SYC has a relentless belief in people and their potential, and this belief goes back more than 60 years to our beginnings as an organisation.

A not-for-profit organisation, we invest back into the Australian community, helping tens of thousands of people every year with housing, education and employment.

Founded in 1958 to support young people experiencing disadvantage, we now extend this expertise to people of all ages and backgrounds. We’re proud of our history and the journey we’ve taken to arrive at today.

Our Vision

Wellbeing, opportunity and independence for everyone.

Our Mission

We exist to support people to live a healthy life, in a safe and affordable home, with income to support their needs and the opportunity to realise their potential.

We achieve our Mission by designing, developing and delivering a range of services and by having a deliberate focus on wellbeing in everything we do.

What does SYC mean today?

So you can. An enabling statement that shows that no matter what you want to achieve, with SYC, it’s possible. Our services and programs, alongside our passionate and dedicated staff, embody the philosophy of So you can.

We have a proud history spanning more than 60 years. Our name originally came from the founding purpose of the organisation — Service to Youth Council. Today, however, SYC inspires and helps people of all ages. Rather than standing for something we are, our acronym demonstrates what you can do with help from SYC. We exist so you can:

Start your climb, Shift your course, Strengthen your capabilities, Show your courage, Share your challenges, Showcase your creativity, Steer your career, Spark your curiosity. 

Read more about the evolution of the SYC brand here.


Registered Charity

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