About PCYC

PCYC NSW is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a broad range of youth and community activities and support. We focus on empowering young people to be the best that they can be through personal development programs in partnership with NSW Police Youth and Crime Prevention Command. Offering over 15 Youth development programs and over 100 sport, educational, vocational, creative and recreational activities, our clubs are welcoming and accessible reflecting the community they serve by offering classes and programs to suite all ages and lifestyles.

Founded in 1937, and with more than 63 clubs and centres across the state, PCYC NSW is one of Australia’s leading youth organisations.


Our Vision

Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.

Our Mission

We get young people active in life.

We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership.

We reduce and prevent crime by and against young people.

PCYC NSW Indigenous Youth Membership & Program Attendance Data


PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John MacKay. It was a partnership forged with the community via Rotary to provide young people with a safe and positive alternative. Over 80 years later that vision has grown and now operates in 64 sport and recreational locations across NSW and is one of Australia’s leading youth-focused organisations.


RISEUP incorporates job ready programs, mentoring and vocational training for at risk youth aged between 15 and 18 to build their engagement with education, employment opportunities and the community. The initiative aims to partner with employers across NSW to create meaningful workplace opportunities for young people who’ve embraced positive change in their lives.

Recently the RISEUP was featured on Channel 9’s A Current Affair.



Youth Poll 2020

PCYC NSW wants to hear from you!

We want to hear from young people across the state to find out the issues that are important to you. Your feedback will help us tailor our range of programs and help young people in NSW not just survive, but thrive.

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News Stories

Find out about events, media coverage and good news stories of PCYC NSW

Haka Warriors program connects Blacktown youth with their culture

PCYC Blacktown held a workshop last week for young Pacific Island leaders. The all-day leadership workshop is the introduction to the Haka Warriors program 2021. Ten schools in western Sydney are participating in the program, which is designed to challenge Pacific Island youth by using the cultural war dance of the Haka to connect and […]

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PCYC Muswellbrook and Mangoola Open Cut provide relief to local families

From bushfires to pandemics, the Muswellbrook PCYC continues to support those impacted by disaster under the steady hand of Manager De-anne Douglas. PCYC Muswellbrook is providing support to those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying much needed relief hampers to families who have lost their jobs. The PCYC has linked with Upper Hunter […]

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Education and Care Relief Package Frequently Asked Questions

  When will the are Free Child Care arrangements set to occur? The new changes will be backdated to 23rd March 2020. Is my family eligible for Free Child Care? The fully subsidised child care is applicable for all parents. However, PCYC will be required to prioritise care to essential workers, vulnerable and disadvantaged children, […]

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NSW Police deliver welfare packs to vulnerable youth after PCYC NSW services suspended

The NSW Police Force is continuing its commitment to vulnerable and ‘at-risk’ youth by preparing and delivering welfare packages to young people and their families following the suspension of youth services as part of the COVID-19 restrictions. Following the direction to self-isolate and the shutdown of all non-essential services – including the suspension of PCYC […]

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