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 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.


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News Stories

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

The Meaning of Community

Look through any local newspaper, and the idea of community is front and centre. It’s hard to miss. The front page of almost any local newspaper will tout ‘news about your community’. Flick through the local paper, and sure enough, there will be headlines announcing bargain property for sale or that kid in the next […]

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Staying Active as a Senior

While it is common, “slowing down” as we get older is not necessarily a good thing. Many of us do become increasingly sedentary as we age because of health issues, pain, weight, or concerns about balance and breaks if we fall. Research suggests that as we age being active actually becomes increasingly important. It’s the […]

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Nations of Origin 2019

As we gear up for this year’s NAIDOC Week (7th- 14th July 2019) the momentum is also gathering for PCYC NSW’s Nations of Origins 2019 program. To refresh you on NAIDOC Week – it’s an annual series of events open to all Australians – which celebrates the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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Creative Kids in Focus

This year the NSW Government has introduced the Creative Kids rebate program, a one-off voucher worth $100 to assist school-aged children to take part in creative and cultural activities. The NSW Government has excellent reasons to invest in the creativity of children. According to the Department of Jobs and Small Business, creativity is rated as […]

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