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.
Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential.
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.
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.
Find out about events, media coverage and good news stories of PCYC NSW
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, […]
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 […]
More than 800 took part in the 5th Annual PCYC RAW Challenge in Doyalson on 7 March 2020. Participants came from more than 32 PCYC NSW clubs, including remote clubs such as Broken Hill, Far South Coast, and Walgett. In all more than 500+ young people ran the course with about 90 taking part with […]
Humans are social beings that require interaction to thrive and succeed. Our mental wellbeing depends on our ability to form connections with others, as these bonds and relationships are what bring us joy, offer us support and fulfil our social requirements. It is important to have friends and family with whom we share strong, trusting […]
A charity empowering young people through Police and community partnerships