1645

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria

The peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria.
Phone: (03) 9267 3799

Open Family Australia

Outreach support and services to young people at risk.
Address: 1/75 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8698 6700

National Liaison Committee

A not-for-profit peak representative body organized by full time international students in Australia
Address: Suite 5, Level 5 383 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9262 9262

Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS)

Helps International Students get the best out of living and studying in Australia
Address: 247 Flinders Lane (Ross House) Melbourne

The Couch – International Student Centre

“The Couch” – International Student Centre aims to provide a safe and free space at night time for international students studying in Melbourne to socialise, relax, rest study, and seek information and assistance. “The Couch” will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5pm-10pm.
Address: 69 Bourke St, Melbourne

Family / Domestic Violence

Family Violence is the repeated use of violent, threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour by an individual against a family member(s), or someone with whom they have, or have had an intimate relationship including carers. Violent behaviour includes not only physical assaults but an array of power and control tactics used along a continuum in concert with one another, including direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, property damage, social isolation and behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV VIC)

Level 2, Queen Victoria Women's Centre
210 Lonsdale St. Melbourne 3000
Phone: 9921 0828
Fax: 9921 0827

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