SYC is a not-for-profit organisation that invests back into the Australian community, helping more than 50,000 people each year in the service areas of Home and Housing, Working, Learning and Justice, with Wellbeing underpinning everything we do.  Founded in 1958, SYC has transformed from a community based, youth services organisation to a leading innovator and provider of human services, operating nationally and working with people of all ages.

SYC supports the people we work with to create a life without disadvantage, to build sustainable independence and to experience wellbeing in all areas of their life.

Our Vision is to be the most effective provider of services that foster wellbeing, independence and opportunity for all Australians.

Our Mission

We achieve our Vision by designing, developing and delivering services in our Learning, Working, Home and Justice portfolios – and by having a deliberate focus on Wellbeing in everything that we do.

Our Wellbeing focus applies equally to the people we work with and the people who work for us:

  • All our services contribute to improving wellbeing in the people we work with.
  • We aim to provide to our employees a working environment and culture that keeps them happy, healthy and safe.

Our Service Portfolios:

  • Learning | Enabling people to acquire knowledge, skills and experience that can be retained and applied
  • Working | Helping people to gain and sustain work in all its forms
  • Home | Working with people to have a stable home, a sense of home and to feel safe and secure in their home
  • Justice | Supporting people to build pro-social connections and make positive choices


Registered Charity

SYC Ltd. is a not-for-profit company and is a registered charity with the ACNC.