Youth Foundation


Laverton Youth Foundation is a not-for-profit service for young people in Hobsons Bay and Wyndham. Laverton Youth Foundation was the first Youth Foundation site to be set up and was established in 2007 by the Bendigo Community Bank branches in Altona, Laverton/ Altona Meadows, and Point Cook along with the Victorian Government’s Office for Youth.

The project works in partnership with local organizations and businesses to provide free activities for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 12 – 25, providing a safe space to learn, grow, and have fun. Our aim is to make a real difference in the lives of local young people in the Hobson’s Bay and Wyndham communities by increasing the number of opportunities available to them to become actively involved.

The youth-led projects that we run help to grow young people’s connections within their local community, increase skills and employment opportunities and reduce social isolation

Nutritional Cooking on a Budget

Laverton Youth Foundation, in partnership with MiCare and Gateway Community Services, offers a free 8 session cooking course for young people aged 12 – 25years.

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Headspace MeetUp

Headspace MeetUp is a group that runs during the school term for young people aged between 16-25 years who are interested in meeting new people and participating in fun activities! Please contact us for current times and dates.

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Girls Self Defence Classes

Learn how to defend yourself, spot the warning signs of an attack, and control your emotions. The course is a great way to learn new skills, get active, and have fun.



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Friday Drop In

In partnership with MiCare, the Leadership group provides young people in Hobsons Bay and Wyndham with a safe and friendly space from 3.30pm – 5.30pm every Friday during term time.




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School Holiday Program

Laverton Youth Foundation, along with local partners, run activities every school holiday, for young people aged between 12 – 25 in Melbourne’s West. Past activities include sports day at Whitton Oval, The Amazing Race in the CBD, 1000 steps in Dandenong & tobogganing at Mount Buller.

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RACV Information Days

Laverton Youth Foundation has teamed up with the RACV Community Foundation to offer young people aged 14 – 25 the amazing opportunity to visit an RACV site (such as Torquay or Goldfields). These site visits take place every school holiday (suspended until current restrictions are eased)

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Community Projects

Laverton Youth Foundation is always looking for new projects that will enhance the lives of the young people of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham, if you have an idea for a youth-led project and would like support from LYF

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Swimming programme

In partnership with Gateway Community Services, LYF offers free swim lessons for 12 – 25yr olds. The 8 week programme teaches youth basic swim and survival skills

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Proudly supported and sponsored by:

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the sponsors and partners that support the work the Laverton Youth Foundation does











Contact us

Email: | Mobile: 0487 905 979