Middle Years and Youth Services

Our middle years and youth services programs are open to children and young people, aged 6 to 25 years, who live, work or visit Stonnington.

Operating out of our two centres in Prahran and South Yarra, the dedicated Middle Years and Youth Services Team work collaboratively to deliver a range of support services, engagement and learning programs and social events.

Youth Services

Our Youth Services Team run programs, organise events and provide services to children and young people, aged 12 to 25 years, who live, work or visit our city. Youth Services is a generalist, voluntary service that delivers the following services and programs free of charge in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Staffed by a team of dedicated professionals, the service operates out of the Grattan Gardens Community Centre.

Getting there is easy, with plenty of parking and public transport options (train, tram and buses) nearby.

Youth Services programs

Non-therapeutic case management.

For young people aged 12 to 25 years


Therapeutic group drumming in schools.


Supporting transition from primary to secondary school support program.


Committee and six events a year (including Battle, GLOW dance, VIVA)

Expressions event series

Celebrating diversity in Stonnington.

Body Basics

Recreational and engagement program in this urban environment.

Traffic signal boxes

Young people mentored by professional artist to paint Chapel Street traffic signal boxes. Check out the fabulous Traffic Signal Box artwork created by Stonnington youth.

Young Local Leaders Program

Leadership workshops for secondary students.

Online Workshop Program

Online engagement activities.

The Hub

Our Prahran Child and Youth Community Wellbeing Hub (The Hub) provides engagement, learning and recreational programs for children aged 6 to 12 years who live in public housing in the South Yarra and Prahran areas.

Based at the Horace Petty Housing Estate in South Yarra, The Hub is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals who support the young people and their families through socio-emotional and recreational activities, and provide services to help them overcome barriers that can impact the young person's wellbeing and learning outcomes.

You are welcome to drop in, meet with a youth worker and have a chat about how you can get support or become involved in one of our great programs.

We're open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

To stay up to date with all our news and programs, connect with us on Facebook.

Where to find us

Programs at The Hub

  • Dental hygiene program
  • Trauma informed yoga
  • Afternoon drop-In
  • Saturday drop-In
  • St Martin's Theatre program
  • Martial arts program
  • Soccer program
  • School holiday program
  • Arts and Sustainability Workshops
  • Dance program
  • Parent information lunches

Our other work

Stonnington Middle Years and Youth Services plays a key role in the delivery of services and supports to schools, service providers and community agencies across the municipality.

Our service enjoys a high profile in the community and we often take the lead role in coordinating partnerships and initiatives to increase wellbeing outcomes for local youth.

Some of our initiatives include:

  • Mayor's Education Breakfast Forums
  • Stonnington Youth Network
  • School Focused Youth Services (SFYS)
  • Stonnington Student Support Fund (SSSF)
  • Youth Engagement Partnership (YEP)
  • Stonnington Youth Services website
  • Stonnington Youth Services social media channels
  • Working Together Network


Resources for students

Advice and resources for students about how to adapt their learning during COVID-19, to look after themselves and where to get help.

Transition to work

The Transition to Work employment service supports young people aged 15 to 24 in finding work (including apprenticeships and training) or education.

National Work Experience Program

The National Work Experience Program (NWEP) is a work experience program for job seekers aged 17 years or over. Job-ready participants undertake real-life unpaid work experience placements to gain experience and confidence.

Online safety tips for the 'new normal'

eSafety provides young people with information about online safety in a COVID-19 world; staying connected, managing mental health, studying remotely, dealing with fake news and cyberbullying.

Gambler's Help Youthline

Find free and confidential gambling advice and support for under 25s, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1800 262 376.