School holiday program

A group of young people holding ping-pong paddles

We have a selection of fun-filled, educational and recreational activities for young people aged 12 to 17 years, who live, work, study or have a strong connection to Yarra which will run over the July school holiday period. 

Bookings for the Youth Services holiday program are now open. View the full spring program or book online today!

How to book

Book online, or if online payment is not an option for you please call 9426 1455 or visit one of our Town Halls or the Connie Benn Centre, where EFTPOS and cash payment options are available. You will receive a confirmation by SMS or email at the time of booking. 

Please note: bookings cannot be secured without payment. Please call the Yarra Youth Services office on 9426 1455 for any cancellations, difficulties making your booking or changing your booking.

Booking and payment must be made at least one day before the event. 

Get help booking online.

Cancellation Policy

Fees will be refunded if Yarra Youth Services cancels or if you cancel your booking with 24 hours notice. If you cannot attend an activity, please contact us ASAP on 9205 5555 so that your place can be given to someone on the waiting list. 

Please note that no other cancellations can be made without a doctors certificate. Cancellations can also be made online. 

Cost

The cost is $19.50 per activity/day or $3.50 for Health Care Card holders, unless otherwise indicated.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes and a water bottle. Be prepared for rain, hail or shine.

Lunch provided daily. 

Transport

Transport is provided to and from the event/activity venues, or alternatively young people can make their way to the Yarra Youth Services in Fitzroy. Times may vary due to traffic delays and road works. Please understand we do our best to adhere to the times stated.

Please refer to the pick-up and drop-off points and times listed below. You will also receive an email confirming pick-up and drop-off times for the entire week over the two week program. 

Fitzroy Yarra Youth Centre: Yarra Youth Services, 156 Napier Street, Fitzroy (enter via Charles Street during renovations) (Melway ref. 44 A5)

Collingwood: Youth Space, 253 Hoddle St, Collingwood (Melway ref. 2C H9).

Richmond: North Richmond Community Health Centre, 23 Lennox St, Nth Richmond (Melway ref. 2G K3)

Eligibility

The program is open to young people aged 12 to 17 who live, work, and study or has a strong connection to the City of Yarra. To discuss any additional needs, please contact Yarra Youth Services on 9426 1455.

Behaviour policy

A Behaviour Policy applies to all young people who participate in the program. Parent/guardians will be notified of any arrangements to be made and will be responsible for any associated costs for transportation from an excursion or from the centre if serious behaviour issues occur.

Photographic Permission

Yarra Youth Services often take photographs/videos of young people to use for promotional purposes such as social media, website and council publications.

If you do not consent to Yarra Youth Services using photographic/video footage for these purposes please let us know when booking.